Strategic publishing involves taking a systematic approach to ensure you publish in the most effective place and maximise success in your publishing endeavours. Your publishing record will have a crucial impact on your career if you pursue academia or research and can be a valuable addition to your CV if you choose to work in industry or government.
Planning your publishing strategy will help you to:
Tress Academy Why you need a publishing strategy
Anne-Wil Harzing The four P's of Publishing
Anne-Wil Harzing The four C's of getting Cited
There is often a balance to be drawn between your obligations as a Curtin author with University reporting requirements and a need to promote your work for maximum impact.
It is important that you consider these requirements when deciding how and where to publish.
Since 2018, the ERA process has broadened to include an Engagement and Impact assessment (EI). This assesses how well researchers are engaging with end-users of research, and shows how universities are translating their research into economic, social, environmental, cultural and other impacts. It has opened the gates to a whole new range of publication options, including blogs, social media posts and writing for The Conversation. These non-traditional forms of publication can now be tracked and counted using platform such as Altmetric Explorer and PlumX and can be an important part of your publishing profile.
You can learn more about this process from the Curtin Research and Engagement webpages.