When possible, select a journal that is indexed in the major databases for your field. Librarians can help you discover this information - just ask us.
Consider submitting to an open access journal. Studies suggest that articles available freely online are more likely to be discovered, read and cited later on. To find an OA journal, browse the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Although many researchers make data available upon request, studies suggest that openly sharing the data associated with a research study increases the likelihood that a study will be cited later on.
Sharing your data via a data repository (such as figshare or Dryad) may increase the impact of your work.
Scholars actively share their research on popular social networking site such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as more academically focused social networks:
Note: Social networking sites like Academia.edu and ResearchGate are not repositories and do not provide the same sorts of services, such as supporting open metadata and providing long-term preservation. You can read more about the difference between social networking sites and open access repositories here.