As soon as your article is published - Sharing and promoting your article form an important part of the research, in terms of fostering the exchange of scientific information in your field and allowing your paper to contribute to wider scientific progress. In addition, bringing your research and accomplishments to the attention of a broader audience also makes you more visible in your field. This helps you to get more citations, enabling you to cultivate a stronger reputation, promote your research and move forward in your career. This page describes how you can share your article responsibly and offers advice to help you promote it widely.

To increase the impact of your article, the following ways are recommended for you:

  • Cite your article on related future work fairly. Show that your research is ongoing and that your current paper influences your future research.
  • Share your data. There is some evidence that sharing your data can increase your citations. Consider posting to data-sharing websites, such as figshare or SlideShare, or contributing to Wikipedia and providing links to your published manuscripts.
  • Present your work at conferences. Although conference presentations are not cited by others, this will make your research more visible to the academic and research communities. Check out these tips for making the most of your next research conference.
  • Use social media. Provide links to your papers on social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter,, ResearchGate, Mendeley) and your university profile page.
  • Actively promote your work. Talk to other researchers about your paper, even ones not in your field, and email copies of your paper to researchers who may be interested. Create a blog or a website dedicated to your research and share it.