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Communicate your Research: Publishing your Research Informally


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.  

This interactive session will encourage you to think beyond the boundaries of traditional academic publishing and look at some of the alternative routes you can use to communicate your research. As well as considering your wider audience, you will also explore a range of communication channels, from social media platforms to self-publishing tools, and consider how informal publishing might integrate with the rest of your publication strategy. There will also be the opportunity to examine how ‘alternative metrics’ can help you to track engagement with your publications, both formal and informal.  

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:   

  • Reflect on your own motivations for presenting at conferences and what you want to communicate to your audience  
  • Investigate a range of tools to discover conferences and funding opportunities in your subject area  
  • Discuss the different options for disseminating your work at conferences and how they might differ from other types of publication  
  • Explore the differences between a conference presentation and a published conference paper  
  • Start to assemble a list of potential conferences to attend   

Vitae Development Framework:     

Knowledge and intellectual abilities: A1   

Personal effectiveness: B3   

Research governance and organisation: C3  

Engagement, influence and impact: D1, D2  

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

Led by:
Julie Robinson, Scholarly Communication 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

Choosing Where to Publish (Arts and Social Sciences)
Thursday 14 November 2019
Thursday 27 February 2020

Understanding Open Access
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Wednesday 12 February 2020

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

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

Workshop Details

Autumn Term

Tuesday 3 December 2019

12.00 - 13.30

Library Training Room, Floor 2, The Library

Any questions?

Workshop content:

Julie Robinson
Scholarly Communications Manager
The Library

Sandy Sparks
Organisational Development Consultant, Research Active Staff, Organisational Development,
Ext: 74121.

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