The Glucksman Library in the University of Limerick supports researchers in many different ways, including via the provision of quality research materials including books, e-journals and databases. In addition, there are a number of librarians that can help support your research including the Research Services Department and the Faculty Librarians.
Research Services Department
1. Publish in high impact journals that enable Open Access
Impact Factor metrics - e.g. Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) - will help you to select high impact journals in your field. Check Sherpa/Romeo for journals' Open Access policies.Consult with peers and check the scope of a journal, and if possible publish in Quartile 1 or 2 journals in your field.
2. Collaborate with other researchers
Collaboration leads to more citations because each author has their own network and collaborators will also cite each other's work in their other projects. Collaboration often leads to better quality research due to the complementary skills of the research team. Co-authored papers, especially those from outside the author's home country, have been shown to be cited more frequently. See this guide for tips on getting started with co-authoring.
3. Ensure your research is easily identifiable
Create an ORCID profile to ensure that all of your research is linked correctly to you. Link your ORCID profile to your ULRIS, Publons, Scopus and Google Profiles.
4. Increase the visibility of your research outputs
Take care when selecting and writing your title, abstract and keywords to ensure that your research is picked up in the search results of databases (i.e. search engine optimisation). Deposit your publications in the UL institutional repository to make the most of the open access citation advantage.
5. Communicate & promote your research
Social media (e.g. Twitter, blogs, slideshare) and academic social networking sites (e.g. ResearchGate , Academia.edu) can be useful for publicising research and engaging with audiences. Researchers should also attend and present at conferences and seminars to communicate the results of their research and to meet potential collaborators.
This recorded presentation will explain the benefits of open access and explain how you can increase the visibility of your publications via search engine optimisation (SEO).
A transformative Open Access agreement between IReL and ACM allows unlimited and unrestricted access to the ACM Digital Library for UL students and staff, and Open Access publication in ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines at no cost to UL authors.
To facilitate a transition to OA, IReL and Elsevier have agreed a deal which covers Article Processing charges (APCs) for 70% of UL-authored articles published in Elsevier journals.
This recorded lecture examines how to maximise the impact of your published research and summarises much of the content of this LibGuide.