How to increase your citation score?

  1. State names unambiguously. Then you are easier to find.
    • Always include Erasmus MC in the affiliation.
    • Use one standardized name for the research group or institute.
    • Use a maximum of 2 layers for the attribution; the name of the university and the name of the research institute.
    • Use one unambiguous author name. Always use the same initials.
    • For more information see: Affiliation en Author Name and ID.
  2. Publish in English in quality magazines with high impact factors. The impact factors can be found in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
  3. Choose to publish in journals that are indexed in Web of Science or Scopus.
  4. Publish in open access journals, which are included in databases such as Springer Open Choice, BMC (BioMed Central), PLoS. This has a major effect on visibility and thus global participation in science.
  5. Seek international cooperation. This increases the impact of publications. This increases the visibility of research.
  6. Make yourself visible by posting information publicly on the internet.
    • Place pre- and post prints in open access (preferably via the repository of Erasmus MC and EUR: RePub).
    • Use Wikipedia.
    • Blog about your research.
    • Use ResearchGate.