Here are a few methods that might be useful if you are looking to improve your research visibility.
In order to make your research papers more visible and easily retrievable by search engines such as Google or Google Scholar, you can do the following.
1. Create a search-engine-friendly title by:
2. Optimise your abstract by:
3. Provide relevant keywords:
4. Links to other sources and articles:
If you're interested to learn more about SEO, read more about it here!
Another great way to increase the visibility of your research output is to share it online. There are many publication repositories where you can share your preprints or some appropriate version of your articles for others to access . This automatically increases your readership and the potential impact of your work.
Be aware of publisher’s copyrights which limits what you can legally share online. Generally, if you have published your work under non Open Access, you might not be permitted to share the published version of your work online. Do check SHERPA/RoMEO for publisher's requirements regarding which version can be archived in other repositories.
ScholarBank@NUS is our institutional repository which captures, distributes and preserves digital research products. Here you can find theses, articles, working papers, technical reports, conference papers and data sets in various digital formats. When your item becomes a part of the repository, it is assigned a persistent URL which you can safely use to refer to your item when citing it in publications or other communications.
The repository is also indexed by Google and other search engines for increased discoverability and use. Find out how you can deposit your works with ScholarBank@NUS here.
ArXiv covers research areas such as physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics and is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library. ArXiv accepts submissions of scholarly articles in a variety of formats from registered, endorsed users. Learn more here.
Having an author profile online can help to distinguish your research from others and showcase your scholarly contributions to the academic community. This is one of the first steps to increasing your research visibility. When other academics try to search for your name on the web or on other online systems, they would be able to see a list of your publications and the impact of your work. Taking the few minutes to create, maintain and update your profiles will also increase your chance of securing a grant application from grant funding agencies and increase the chances of getting possible collaborators to find and work with you.
Here are some of the more commonly used author profiles and platforms:
Learn more about author profiles at our Author Profiles libguide.
You've worked very hard and your article has been published! Now what?
Here are some tips on promoting your article and maximizing its impact.
Communicate your research online
There are a variety of online places you can share your work to increase its visibility. Here are some options you can consider:
If you're interested to learn more about getting started with social media, visit Prof Harzing's site for a comprehensive guide on using social media in academia here - https://harzing.com/blog/2020/01/social-media-in-academia-introduction