Why don't you read my research? My blog tagline is "Informing faith so faith can inform life." I,like most researchers, hope that my research has an impact: it informs, illuminates, and changes my communities in a positive way. I want my research to help churches and not-for-profits impact their own communities. Universities and governments are also interested in researchers' impact. Institutional reputation, grant funding, and knowledge mobilization are on their minds.
There is a lot more research out there. Maybe too much. There are more PhDs. The pressure to publish, and publish is more highly ranked journals, is increasing. There are more journals in traditional and new online formats. How can I get my research to stand out?