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Building Collaboration Networks


1. GET ON MAILING LISTS. Sign up for as many newsletters and mailing lists as possible. This will help you find collaborators and advisors and learn about conferences and meetings

2EMAIL ADDRESS. Make sure that there is always at least one corresponding author on every paper that you submit for publication with an email address. If allowed by the journal, provide an address for every author or as many authors as possible. It is good idea to provide both a university address and a commercial one if allowed.

3.  ATTEND CONFERENCES: Taking part or organising conference is an effective method of fast dissemination of research and building local and global collaborations that in turn will improve your citations and expand your prospect for further research.

4SOCIAL MEDIA. Before and after publication publicise your research by talking about it on twitter, Facebook, and other social media or starting a blog. There is also one ranking that uses altimetric like these as an indicator. If you have a LinkedIn account, you can include your publications there. It is also possible to include full text articles.

5Google Scholar Profile: It is very important to start an account with Google Scholar Citations to present a full research profile. Profiles are even used as a ranking indicator.

6. Academic Databases: it is advisable to also sign up for other academic databases to increase the citation of your work and build international research networks. The relevant sites are