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Strategic Publishing

This guide provides information on applying strategic measures when considering publishing, promoting and tracking your research.

Some points to consider

So, you are undertaking your research and you are starting to consider where you will publish.

Some points to consider, to assist with this activity are:

  • Set publishing objectives. Are you wanting to build a publishing record, contribute to new knowledge, disseminate research findings or increase your research profile or impact?
  • Do you need to consider access, turn around times for publication and readership including target audience?
  • Speak with your colleagues / supervisors about where to publish.
  • Which publication titles are coming up when undertaking a literature search.
  • Who are the key researchers in your area and where are they publishing. Use some of the tools within citation databases such as Scopus to identify these.

Getting published

Getting published: a researcher’s guide (12:22 min) by Graduate Research School Western Sydney University (YouTube)

Upcoming Research Spotlights

Altmetric's "Explorer for Researchers"

Suitable for both HASS and STEM disciplines, Altmetric Explorer tracks more than publications. This session will detail how to effectively promote your research outputs through different channels, use repositories and other tools to help build attention, and gain insights into the reach of, and engagement with, your research.

Two representatives from Digital Science, Stephanie Guichard (Regional Sales Manager for Digital Science) and Liz Smee (Digital Science’s Product Solutions Specialist), will show attendees how to use Altmetric data for various research activities including grant applications, impact narrative, CVs and building online profiles.

Wed 24 August 2022, 2:30-3:30 PM

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