The 2023 Scholarly Impact Challenge will be coming back from Oct 23-27! Keep an eye on this guide for more information.
Participating in this challenge helps you understand how scholarly impact is measured in the sciences. Completing each step will also will make you and your research more discoverable, which means you may get more opportunities for collaborators, and your work is more likely to be read and cited. The tasks included in our Scholarly Impact Challenge should take just a few minutes each day and will help you see the “ripple effect” of your work through citation tracking, traditional metrics, and altmetrics. If you complete the challenges, you will be entered into a raffle to win a USC Libraries swag bag and have a chance to have your research featured on the USC Libraries social media streams.
Th 2022 Challenge is now closed, but you can still finish these challenges. Check back in 2023 for a new challenge and new opportunities to win!
You can complete each of these challenges in just a few minutes each day. Follow the instructions and links below to achieve the challenges; review the other tabs of this guide for more information about why each challenge will help you increase your impact.
Day 2: Claim your Scopus author ID and link your Scopus Author ID to ORCID
Day 3: Find reputable Open Access journals in your field
Day 4: Set up citation alerts and make sure you've registered for a My NCBI account
Whether you did one challenge each day, or completed all of the challenges in one day, you have started on your path of improving the visibility and tracking the impact of your publications and research. Congratulations!
The 2022 Scholarly Impact Challenge raffle is now over, but you can still complete these challenges and increase your impact. Check back in 2023 for another challenge with different tools and sources!
This 5-day challenge was adapted from The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research by Stacy Konkiel. For more information and additional strategies, read the book here.