Yearly Archives: 2018

Impact of journal choice on your citation count

We looked at basic tips on optimizing the impact of your research here. Still on the subject of visibility of your research, the choice of journal you publish in needs careful attention. Here are factors to consider;

  1. The most basic question to consider is if the journal is available online. Publishing in a print only journal will greatly limit access and visibility of your research.
  2. Publish in an open

Promoting your research for increased visibility

We gave you some basic tips on making your research more visible here. Now we try and focus on how to promote your published research for increased visibility. Here are some helpful insights;

  1. Present your work at conferences.
  2. Publishers often give an author free author eprints. EprintsĀ are a link you can share with colleagues and friends, giving them free access to your article. Make use of them.
  3. Provide

Optimising the impact of your research

Visibility and impact of research as a tool for evaluating researchers and awarding research funds is becoming increasingly important. Having accomplished the often daunting task of publishing your work in the right journal, you need to actively embark on optimizing the impact of your work. Here are a few basic tips on improving your citation count.

  1. Create a Google scholar profile.
  2. Submit your research to the library (library@ku.ac.ke
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