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Visibility and Citation Impact

Nader Ale Ebrahim

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)


Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch


Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education


Farid Habibi

University of Economic Sciences


Hossein Gholizadeh

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Information Science and Technology

March 30, 2014

International Education Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 120-125, 2014

The number of publications is the first criteria for assessing a researcher output. However, the main measurement for author productivity is the number of citations, and citations are typically related to the paper's visibility. In this paper, the relationship between article visibility and the number of citations is investigated. A case study of two researchers who are using publication marketing tools confirmed that the article visibility will greatly improve the citation impact. Some strategies to make the publications available to a larger audience have been presented at the end of this paper.


Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: H-index, research tools, increase citations, publication marketing, bibliometrics, improve citations, maximized research visibility, increase research impact

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

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Date posted: April 3, 2014  

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Habibi, Farid and Gholizadeh, Hossein and Motahar, Seyed Mohammad, Visibility and Citation Impact (March 30, 2014). International Education Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 120-125, 2014. Available at SSRN:
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