To reach a broader audience beyond academia, you might want to consider writing a non academic publication such as a newspaper article, an online article, blog post or an article for a professional journal or newsletter. Writing for a non academic publication could be one way to show research impact or engagement.
Pitching and publishing an article relating to your research within The Conversation could lead to the general public reading about your research. As a number of articles within The Conversation are republished (under a creative commons license) online within The Age newspaper or under the news section on the ABC website.
If your research has practical implications for a profession such as accounting, architecture, engineering, law or science, then publishing articles in both academic and professional journals may be beneficial. As professionals working in industry are more likely to read a professional journal rather than an academic journal. Some examples of professional journals include:
Non traditional research outputs such as creative works can be included as a research output if it meets certain eligibility criteria specific to the type of output.
Examples of creative works include:
an artwork, a diagram or map, a photography, a sculpture or an installation
a building or a design project
a public exhibition or a live or recorded performance such as a play or a film
Points for consideration when selecting an outlet for your creative work:
Information to ensure that your non traditional output is classified as research: