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Communicate your Research: Choosing Where to Publish (Arts and Social Sciences)


What are the options for communicating your research in a digital environment? How is publishing evolving and how do you choose the most appropriate platform for your target audience? This series of workshops will explore some of the options available to help you make informed choices when planning your publication strategy.    

The interactive session is aimed principally at researchers in the Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences. Although you will be encouraged you to think about a range of options for publishing your research, the focus will be on publishing books and academic journal articles. As well as practical guidance on how to choose the right journal or publisher for your work, there will also be an opportunity to explore a range of tools to help you evaluate journals and to find out more about the book publishing process and how to create a book proposal. You will also consider how ‘alternative metrics’ might help you to track engagement with your publications and start to develop a priority list of publication venues.  

Who should attend?

University of Warwick Research Active Staff (staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching Contracts) and PhD Students.  

Workshop enables delegates to:

In this session, you can expect to:   

  • Examine your own motivations for publishing and what you want to communicate    
  • Investigate a range of ways to evaluate different scholarly journal titles and other trade publications   
  • Learn more about the book publishing process and how to manage your relationship with your publisher   
  • Considered how alternative metrics might help you to assess engagement with your publications   
  • Start to develop a list of publication venues that are relevant to your own area of research 

Vitae Development Framework:     

Knowledge and intellectual abilities: A1   

Personal effectiveness: B2, B3   

Engagement, influence and impact: D2  

Workshop Pre-work:
Any pre-work for this workshop will be emailed to delegates

Led by:
Julie Robinson, Scholarly Communications Manager, The Library

Further events in the Communicate your Research Series 2019/20:

Planning your Publication Strategy
Thursday 7 November 2019
Tuesday 4 February 2020

Choosing Where to Publish (STEM)
Thursday 14 November 2019
Thursday 20 February 2020

Understanding Open Access
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Presenting and Publishing Conference Papers
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Wednesday 3 March 2020

Publishing your Research Informally
Tuesday 3 December 2019

Evaluating the Impact of your Research
Tuesday 16 January 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020

Workshop Details




Any questions?

Workshop content:

Julie Robinson
Scholarly Communications Manager,
The Library

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper
Administrative Assistant, Organisational Development,
Ext: 24893.