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 began as a writer and editor of scholarly publishing content for Editage Insights. Given my passion for scholarly publishing, the experience helped me satisfy my curiosity about the industry and learn more about how researchers navigate each step of their journey. I also got to work on visual formats - infographics, slide decks, videos - all of made sure I kept my creative thinking cap on at all times. I love that my current role as global community manager gives me great opprotunities to have memorable conversations with researchers and publication professionals across the globe. It also drives me to think at a deeper level about building a stronger and more well-knit community of people passionate about communicating the best research to the world.

In my previous role as an academic editor at Editage, I gained a first-hand understanding of the publication needs of and challenges faced by authors. While at work, I find myself exploring newer ways to communicate ideas and connect with authors globally. Outside work, you will find me fawning over my cats (I have two!) and being indecisive about which comic book or research paper to read or which superhero movie or series to watch.

Frequently Asked Questions


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