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Disseminate research findings: Maximise your impact

Improve the visibility of your research

Make your research available to the widest possible audience and improve the discoverability of your material by adopting one or more of the following strategies:


Make material available via open access
  • Remove journal subscription cost barriers so material is freely available online.
  • For example, publish in open access journals or deposit in espace
  • For more information see the Open access and Guide to espace LibGuides
Use social media to promote your article
  • Eliminates many traditional barriers to reach the general public
  • Receive rapid feedback and make new connections
  • Measure and track social impact and changes to real-world practice
Write to enhance discoverability
  • Create a clear, descriptive title which includes the key words
  • Reiterate the key words or phrases from the title within the abstract itself to optimise search results   
  • Choose journals that are indexed in a wide number of databases

Build an online profile

By increasing your profile, your contacts and personal impact, you can increase your success rate in the competitive environment of academia.


  • Build your network – make sure you have dynamic diverse networks
  • Join networks such as LinkedIn, ResearchGate or
  • Create an author profile on Google Scholar
Register an Author ID
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