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How to increase visibility and impact of your research


After this intensive workshop you will:

  • Understand impact metrics and what these do and do not mean
  • Understand what determines your scientific footprint and what steps will improve it
  • Have experienced these steps and carried them out
  • Know what impact criteria to focus on when choosing a journal to publish in
  • Have experienced this process and carried it out
  • Have an understanding of your options for open-access publishing as a UT author
  • Know how to make your existing publications as visible as possible
  • Know what impact criteria to focus on when choosing research partners
  • Understand what impact criteria funders focus on and how to improve your résumé accordingly
  • Understand what the press focuses on and how to present your research accordingly 


Expect a supportive environment where you work together in small groups with your peers and a coach. You will focus on tasks such as:

  • Evaluating the impact of a journal / a publication / a researcher
  • Maximizing the visibility of your publications
  • Improving your impact as a researcher
  • Selecting a journal to publish in, based on improving your scientific impact
  • Selecting partners to conduct research with, based on improving your scientific impact
  • Improving your résumé for funding

What NOT to expect:

Extensive in-depth treatment of discipline-specific matters of impact

For registration: Please send an email to:

  • Programme is for

    PhD students from the UT who will submit an article to a scientific journal in the upcoming months. This will be used as your starting point in the exercises.

  • ECTS

    The total time investment amounts to 0,5 ECTS.

  • Date

    Thursday 13 December 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019 (2 x 4 hours) and self-study exercises in between (approx. 6 hours)  

  • Time

    Participants are required to attend both course days in full. 
    Self-study time: approximately 6 hours.

  • Location

    University library

  • Course fee

    Course participation is free of charge for UT staff

  • Trainers

    Hanneke Becht and Nicole Loorbach

  • Course materials

    Online exercises and self-study materials 

  • Requirements

    English language proficiency at level CEF B2 or higher (Common European Framework) is required.
    If you are placed on the waiting list for the current course, you will be notified as soon as the sign-up for the next course is online. This will ensure your participation in the next course.

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How to increase visibility and impact of your research
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