The influential researcher

Code: LIB300 , Offered By: Research Study Skills


This workshop combines elements from Sharing your research (LIB302), Standing out from the crowd (LIB303) and Beyond the Impact Factor (LIB301) in one interactive session. If you have already been to one or more of these workshops, you may not wish to attend.

The workshop will explore various ways to raise your profile and increase the visibility of your research.  

We will explore the benefits of sharing your research publications and data, and demonstrate the University‚Äôs Open Access repositories.  

We will also discuss strategies to help develop your online profile, making you and your research more visible to employers and colleagues.  

We will introduce research metrics and discuss how they can be used to track the citations, shares and discussion received by your own work, and to identify the topics, authors and research that generate the most interest in your field.

This is a practical session with support from Library staff. It will run for 4 hours including breaks. 

Recommended For

Researchers wishing to raise the profile of their research, especially those who are thinking of publishing their work

Aims Objectives

This session will help you to:

  • share your research online through Open Access publishing

  • develop and manage your online presence and raise your profile

  • introduce metrics that can be used to track the attention received by research

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • use a range of metrics to help identify influential journals to publish in, and influential authors in your field
  • understand the benefits of Open Access, and share your research publications and data
  • promote yourself and your work, and create networks around your research field

Teaching Methods

Demonstrations by Library staff followed by practical exercises and opportunities to try the tools discussed.


There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.

Other Information

If you would like to know more about the issues covered in this workshop, visit the Library's research webpages

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