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Writing for Publication

Resources and information to help researchers and scholars get published

After Publication

Your work does not end when you publish your article - you can continue to increase and understand the impact of your research by promoting your article, and by monitoring your overall research impact. 

Promote Your Article

Authors can utilize a number of strategies to promote their published journal articles, which should both improve research sharing and increase professional standing. Below are recommended strategies suggested by publishers. 

Track Citations Using Google

Track your article using Google Scholar to see when others cite it.

Google Scholar will allow you to build a profile based upon your professional name and track when works affiliated with it are cited in articles that it indexes. While it cannot include citations in works it does not have included in its index, it is very comprehensive. 

  1. Create your Google Scholar Profile if you have not
  2. Visit your Google Scholar Profile 
  3. Click the Follow button visible to the right of your user identity information
    1. You must make your profile Public in order to receive emailed alerts of new citations
  4. Check desired alerts to follow

Track Other Publication Metrics

Metrics are increasingly available to show when an article is shared on social media, tweeted, saved to a citation manager, emailed, etc. These metrics can give a more complete view of the uses and permeation of research.

See Publication Metrics for more information about different metrics for a researcher's larger body of work, and other measures to track to know your impact.

Try using the free Altmetric bookmarklet to quickly track other forms of non-citation based metrics for your published journal articles.  

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The free Altmetric it! bookmarklet for Chrome, Firefox or Safari can show article metrics for any article with a DOI with a single click. The bookmarklet allows for viewing of the Altmetric Score of works on ORCID record pages. 

How to get Started:

  1. Add bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar
  2. Visit any article with a DOI
  3. Get social media sharing metrics by clicking Altmetric It! in your bookmarks toolbar
  4. For statistics on Mendeley, etc by clicking Click for More Details in the box