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Maximum research impact: With non-traditional methods

This guide is for faculty, staff and students who would like to increase the impact of their research and I would be happy to get feedback about it.

Why use non-traditional methods?

The use of social media and internet platforms for example for academia allows faculty and researchers to understand how citizens, government and non-government agencies and fellow researchers use their datasets, software, presentations and policy papers, and conversely, to engage with their users quickly and from various geographies before, during and after research. The metrics - or altmetrics as they are commonly known - of social media platforms such as likes, retweeted posts and posts increases the reach of your research and measure your research impact. However, citation-based metrics are still important for promotion and tenure activities, and altmetrics needs to be applied within the requirements of your department, discipline and institution.

Here is an example from the Libraries' catalogue  

Academic search engine optimization

About research data

Google citations

 in your Google Scholar profile

Plum Analytics

in Scopus  

and in ScienceDirect