Did you know that more than 85% of traffic to published journal articles comes from Google and Google Scholar searches? If you’ve been published in TIRS, here are some ways that you can help make your article more visible and retrievable for other researchers in your field.
1. Add a link to your article on relevant Wikipedia subject pages
More and more students are using Wikipedia as the starting point for their research. Add your article to pages on relevant themes and topics. If there isn’t a relevant page, why not create one? You can find out how here.
2. Share your article with like minded communities in the Twittersphere and on Facebook
If you’re not on Twitter or Facebook, why not join and connect with communities of like minded people? SAGE’s guidelines for how to use Twitter to get you started are available here. Click here to find out more about Facebook.
3. Social bookmark your work with CiteULike
CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there’s no need to type them in yourself. It all works from within your web browser so there’s no need to install any software. Because your library is stored on the server, you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection.
4. List your articles on your LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world with over 55 million members. It is not just for career opportunities. When you create your profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments, why not including mention of your articles? You can also join groups on LinkedIn related to your research and post links to your article on group page.
5. Link to your research from your institution’s intranet and website profile
Share your research with colleagues and peers at your institution by profiling your work and linking to it.