To survive and thrive as a researcher or professorial staff, we need to be productive in our research, and able to publish in high quality conference proceedings and key academic journals. Universities worldwide are now emphasizing on the societal impact of academic research. In order to be successful, productive and influential in their research, it is usually necessary for researchers to know how to propose important research questions, be creative and innovative in seeking research grants, carry out research strategically, write up research results rigorously, and translate research outcomes into a real-world solution. Presenters in this workshop will serve as volunteers in sharing their secrets of success in becoming productive, innovative and/or effective researchers. Apart from learning the theories and ideas on achieving these various outstanding traits of success in research, participants of this workshop will learn how they may upgrade their conference papers into journal articles (e.g., from an ASIS&T paper into a JASIST article). Participants will also have a chance to join a mentorship scheme through this workshop. Through this mentorship scheme, experienced researchers who have published in JASIST (or other top journals) will work with one or more participants to upgrade their conference papers into highly-ranked journals (For details, see https://goo.gl/X9yQNB).