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Research Impact: Enhance Your Impact

Think about: Discoverability

Can others easily find you or your research? How can you increase your visibility and impact?

  • Is your name unique?
  • Is your work easily and accurately retrieved in database searches?
  • What scholarly contributions have you made that are not represented in bibliographic databases?

30-Day Impact Challenge


The 30-Day Impact Challenge: the ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research.
by Stacy Konkiel. ImpactStory 2014.

This extensive new guide by Stacy Konkiel of covers open access, data repositories, open peer review, listservs, mentoring, conferences, news media and more, as well as social media. Free online.

Academic Social Media

These services are private, for-profit businesses, which affects how your content is treated. "A social networking site is not an open access repository," from the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of California explains the difference.

Author Disambiguation: ORCID ID

              PITT is now an institutional member of ORCID!


Do you share your last name and initial with other authors?

Solution: Register for an ORCID author identifier! An ORCID iD is the only tool you'll need throughout your career to distinguish yourself from all other authors, unify all your scholarly products and integrate with all publishing, funding and other administrative systems. HSLS strongly encourages all current or potential researchers and authors to register for a free ORCID iD through Pitt’s custom registration portal. For more information, visit the HSLS ORCID LibGuide, or contact Andrea Ketchum at or 412-648-9757.

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