Publication and impact
Discover how to successfully disseminate your research and measure search impact using bibliometrics
Publicity toolkit: advice from the University of Leeds communications office on publicising your research.Options for disseminating your research (presentation): why, how and to whom you need to disseminate your research.
Presenting your research: a summary from Vitae about presenting research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.Presenting research findings at conferences: a global conference directory where you can find conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits and events in any line of business or interest anywhere in the world.
Options for disseminating your research (presentation): why, how and to whom you need to disseminate your research.Publishing your research: a summary from Vitae about publishing your research including where and what to publish, writing for publication, developing a publication record and raising your profile.
The process of peer review: a guide from Emerald explaining the peer review process and the criteria by which a paper will be judged.Open access publishing: a guide from Leeds University Library on how open access allows researchers to make research results freely available online. The guide covers journal articles, conference papers, theses, technical reports and working papers.
Obtaining an ISBN: ISBN services for new publishers - information from Nielsen UK.
Open access publishing: a brief explanation of open access and the differences between green and gold open access publishing.
Benefits of open access: benefits for researchers of making their research output freely available online.
Wellcome open access fund: information on the Trust's OA Policy and how to reclaim APCs.
Institutional memberships: A list of University of Leeds OA membership subscriptions. These give Leeds researchers discounted APC rates with participating publishers.
Sherpa Juliet: for information about the OA policies of research funders.
Sherpa RoMEO: provides information about publishers copyright and OA policies. Publishers are developing new open access policies in the light of the Finch Report so you might also want to check the journal website.
White Rose Research Online (WRRO): a shared, open access repository for the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.
Leeds Innovation Network: a professional social network and community of practice for the staff of, and those working in partnership with, the University of Leeds. LIN is dedicated to stimulating innovation and business development, and seeks to facilitate this by bringing together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and investors in one space.
Workbook on tracking academic discussion (PDF): tips on finding other people in your research area and on tracking academic discussion in general.
BiomedExperts website: an online community that connects biomedical researchers to one another.
ResearchGate: a free-to-use network dedicated to science and research. Connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications, jobs and conferences.
ResearcherID: a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community.
Increase your visibility as a researcher by registering for a unique identifier to help ensure that all your publications can be attributed to you in Web of Science. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.
Bibliometrics - an introduction (opens in a new window): this tutorial provides an overview of bibliometrics, discusses the use of citation analysis in higher education, explains the main metrics used, the main tools available to researchers and considers the issues and limitations of using bibliometrics to measure research impact.
Bibliometrics - an overview (PDF): explains what bibliometrics are and how they can be used to measure the impact of individuals or groups of researchers. Also discusses the limitations of bibliometrics.
Bibliometrics for your CV (PDF): explains why bibliometrics are important for you as a researcher and outlines the features of the main bibliometric tools - Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus.
Discovering the h-index of an author (PDF): how to use Web of Science, Scopus or Google Scholar to determine the productivity and impact of a researcher as measured by the number of scholarly articles they have published and the number of citations their research publications receive.
Journal impact factors: explains what journal impact factors are and how to use Journal Citation Reports to find out the impact of a specific journal.
Journal ranking and analysis (opens in a new window): this tutorial highlights the main metrics used to evaluate journals and explains how Journal Impact factors can be calculated using the Journal Citation Reports database. It outlines additional journal metrics and emerging journal ranking tools and discusses the limitations of using these types of measures to rank journals.
Tracking your research impact (opens in a new window): this tutorial explains how to use Web of Science, Scopus and Publish and Perish to track and assess research performance at individual, departmental and institutional level.
The Library helps to support the REF in a variety of ways
See our support for the REF webpage for further information.
SDDU (Staff and Departmental Development Unit) provide a number of courses related to disseminating research:
- Courses on how to engage with and write for the media (including press releases)
- Workshops on scientific writing
- Courses on writing for the web
- Workshops on writing up your research for publication
- Workshops on presentation skills
- Workshops on poster presentations
- Researcher@Leeds: a course from ISS (Information Systems Services) to help researchers build an online identity using various online tools.
The course consists of brief presentations and practical exercises to build a personal website, blog and wiki.