Promoting Your Research

I’m a PhD student. How do I go on to the next stage of my career?

Thinking about moving from a PhD to a postdoc? Don’t panic! Feeling confused or overwhelmed about your life after a PhD? Don’t worry! You have choices. You have transferrable skills. How can you navigate this key career change? What are the issues to consider?  The move from PhD to postdoctoral researcher is a tricky one. It is perhaps the most important move towards a …

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Tools for measuring the success of your article

You have worked hard to plan, implement, and publish your research. Now what? How do you know what impact your research is making on your field? Impact factor The impact factor (IF) of a journal represents how frequently articles published in that journal are cited. The number is calculated by dividing the number of citations …

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Promoting your research with SEO and social media

Search engine optimization Authors are encouraged include all of the most relevant words and phrases from their manuscript in their abstract, title, and keywords to make their manuscript easy to find. Think about what terms a person might enter into a search box to find articles related to your work. You can also use websites …

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Keywords and Indexing: helping readers find your article

Keywords are an important element in the discoverability and visibility of your paper. Therefore, you should choose your keywords carefully to increase your paper’s retrieval in Internet search engines by readers interested in topics related to your paper. Keywords should include all the essential terms related to your research. To easily identify these essential terms, …

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Choose the Journal that is Right for You

Where to send your manuscript? Selection of an appropriate journal and publication type is critical: get it right and you instantly increase your chances of successful publication and regular citation. Conversely, sending a manuscript to an inappropriate journal is a frequent cause of rejection. The aims and scope of the journal, the journal’s target audience …

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How to Build Your Publication Record During Your Graduate and Doctoral Studies

by Kat Bebbington It’s a saying that pops up again and again in science. Your publication record is the measure that everyone – from colleagues to funding agencies – uses to judge your quality as a researcher. Aside from helping to get you your dream research grant or university position, making sure that you get …

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