Step 6. Share Your Research
The University adheres to principles of openness in research. This section provides information and resources for researchers to explore the steps to publicizing, publishing and archiving research.
Many sponsors, including the NIH and NSF, allow publication costs as part of the grant budget. To determine how much you should budget, consult the information for authors for the journal of your choice. The University supports publication in high quality journals and conferences in your field.
Some journals provide open access options. This means that the author pays the publication cost rather than the reader.
Publicizing & Popularizing Research Findings
Publicizing research results can help inform decisions on important public issues and can contribute to public outreach and education goals. Researchers with potentially newsworthy research should contact the appropriate public relations representatives and the OSP to discuss it as soon as their studies are submitted – and absolutely no later than acceptance, although in some cases that may be too late. In your email, please send manuscripts as an attachment, and include a few sentences in layman’s terms explaining what you did, what you found, and why it’s significant. In general, studies that are newsworthy tend to have some relevance to readers, their health and their lives.
Share Your Research with Scholarly Websites
Consider creating an account at each of the following sites, then upload information about your published works to them.
- Google Scholar – Set up an account to share your research and view metrics
- Microsoft Academic Search – A competitor with Google Scholar, it operates much the same manner to share your research. Does not cover all fields.
- ResearcherID – Obtain a researcher number and you can create an online bibliography of your published works
- ORCID – Sign up and get a unique researcher number to use throughout your career