Citations to research publications are often used as an indicator of research quality. This makes them important for both your research career and for the University. Follow these good practice suggestions to help your publications attract citations.
Writing well helps readers find your publication, recognise the quality of your research and see how it is relevant to their needs. The title and abstract are particularly important for this. Optimise for both search engines and human readers. Ask colleagues for feedback.
It is important to give your affiliation clearly. Use the format:
Name, Research group/centre (if applicable), Department/School, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK.
Register for an ORCID and use it to distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names. ORCIDs are unique, persistent identifiers for individual researchers.
The Research Marketing Team can help you develop a communication plan for your research and put you in contact with the right people to deliver it.
Citation analysis suggests that who you publish with can affect how much your publications are cited. In general, co-authored publications are cited more than single author publications and internationally co-authored publications are cited more on average than single-country publications.