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Publication Coach: How to communicate your research to create impact

What will you learn?

  1. Why publishing a paper is not the end of the journey
  2. The advantages of research communication and promotion
  3. Measuring the impact of your research
  4. How to promote yourself and your work
  5. Changing the fate of your published paper with research communication tools
  6. Real-world application of expert advice and tips


Course Description

So, you’ve managed to complete your research and publish your paper in a journal? That is great! But the journey is not over yet. Did you know that over 3 million articles are published every year? How can you make sure that your work stands out in this crowd?

This well-paced micro-learning course, delivered straight in your email inbox, shows you how you can boost your reputation and career as a researcher by communicating and promoting your work, beyond the journal article. This course will help you understand research communication and includes practical strategies to effectively increase the visibility and reach of your work.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Why you need to promote your research

Lecture 2: Ways to improve your visibility as a researcher

Lecture 3: How getting an ORCID ID can help you

Lecture 4: Using altmetrics to understand the impact of your work

Lecture 5: What lay summaries are and how they can help you

Lecture 6: Using video abstracts to communicate your research

Lecture 7: Animating scientific figures for greater impact

Lecture 8: Scientific infographics for visual representations of research

Lecture 9: Academic conferences and research communication

Lecture 10: Essential networking tips for researchers

Lecture 11: Using social media to promote your work

Lecture 12: How to build your own network, your own inner circle

Lecture 13: Academic blogs – a great avenue for research communication

Lecture 14: Concluding the course with a summary


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Publication Coach Series

The Publication Coach series is a one-of-a-kind course series where short, micro lessons are delivered via email every other day. More than 100,000 learners have benefitted from these courses and found the simple, engaging and bite-sized style extremely empowering. It proves that in just 2-5 mins per day, you can master a new skill with our expert tips and advice that help make learning a habit. The best part, is you can access the emails in your inbox for reference whenever needed. Subscribe to the All Access Pass now to turn this into an interactive course, where you can chat with your publication coach over email.


Your Instructor


Jayashree Rajagopalan
Jayashree Rajagopalan

I am Jayashree Rajagopalan and I am a Senior Writer and Editor at Editage Insights. I am passionate about scholarly publishing and about helping researchers communicate their discoveries to the world. I create useful resources to help researchers navigate their academic life and publication journey. I develop informative and educational videos, Infographics, puzzles, SlideShare presentations, and learning resources (like this course) on various aspects of academic research and publishing. I also interview experienced researchers and publishing professionals to help researchers understand best publication practices and write about various aspects of academic research and publishing.

I have earned two Master’s Degrees, one in English Literature from Mumbai University, India, and another in Children’s Literature from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My experience as an academic editor at Editage has led me to develop a first-hand understanding of the publication needs of and challenges faced by authors. And the experience of working on my own research during my postgraduate degree gave me a taste of a researcher’s life and struggles – from preparing a research paper and building a strong academic network to liaising with journal editors and publishing a journal article. Some of my published works include infographics on reasons for manuscript rejection and tips to help researchers choose the right journal for their paper; SlideShare presentations on 10 Ways to reduce word count in research papers and the types of articles journals publish; videos on career fair mistakes researchers make and open access myths; and interviews with Nobel Laureate Takaaki Kajita and Dr. Jonas Ranstam, the world’s most prolific peer reviewer. I have also authored a paper on Indian children’s cinema titled Heal the World, Make It a Better Place: Social and Individual Hope in Indian Children’s Cinema (DOI: 10.1353/bkb.2013.0020). Outside work, I am aficionado of comics, superhero sagas, children’s literature, and several types of visual art.


Frequently Asked Questions


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