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Executive Summary
Introduction What are research impacts?
Chapter 1 What shapes the citing of academic publications?
1.1 Variations in citations rates across disciplines
1.2 Academic careers and the accumulation of citations
1.3 Career trajectories and the development of capabilities and publications
Chapter 2 Knowing your strengths: using citation tracking systems
2.1 How distinctive is your author name?
2.2 Orthodox citation-tracking systems
2.3 Internet-based citation-tracking systems
2.4 Comparing conventional and internet citations tracking systems
Chapter 3 Key measures of academic influence
3.1 Assessing how well an author is cited
3.2 Assessing how far journals and books are cited
3.3 Who cites a little or a lot: Hub and authority patterns
Chapter 4 Getting better cited
4.1 Writing informative titles, abstracts and book blurbs
4.2 The issues around self-citation
4.3 Working with co-authors and research teams
Chapter 5 The origins and patterning of external research impacts
5.1 Types of scholarship within disciplines and external impacts
5.2 The role of joined-up scholarship
5.3 Understanding the impacts interface
6.1 Demand and supply mismatches
6.2 Insufficient incentives problems
6.3 Poor mutual understanding and communication
6.4 Cultural mismatch problems
6.5 Weak social networks and social capital
Chapter 7 Understanding how researchers achieve external impacts
7.1 Theoretical discussion
7.2 Empirical evidence
7.3 Credit claiming for research
8.1 External impacts are rooted in collective ‘tacit knowledge’
8.2 The time lags in achieving impacts
8.3 Generating an evidence base about external impacts
8.4 Comparing organizations’ and disciplines’ performance
8.5 Managing impacts work – potential pitfalls
Chapter 9 Expanding external research impacts
9.1 Developing an impacts file for individual academics
9.2 Reappraising events programmes
9.3 Building improved management of ‘customer relationships’
9.5 Improving professional communication: starting multi- author blogs
9.6 Working better in networks
Methodological Annex: the PPG dataset
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LSE Impact Handbook April 2011

LSE Impact Handbook April 2011

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Published by: Paulo Lugon Arantes on Feb 16, 2012
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