Test your research impact muscles!

Take the quiz to test your research impact muscle and discover what more you can do to ensure your work gets found, read and cited.


How did you do?

Are you an impact aficionado or do you need to work-out those impact muscles. With over 2.5 millions articles being published each year how can you make sure your articles are being read and cited?

Register with Kudos

If you haven’t already signed up with Kudos then now is the time. It’s a free and easy to use service that helps you to increase the visibility and impact of your published works and track which dissemination actions have been most successful.  “A recent study has shown that explaining and sharing via Kudos takes on average 10 minutes and leads to 23% higher growth in full-text downloads.”

Watch the short video to find out how Kudos works,  register to get started and contact the Office for Scholarly Communication for help getting started using Kudos.


Get an ORCiD

An ORCiD is a unique identifier that allows you to tie all your research together in one place. This allows you to disambiguate, track and share research with one simple URL.  You can also connect your ORCiD with Kudos to automatically import your publications and update them periodically.

More and more funding organisations, professional bodies and publishers are using ORCID iDs, with support from external funding bodies like Jisc and ARMA.  This means you can often use your ORCID iD instead of manually submitting personal and citation information. That makes grant submissions easier and means you don’t have to repeatedly enter the same information into various systems.

Watch this short video to find out more about ORCiD iD’s, get help or contact Research Support for advice.


Social media

Promoting your work on social media can increase your impact. By signing up to use Kudos you can manage your social media accounts so you can share directly to your network.  Find out more about using Kudos to evaluate your social media efforts and register to get started.

Our Social Media Guides will give you lots of hints and tips for getting started so you can use social media to effectively share and promote your research.

Contact the Office for Scholarly Communication for advice.



Altmetrics are non-traditional metrics that look at things like news, reviews, blogs, social media, or policy documents on the internet to gather information about how your work has been received. They can tell you a lot about how often journal articles and other scholarly outputs like datasets are discussed and used around the world – faster than traditional citation metrics. Altmetric is a tool that tracks new mentions and shares of millions of research outputs and gives you real-time updates.  Its also integrated with Kudos, which means you can use Kudos to share your published research, so each research output that Altmetric finds attention for is given a score – a weighted count of the online attention it has received.

Watch this short video for a beginners guide to Altmetric and contact the Office for Scholarly Communication for advice.


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