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Maximizing the Impacts of Academic Research

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Macmillan Research Skills

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This book provides comprehensive guidance on how to maximise the results of university research. With a combined eighty years of research experience, the authors guide researchers with systematic advice on how to ensure...

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This book provides comprehensive guidance on how to maximise the results of university research. With a combined eighty years of research experience, the authors guide researchers with systematic advice on how to ensure research reaches its potential, and grows the recognition, influence, practical application and public understanding of science and scholarship.

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The only book on the market which provides researchers with systematic advice on maximising the impact of research
Demonstrating research impact is becoming ever more crucial in obtaining research funding and advance career opportunities
Helps researchers to achieve greater visibility and influence with both academic and external audiences
Crucial guide for researchers at all levels, from any discipline, in any country where research quality and impact assessments play a role

PART 1: ACADEMIC IMPACTS
Chapter 1: How citations work
1.1 The role citations play
1.2 Citation rates across disciplines
1.3 Time lags and citation profiles
1.4 What shapes researchers' overall citation profiles across their careers?
1.5 Handling self-citation
Chapter 2: Tracking and understanding your citations
2.1 The 'legacy' citation tracking systems
2.2 Google Scholar's tracking systems
2.3 Web-based citation plus full text
2.4 Altmetrics
2.5 Digital metrics and academic citing behaviours
Chapter 3: Planning journal articles
3.1 Getting papers from research projects
3.2 Working with co-authors and research teams
3.3 Deciding where to submit an article
3.4 Understanding the peer review process
3.5 Maintaining a flow of research and papers
Chapter 4: Crafting better journal articles
4.1 Choosing an article structure suitable for each discipline
4.2 Writing better - avoiding 'academese'
4.3 Helping other researchers to cite you
4.4 Writing informative titles and abstracts for journal articles
Chapter 5: Producing books and chapters
5.1 Books as academic outputs and their citation rates
5.2 Getting your book known
5.3 Edited books
5.4 Chapters in books
PART 2: ACADEMIC AND EXTERNAL IMPACTS
Chapter 6: Applied work, 'grey' literature and choosing across projects
6.1 Applied work
6.2 'Grey' literature and other publications
6.3 A choice canvass for research and publications options
Chapter 7: Digital era scholarship - bigger, better, shorter, faster, free
7.1 Bigger data
7.2 Bigger search
7.3 Better communicated
7.4 Shorter publication forms
7.5 Faster research
7.6 Free access and open access to knowledge
Chapter 8: Improving impacts at department and university level
8.1 Committing to knowledge exchange
8.2 Choosing a blogging/digital strategy
8.3 Integrating department and university impact efforts
8.4 University leadership and information flows
PART 3: EXTERNAL IMPACTS
Chapter 9: Impacts, intermediaries and academic purpose
9.1 What an external impact is (and is not)
9.2 Academia and modern professions
9.3 The impacts interface
Chapter 10: Working with other organizations. 10.1 Which academics can link to outside bodies. 10.2 The variety of university links to businesses and other organizations
10.3 How working with outside organizations can benefit research
10.4 The costs and possible risks of working externally
Chapter 11: Public engagement and impacts
11.1 Intuitive explanations, research narrative and 'maths dread'
11.2 Who can do public engagement?
11.3 The benefits of getting involved
11.4 Mitigating costs and potential risks
Afterword: How the impacts agenda boosts academic progress and democratizes knowledge
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PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, UK. He has published numerous books and academic articles in political science and is the author of the bestselling title Authoring a PhD (Palgrave Macmillan).

JANE TINKLER is Public Policy Group Manager and Researcher at the London School of Economics, UK. She has previously acted as Managing Editor of the journals Political Studies and Political Studies Review and as a Research Fellow in the School of Public Policy, University College London, UK.

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PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, UK. He has published numerous books and academic articles in political science and is the author of the bestselling title Authoring a PhD (Palgrave Macmillan).

JANE TINKLER is Public Policy Group Manager and Researcher at the London School of Economics, UK. She has previously acted as Managing Editor of the journals Political Studies and Political Studies Review and as a Research Fellow in the School of Public Policy, University College London, UK.

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