Maximizing your Research Impact

Measuring and describing the impact of research is becoming increasingly important in academia. For both their career development and grant funding researchers need an indication of the quality and impact of their research, as well as be able to show its return on investment. Furthermore, as research becomes more international, the use of metrics to measure researchers’ output from different institutions and countries has gained importance. The Library has selected some resources that will help you maximize your research impact.

  1. Publish Strategically

  • Choose the right journal

Journal Citation Reports – WoS
(“Select your group or region” > “Federation of Spain by FECYT”. Please log out after use!)
JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal level, and shows the relationships between citing and cited journals:

Impact Factor

– Immediacy Index

– Eigenfactor Metrics

– Quartile Score
This compares the impact factors of journals in the same field. To view the a journal’s quartile score from a journal record, click on the “Journal Rank in Categories”, “Journal Ranking” option in the “Journal Information” section table.

Go to Web of Science > Journal Citation Reports

SCOPUS Journal Metrics
Elsevier provides three views of the citation impact a journal makes:

– SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

– Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

– The Impact per Publication (IPP)

FT Journal List
This list details the 45 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the Business School research rank, included in both the Global MBA and EMBA rankings. 

ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide 2015
A comprehensive guide to the range, subject matter and relative quality of journals in which business and management academics publish their research.

Journal Quality List
Compiled by Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing, this is a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources. The list comprises academic journals in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing.

CARHUS Plus+ is a system for the classification of scientific journals in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities published on a local, national and international level.

  • Standardization of Author’s names

Open Researcher ID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher by creating one single register.

ResearcherID – WoS
Web of Science’s ResearcherID assigns each member a unique identifier to enable them to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification.

Scopus Author ID
The Scopus author identifier distinguishes you from other authors by assigning you a unique number and then grouping all your documents together.

My Citations Google Scholar
Google Scholar Citations provides a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles.
Important! Remember to sign up for a Google Scholar Citations profile.

  • Publishing your research

Elsevier Guide to publication
Information including guides and/or workshops to help authors to get work published in Elsevier scholarly journals.

Emerald’s Insider Guide to Getting Published
Information including guides and/or workshops to help authors to get work published in Emerald scholarly journals.

SAGE: How to get published
Information including guides and/or workshops to help authors to get work published in Sage scholarly journals.

Taylor and Francis Instructions for Authors
Information including guides to help authors to get work published in Taylor and Francis scholarly journals.

Open Access publishing. Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving.

Open Access publishing. Copyright policies and conditions of self-archiving in Spanish scientific journals.

  1. Measure Your Research Impact: Publications and Authors

Google Scholar Citations
This is a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Important! You must sign up first for a Google Scholar Citations profile to track citations of your articles.

Scopus – Citation Tools
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus retrieves and analyzes academic citations.

Web of Science – Citation Tools
Search for journal articles, conference proceedings and citations across a very broad range of subjects relating to science, technology, social sciences and medicine. WoS retrieves and analyzes academic citations.

Publish or Perish
Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents some metrics.

Web of Science uses the H-Index to quantify research output by measuring author productivity and impact. H-Index = number of papers (h) with a citation number ≥ h.

The G-index was proposed by Leo Egghe in his paper “Theory and Practice of the G-Index” in 2006 as an improvement on the H-Index.

Created by Google Scholar and used in Google’s My Citations feature.  i10-Index = the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

  1. Organizing: Content Management Tools and Citation Styles

Create your own database of bibliographic references. Import references from web pages, databases, catalogues or other sources, share them with other users, add them to your work and/or create bibliographies.

Elsevier’s desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. Access available to the IESE Community.

Online research management, writing and collaboration tool. Access available to the IESE Community.

A free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways.

Referencias bibliográficas: cómo citar correctamente
University of Navarra Library Services Citation Guide (in Spanish).

Harvard Business School Citation Guide
Citation conventions for HBS students to use when writing research papers.

UB CRAI Citations and Reference Management
University of Barcelona Library Services Guide contains information and examples of how to cite documents in a bibliography according to different referencing standards.

Bibme Citations Guide
An automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting.

  1. Networking: Finding Other Colleagues to Collaborate With
Platform for academics to share research papers. The company’s primary mission is to accelerate global research.

Emerald Research Connections
Emerald’s online meeting place for the academic and corporate research communities.

Home of the research methods community. SAGE provides a space for collaboration and discussion as well as information about jobs, funding and awards.

Quick and easy tool to help you make contacts and find collaborators, managed by the University of Warwick. You’ll need to sign up using your academic email address.

Free professional networking platform designed to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise.

  1. Research Funding

EC Funding Opportunities
Find the European Union funding opportunities and search for new or closed calls of EC programs.

EC Calls – Research Participant Portal
EC Calls for Proposals searcher.

Spain. MINECO Ayudas a la Investigación
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

University of Navarra- Researcher Services – All the Calls
Funding Opportunities Announcements

Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants
Generalitat de Catalunya

Fons x Recerca
Guide on funding programs for research. Xarxa Vives d’Universitats (in Catalan).