​Workshop on how to optimize the impact of your research publications.

The department of Communication and Learning in Science (CLS) welcomes you to a workshop on how to optimize the impact of your research publications.
The workshop will focus on factors that make research more visible and influential, and provide insights on how to choose legitimate publication channels that are indexed in quality-reviewed databases. The workshop will also cover important topics such as the visibility in academic social networks, compliance with open access policies, publication traceability, authors visibility with unique IDs, ethical standards in conducting and reporting research, authorship and contributorship, etc. Furthermore, it will provide information about research data management, about how to avoid questionable journals and conferences, and how to develop a publication strategy for an individual or a group.
The workshop format is a combination of shorter lectures and active participation of the participants.


a)    To increase awareness of publishing issues and maximize the impact of Chalmers’ research.
b)    To encourage thinking about how to develop a publishing strategy.
c)    To consider different media in the development and dissemination of knowledge.

When and where

When:   February 26  and March 16 (register for one of the dates); Time 11:30 - 13:45
Where:    Seminar room 1, Hörsalsvägen 2 (The Library Building)

Register at:     https://tinyurl.com/Workshop-2020 (February 14, 2020 is the deadline)

Participants:    Maximum 20 persons (first come, first served)
Lunch will be available from 11:10.

Target participants

PhD students affiliated with Chalmers University of Technology.


- One week before the workshop, the participants will be instructed to verify their ‘Scopus author ID’ and connect an ‘ORCID’ (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) to Chalmers. Participants without a ‘Scopus author ID’ can skip the task and still participate in the workshop.
- Participants can either come with a title/abstract and keywords for a manuscript in progress, or any published article to be used in the workshop for the demonstration of how to use the recommended online tools find relevant journals for publishing.
- Participants are also required to bring a laptop computer.


At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
i)    know and use online tools for choosing and assessing publication channels,
ii)    evaluate factors that make research more visible and influential,
iii)    understand how to increase visibility in academic social networks,
iv)    identify and understand open access policies of research funders, including self-archiving,
v)    ensure publication traceability and authors visibility,
vi)    understand ethical standards while conducting and reporting research,
vii)    get recognition for peer-review activities,
viii)    identify and avoid questionable journals and conferences, and
ix)    create plans for research data management.


Bibliometric Analyst Dr. Jakaria Rahman and Stina Johansson
The Division of Research Support, Bibliometrics & Ranking @ CLS
For any questions or comments, communicate at bibliometrics.lib@chalmers.se.

Published: Tue 04 Feb 2020.