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Publication Metrics: Enhancing Your Impact

How can authors optimize their dissemination and enhance their research in order to demonstrate quantifiable and meaningful indicators of impact that transcend traditional scientific output measures? What strategies can authors utilize to reach audiences such as funding organizations, colleagues, healthcare providers, policy-makers, students, governmental bodies, the media, consumers, professional organizations and potential clinical trial participants? What options are available for authors to promote resource sharing and publishing productivity?

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Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) discusses the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated.  This was a collaborative initiative by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals who are concerned about the appropriate assessment of scientific research. Read the declaration here.

Get Out There & Promote Yourself!



Kudos is a free service that helps you increase the visibility and impact of your published work and allows you to track which actions you take are most effective.



ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Scholars at Duke

Scholars @ Duke

Scholars@Duke features the research, scholarship and activities of Duke faculty members and academic staff. A research discovery system, Scholars@Duke displays web profiles that summarize a person's roles at Duke and displays their connections with colleagues. Visitors can search for faculty members by name, keyword or subject area or anything on their profile.

Boost Your Altmetrics

People tend to cite, tweet, blog, bookmark, and view work that they can access online. So start sharing your work online! Post your work, join in on the conversation, and network with colleagues.