Tell Your Story - Impact & Engagement: Past Workshops

For researchers, scholars, teachers, extension agents, students, and others, this guide highlights options to share your work and get to know others with like interests.

Graduate Workshops

Introduction to Scholarly Publishing

Identify “predatory journals,” understand author rights, find journal copyright policies, negotiate your rights during submission and acceptance, understand Open Access (OA) types, understand OA benefits, find journals in your field, and potentially secure funding when publishing in an OA journal. 

Introduction to Online Scholarly Presence

LinkedIn, ORCID, ResearcherID, ResearchGate, Google Scholar Profile. Learn how to choose, create, link together, and maintain your unique author identifier and profile(s) to ensure you get credit for your work and are as visible as possible. Metrics on certain platforms also explained.

‚ÄčDeciphering the Meaning behind Research Impact Metrics

Learn about the many purposes and interpretations of research impact metrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor, the author h-index, citation counts, field-normalized citation metrics, altmetrics, usage statistics, and many more! You’ll learn where to find them, how to use them to your advantage, and how to avoid common mistakes.

Promoting your Scholarly Work Online

You’ve published an what? This interactive workshop will cover best practices for scholars to promote their work online through social media and the helpful scholarly communication tool, Grow Kudos.

Professional Development Network (PDN) Workshops

Altmetrics: Explore Research Impact beyond Academia

Introduction to altmetrics, or metrics that measure the volume of online attention to research, as well as to the altmetrics database, Altmetric Explorer, which Virginia Tech subscribes to. 

Tell Your Story: Find and Distinguish your Online Scholarly Presence

Scopus Basics

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, with bibliometrics tools to track, analyze and visualize research. You'll learn how to search, refine, compare, and understand Scopus data, metrics, and profiles.

Promote your Scholarly Publications with Kudos

Kudos is a free 'science' communication tool for all disciplines to help communicate your research in nontechnical language, boost visibility and potential impact, and assess the reach of your efforts. 

Communicating your Work/Research: Talking to the Public

Learn how to effectively communicate your work/research and why it is relevant to others outside your field and to the public. Also: online communication via channels such as Twitter and Grow Kudos.

Communicating your Research Online

This two-day workshop series takes you through the steps to ensure you have maximum visibility, discoverability, and potential impact of your research through the understanding of publisher copyright policies, dissemination of research through Open Access, the creation, linking, and maintenance of online scholarly profiles; and promoting your research through social media and online channels, such as Kudos. 

  • Workshop 1 - Get Noticed: Defining your professional online presence
  • Workshop 2 - Get the Word Out: Disseminating your work and building connections