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10 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Work Gets Read

10 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Work Gets Read


10 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Work Gets Read

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1. Set the Stage: Visit Wiley Author Services for on-page SEO tips as you write, production tracking information so you know when your article will publish, instructions on how to nominate up to ten colleagues for free access when your article does go live online, and more.

2. Your Library: If your university library does not have access to the journal in which your article appears, recommend a subscription to the journal as soon as possible using the Wiley Library Recommendation Form. When your article publishes, confirm the article URL with your librarian. They can be your best marketer!

3. Email Table of Contents Alerts: Get notified the minute your article goes online by registering for your free Wiley Online Library account and then opting for free new content alerts from the journal in which your work will be published (and any other journals in your field you’d like to be kept up to date on). Enroll and adjust alerts to your preference or unsubscribe at any time. More Info and Example of Alert

4. Key Blogs, Websites and Listservs: Let your editor or publishing team know if your article is mentioned on important sites. If you have access to a blog, website or listserv in your field, post a link to your article as soon as it’s published and make sure to use the correct Wiley Online Library URL.

5. Social Media: Share your work on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media platforms. Engage with colleagues, the journal society, and relevant Wiley Social Media by subject. We’ll retweet you!

6. University/Organization Media Relations Office: Send your article’s Wiley Online Library URL to your communications or media relations office with a description so they can raise awareness.

7. Faculty or Professional Website: Update your faculty or professional website with an entry including your article’s URL to showcase your research and guide readers.

8. Email Signature: Add your article’s URL to your email signature or include as a note in the body of an email on another topic as a way to remind colleagues about your latest publication. Don’t be afraid to brag a little!

9. Wikipedia: One of the first places many people start their research about a topic is Wikipedia, so try finding a Wikipedia page on a topic related to your article, log in or register on Wikipedia, and add your article’s URL as a reference or in-text link if your work has something to contribute to wider academic or public understanding. (Check out Wikipedia’s guide page for more info.)

10. Talk It Up: Don’t forget that original form of social media – the conversation. Come up with a few quick, simple phrases beforehand to message what your article is about to other people, whether they are at an academic conference or in line for coffee. In 60 seconds, how would you explain what your article is about to someone in a different field of study?

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