Scholarly Communication: Maximize Research Impact

Information on: author's rights and publishing models for scholarly works; open access to scholarly works through the Marquette institutional repository, ePublications@Marquette

Maximize Impact of Research

1. Submit research articles to OA journals when there are appropriate OA journals in your field.

2. Deposit preprints in an open-access, OAI-compliant archive.

  • The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. OAI has its roots in the open access and institutional repository movements. The work of OAI has expanded to promote broad access to digital resources for eScholarship, eLearning, and eScience. There are number that are specific to various fields of research.  

3. Deposit postprints in an open-access repository such as Marquette University's institutional repository, ePublications@Marquette, or an appropriate discipline specific repository which may be found using the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

  • The postprint is the version accepted by the peer-review process of a journal, often after some revision, but without the formatting provided by the journal.

4. Deposit data files in an OA archive along with the articles built on them. When possible, link to the data files from the articles so that readers can find it.  The ePublications@marquette repository accepts data files as well as postprints.

I published, now what?

Good question.  You can increase the reach of your article a few ways:

  • Word of Mouth.  Tell your friends, tell your colleagues, tell your mom. If you know anyone who works in 
  • Social Media.  If you have a social media or even just a website, make sure to share your publication to others. 
  • Media Relations.  Share your publication with your college or department liaison.