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Re: How to get cited?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:47 am
by Rich Lemert
Whether or not others cite your work is something that is beyond your control. You can influence the situation, but you cannot control it.

The first thing that's required is to make sure that your work is worth citing. It doesn't have to be ground-breaking, but it does need to make a significant contribution to the field. You have to give other researchers a reason to cite your papers.

The other way you can influence the situation is through networking (yes, that old cliche). In my original field, everyone was always sending copies of their latest work to their colleagues at other institutions, usually at about the same time as the work was being submitted to a journal. This does two things. First, it short-circuits the long lead time before the paper is published. Second, you're not passively hoping that they find it once it's been published.

Re: How to get cited?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:25 pm
by SAL
In addition to the above will it help having "well known" researchers as co-authors. The co-authorship in this situation is for their input and comments at the manuscript preparation stage (because it is too late to having them involved at the experimental design stage). Should this help to increase the citations?