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Research Impact

This guide outlines the resources and support available for ACU researchers to track their research impact.

Tips for maximising your research impact

Key steps prior to publication

  • Sign up for an ORCID  - a unique author identifier which distinguishes you from other researchers and ensures consistent, reliable attribution of your work.
  • Link your Researcher ID and Scopus Author ID to your ORCID
  • Use a standardised version of your ACU affiliation address on all publications. See the ACU Research Publication Policy for correct affiliation guidelines. 
  • Consider Search Engine Optimisation when writing your article title, keywords, and abstract. This will have an effect on where your publication ranks in Google search results.

Key steps at the point of publication

  • Deposit full-text open access versions of your publications in Research Bank
  • Consider publication in an open access journal
  • Create a metadata record for your research data in Research Bank. Talk to your Liaison Librarian about depositing your data in Research Bank.
  • Obtain a Digital Object Identifier for your data sets so that they can be cited.

Key steps following publication

  • Promote your work via suitable social media channels and provide a link to the publications' open access full-text version in Research Bank
  • Present your work at conferences
  • Start a blog devoted to your research project

Need some help?

Contact your Librarian - they can assist you.

Resources for research promotion

Advice from publishers

Sage: Increase usage and citation using social media

Elsevier: Making the most of social media

Cambridge University Press: 10 ways to promote your articles

‚Äč30 Day Impact Challenge: the ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research