|This section looks at Open Access publishing and ways to increase the impact of your research by using digital media.|
Selecting where to publish
When selecting where to publish your research there are a number of tools that can be used to inform your decision, and influence how much impact your work will have. These include checking how many citations a journal receives, and making your work freely accessible to readers. Choices regarding where you decide to publish and whether you decide to promote your work by other means (e.g. using social media) will affect the impact of your work.
- Find out more on the Communication and Impact pages
- Journal rankings and impact factors
- Your Information Adviser will also have further information.
Open Access is a channel for publishing research articles, monographs and other works online that is characterised by being free for the reader. It gives greater visibility to research and leads to greater impact. The University’s Open Access policy states that all University staff publications should be made publicly available through the University of Brighton Repository research management system, PURE, if they are to be eligible for submission for REF.
Promoting your work
Promotion of your work through social media increases its exposure, and can increase its impact.The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment has a strong focus on the impact of published research.
Who is citing you?
Identifying who has cited your previous work can be useful for career progression as well as for REF submissions. There are several tools that help identify citations received by research articles, books, and conference paper, for example, Google Scholar Citations.
- Communication and impact pages
- Who is Citing You? workshop materials
- Or contact your Information Adviser
More on the Communication and impact Information Services pages