Increasing your research visibility enables you to build your identity as a researcher and can increase engagement and citations. It helps ensure you receive credit for the work you create and publish.
Your Leeds Beckett staff profile is a key resource for communicating your research and teaching expertise and to highlight important outputs.
How to create or update your staff profile
ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you. It is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders and institutions and supports automatic links among all your professional activities.
Benefits of having an ORCiD:
ORCiD is a data source for Symplectic and will help automate identification of your outputs. Symplectic will periodically search ORCiD for your outputs which have a DOI, PubMed ID or Scopus ID.
You can also export the records from your Symplectic account into your ORCiD profile via a BibTex file. For more information see the ORCiD support pages.
Social media is beneficial for increasing your visibility as a researcher and to create engagement with your work. Using it purposefully and efficiently is key.
Generate impact through social media
Fast Track Impact Social Media Strategy - A template by Prof. Mark Reed for how to avoid wasting time with social media by developing a strategy for what you want to achieve. There are also a range of useful videos and resources on this website.
Top tips for using Twitter efficiently:
Tiktok and other platforms
Newer social media platforms like Tiktok offer new audiences for your research but it can take time to acquire the skills needed to create content. Consider collaborating with peers or students to communicate your research in creative ways and take a look at researchers on Tiktok for inspiration.
Blogs, podcasts, YouTube and other mediums
These mediums allow you to communicate your ideas and research over a longer form and demonstrate different skills to build new audiences. This can help build networks and increase your impact. Some examples include The Conversation and Beckett Talks.
Creating a Google Scholar account is an easy way to collate and promote your publications and other outputs. Once you have a profile, you can automate updates and notifications and it is useful for tracking your citations. Take a look at existing Leeds Beckett Google Scholar profiles.