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Impact of Your Book

Impact of Your Book

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How does Reports & Books provide impact information?

Reports & Books seeks to provide impact information through:

  • citation and “impact” figures;
  • usage data;
  • informing the press when we are aware of books that has interest for a wider public audience;
    providing a range of books for different target audiences (we believe that not all titles should be measured on citation alone if they communicate to a range of readers);
  • transforming appropriate books into a shorter format for easier understanding and more immediate impact in practice and in the classroom;
  • adding “social implications” to the structured abstracts that Reports & Books requires from journal authors (this means that our abstract now explicitly seeks to draw out impact implications, practical implications and social implications).

Reports & Books impact resources

Reports & Books has a host of resources and guides for authors and for researchers, many of which are specifically designed to increase the impact of your research, including:

  • How to increase online readership of your Book (guidance to ensure your book enjoys high usage, such as selecting a descriptive title, using appropriate keywords and writing an informative abstract)
  • How to demonstrate professional achievement through publication (publicize ideas, knowledge, experiences and your work to thousands of readers all over the world)
  • How to disseminate your work (with media relations, SEO basics and builidng up your readership)

Useful links

Further information about impact of books can be found in this Reports & Books website and from several other sources including, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Aston Business School
    http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/impact/
    Research at Aston Business School is designed to be useful to business and management, to inform policy at the regional, national and international level, and to advance theory.
  • Impact Assessment Research Centre (IARC)
    http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/research/iarc/
    The increasing interest in evidence-based policy-making has raised new challenges and debates among impact assessment researchers and practitioners. By encouraging an integrated approach to impact assessment, the IARC at the University of Manchester seeks to strengthen the linkages between different impact assessment methodologies and practices.
  • LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog
    http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
    A joint project between the LSE, Imperial College, and the University of Leeds that seeks to provide a forum for academics, researchers, and others interested in increasing the impact of social science research on government and policymaking, business and civil society.
  • National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement
    http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk
    Tools and resources to help you engage with the public.