Fast Track: the influential researcher

Code: LIB300 , Offered By: Research Study Skills


This fast track workshop combines content from Where to Publish? (LIB301), Sharing your research (LIB302) and Standing out from the crowd (LIB303) 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 introduce metrics tools to help identify influential journals in your field that you may wish to submit your papers to, and influential authors who you may wish to collaborate with.

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

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

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:

  • identify influential journals and authors using metrics

  • share your research online through Open Access publishing

  • develop and manage your online presence and raise your profile

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 sharing your research, visit the University's Open Access webpages or contact

More information on research metrics

More information on 
networking and developing your online profile

Staff Contact



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