Now that you've established your scholarly profile online and started tracking citations and shares of your work, it's time to make sure that your work is findable and shareable for the largest possible audience. Publishing your work in Open Access journals and repositories increases the reach of your research.
Adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel, and the Duquesne University 5-Day Impact Challenge.
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If you are working on a new article, now is a great time to research OA journals to publish in! See more information about choosing OA journals on our page about Publishing for Impact.
You may also be able to increase readership for your previous publications by posting versions of them in OA repositories, though. To find out what you can do with your previous work:
You're not restricted to publishing only articles! You can also publish your conference slides, whitepapers, teaching materials, and so much more. See our previous information on What Qualifies As Scholarship? for more ideas about what to publish OA.
Loyola does not offer an Institutional Repository, but there are many general and discipline-specific OA repositories for you to publish your work in.
Enhancing your scholarly profile is an iterative process. Once you've made your work available OA, you need to promote it!