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Boost Your Scholarly Profile: Additional Resources

Boost Your Scholarly Profile With an Extra Punch!

Image: 30 Day Impact ChallengeThe 30 Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising The Profile of Your Research, by Stacy Konkiel.

In a hugely competitive research landscape, scientists can no longer afford to just publish and hope for the best. To leave a mark, researchers have to take their impact into their own hands. But where do you start? There are so many ways to share, promote, and discuss your research, especially online. It’s tough to know where to begin. Luckily, we’ve got your back.

Drawing on years of experience measuring and studying research impact, we’ve created a list of the top 30 can’t-miss, proven effective steps for you to make sure your hard work gets out there, gets attention, and makes a difference—both in your field and with the public.

Each chapter’s challenge will look like this: we’ll describe an important strategy for scholarly and public impact--why it’s important, how you can get started, and some resources to help you excel--and then share a homework assignment, where you’ll apply the concepts we’ve covered.

In the chapters that follow, we share a tip per day (though you’re welcome to try out multiple steps in a single day, or do these challenges at your leisure). We challenge you to follow along and give each one a try.

If you’re up to the challenge, we guarantee that by the end of the month, your research will get a boost in exposure and you’ll also have made important connections with other scientists around the world.

Helpful UTA Library Resources

Here is a list and links to several helpful UTA Library resources and guides:

National & International Resources

The Scholarly KitchenOfficial blog of the Society of Scholarly Publishing.

SherpaRomeo, For a reference on copyright concern about self-archiving, this database houses many publishers policies.

SPARC Author Addendum, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has a brochure on breaking out from traditional publishing methods and offers authors an option of an addendum to help keep their authors rights to their work.

ACRLAssociation of College and Research Libraries is committed to working to reshape the current system of scholarly communication, focusing in the areas of education, advocacy, coalition building and research.

ARLThe Association of Research Libraries Scholarly Communication program encourages the advancement of effective, extensible, sustainable, and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to quality information.

Create Change, Get More From Your Academic Research.

10 Things You Should Know About Scholarly Communication, ACRL put together 10 major points about scholarly communication.

Creative Commons, Share your work with the world legally, but have it protected too.

Image: Creative Commons