How to increase the probabilities of your papers to be cited?
March 11, 2013 9 Comments
The dissemination and impact of research for academics is increasingly vital, either to find a position/tenure or to earn prestige. And this impact is being measured by some publishing companies by the number of citations that your publications have from other authors.
Although the main focus should be on research and writing good papers, and knowing that the current citation system could be improved, we should also consider to sell our publications a little bit; let’s call it “citation marketing”.
What do you do to increase the probabilities of your papers to be cited?
1. Distribute early your research as working papers or technical reports.
2. Include your papers in your website, your profile in Linkedin, FB or other communities.
3. Publish in indexed and open access journals.
4. Active selling, as promoting your manuscripts in web discussions, blogs, or conferences.
5. Other activities (please add them in the comments).
6. I do nothing.
7. I do not believe in impact indicators.