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Promoting your research

After publishing your article Wiley works hard to promote and increase the visibility of your work – making it easy for people to find, read, comment, and ultimately cite your work.


But the best, most effective person to promote your article is you.


We encourage you to promote your article, to help maximize and measure the impact of your research. And we’ll help you every step of the way. Watch the video below or view this infographic to find out how you can promote your research:




First steps

Read our Author Promotional Toolkit covering Email, Social Media/Networking, Conferences, SEO, Wider Web, Publicity, and Multimedia marketing.


Article sharing

Wiley offers two content sharing opportunities for authors to disseminate both newly-published and previously-published research. Choose the service that best suits your needs, or employ both tactics to maximize your article’s readership and impact.


1. Wiley Content Sharing 2. Article Share
Authors receive a unique sharing link to a read-only version of their article on Wiley Online Library.

Top 3 reasons to use Wiley Content Sharing:
  • Share with anyone – The link can be shared with unlimited people
  • Share anywhere – Post the link on social channels, institutional repositories, author websites, or SCNs that have signed the STM sharing principles
  • Share with ease – Readers simply click the link to view the article in an Enhanced PDF format

Click here to use Wiley Content Sharing.
Article Share allows you to invite up to ten colleagues to receive unlimited free access to your paper.

Top 3 reasons to use Article Share:
  • Share rapidly – The article is automatically shared as soon as it publishes online
  • Share effortlessly – Nominate up to ten individuals and the service does the rest of the work for you
  • Share strategically – Hand-select influential colleagues who can help create impact for your research

Click here to use Article Share.


You can share your article at any stage of publication. Download our Article Sharing Guidelines [PDF] to see how and when different versions of your article may be shared. You can also visit our Article Sharing Policy page for more information.


Measuring your impact

Wiley also helps you measure the impact of your research – supported through our specialist partnerships with Kudos and Altmetric, as well as citation tracking on Wiley Online Library.


Journal metrics overview

Some of the most common journal metrics are described in the table below. “JCR Year” refers to the Journal Citation Report year, which is the individual year for which a metric is provided.


Metric Name Metric Source Metric Description
Impact Factor Web of Science The Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year. The Impact Factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. Also see: "Understanding Impact Factors"
5-Year Impact Factor Web of Science The 5-year Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the five previous years. Also see: "Four Ways of Measuring Impact"
Altmetrics (Any source) Altmetrics go beyond more traditional citation metrics to measure social visibility around scientific articles. These metrics are based on a broad spectrum of indicators, such as tweets, blog mentions, news media, social bookmarking, article views, and downloads. Also see: "Using Altmetrics and Social Media for Research and Networking"
Eigenfactor Web of Science The Eigenfactor is based on weighted citations in the JCR year to papers published within the previous 5 years. Citations are weighted according to the prestige of the citing journal, with citations from highly ranked journals making a larger contribution to the Eigenfactor than those from poorly ranked journals. Also see: "The Eigenfactor and Other Metrics – Plus Ça Change"
Google Scholar Metrics Google Scholar The main Google Scholar journal metric is the H5 index and is based on articles published in the last 5 complete calendar years. This is similar to the h-Index but also includes the top cited h articles (h-core) and the median of the citation counts (h-median). Also see: "Demystifying Google Scholar Search and Results"
h-index Web of Science, Google Scholar, or Scopus The h-index attempts to measure the productivity and citation impact of the published body of work of an author. The h-index indicates the number of papers, h, that have been cited at least h times (e.g. an h-index of 15 means that 15 papers have been cited at least 15 times each.) Note: Due to variations in citation coverage between databases, each source may determine a different value of the h-index for each author. Also see: "Four Reasons Why the h-index is Here to Stay"
Immediacy Index Web of Science The Immediacy Index is the average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published. The Immediacy Index is calculated by dividing the number of citations to articles published in a given year by the number of articles published in that year. Also see: "How to Navigate the World of Citation Metrics"
SJR Scopus The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) Indicator is based on weighted citations in Year X to papers published in the previous 3 years. Citations are weighted by the prestige of the citing journal, so that a citation from a top journal will have more impact than a citation from a low-ranked journal. Also see: "Metrics Alternatives to Altmetrics?"
SNIP Scopus The Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) measures average citations in Year X to papers published in the previous 3 years. Citations are weighted by the citation potential of the journal’s subject category, thereby making the metric more comparable across different disciplines. Also see: "Can We Do Better Than Existing Author Citation Metrics?"