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Biomedical Publishing

General Tips for Increasing Impact

Author Disambiguation

  • Use the same variation of your name throughout your publishing career. If your name is common, consider including a middle name to distinguish it from other authors.  
  • Use a standard version of your affiliation and do not abbreviate (e.g. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center instead of DHMC).
  • Use corporate authors and research group names consistently (The Dartmouth Institute vs The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice).
  • Create an ORCID identifier. ORCID provides a unique persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities. Visit:

Disseminating Your Research

  • Review publisher copyright policies and when possible, retain rights for re-use of your work.
  • Consider publishing in an open access journal or depositing your article in an open access repository, such as the Dartmouth Digital Commons
  • Present preliminary and finished research at conferences and/or as a preprint.
  • Follow up preliminary research findings with a published manuscript.
  • Publish in journals currently indexed by PubMed/MEDLINE or the primary article database for your discipline.
  • When possible, make conference presentations publicly available.