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De Gruyter and Kudos: research impact masterclass

International Open Access Week

De Gruyter and Kudos:
research impact masterclass


Effective dissemination to optimize the reach and visibility of your research

Tuesday, October 22th, 3pm (GMT) | Wednesday, October 23rd, 10am (GMT)

Register online for free

Course tutor: Melinda Kenneway, CEO of Kudos

Melinda has a degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford and almost 30 years’ experience in scholarly communications. She has worked with publishers, universities and research groups – helping them improve the visibility and impact potential for research publications, projects and programmes.

Who is the course for?

This course would be of value to anyone working in research, particularly to early career researchers, authors of academic papers, post graduate students, as well as all grades of academic staff, and research office staff.

How will this course be provided?

This online course is provided free of charge to you by De Gruyter and developed by www.growkudos.com. The course will be delivered as a webinar, lasting 30 minutes. A PDF workbook will be provided to all attendees after the course, containing follow up exercises and links to additional information and reading material, for those that wish to deepen their knowledge on these topics.

What topics will be covered?

What is ‘effective’ dissemination and why does it matter?

In this opening section we will briefly cover the challenges and opportunities of ensuring your research gets found, read and applied.

Copyright and sharing

Next we will provide a brief overview of copyright issues relating to online sharing of research publications, and cover some of the publisher-led initiatives designed to support copyright-compliant sharing.

Using academic tools and platforms to their potential

Having looked at why taking a more active role in disseminating your research is becoming more important, we will then examine some of the best ways of improving the visibility of your work through specialist academic tools and platforms.

Broadening your reach with social media

In this section we will cover how to get the best from social media.

Course goals

By the end of this short course you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between active and passive dissemination
  • Be compliant with copyright when sharing your research publications online
  • Make effective use of the best tools and platforms for reaching academic audiences
  • Understand how to use social media to broaden your reach

Register online for free