Communicating and sharing your research
It is worthwhile considering what methods and communication channels you will use to share your research. Listed below are some common methods for communicating research with a range of audiences – academic, professional and general.
For academic purposes, it can be worthwhile sharing your research via these methods to increase the likelihood your research will be viewed, downloaded and cited.
Creating and maintaining researcher profiles can foster connections with your research community, and maximises the visibility of your research outputs and impact. Researchers and graduate researchers are encouraged to establish researcher profiles and identifiers.
All researchers and HDR students are encouraged to have an ORCID profile. An ORCID profile can be used to display your research interests and activities, list your publications, qualifications and achievements, and link to other research and professional profiles. Some journals require researchers to provide their ORCID profile when submitting articles for publication. See the Library’s guide to Researcher Profiles and ORCID iDs for more information on ORCID and other profiles.
Consider writing a blog to share your research, or create a professional or academic Twitter profile to connect with other researchers, share ideas and post links to your research writing and publications. Remember to include a DOI (digital object identifier) when posting about your work – this will help you track citations, views and downloads.
Sharing your research data can be another method of promoting your research – the increased exposure may lead to new collaborations and new research projects with other researchers, or extra citations for your publications.
In some cases it may be mandated that you share your research data when submitting an article for publication. See the Library’s guide to Research Data Management for advice on managing and sharing your research data.
See the Thesis Whisperer and Research Whisperer blogs – both excellent resources for PhD students and early career researchers. If you have a Twitter profile, consider following their Twitter accounts. If you don’t use Twitter, consider signing up to the mailing list for either blog.