Do you want to promote your article, drive downloads and increase citations? These helpful tips and video will steer you in the right direction.
Increasingly, a variety of different online platforms are being used as places to discover, and engage with, research. With 350,000 tweets being produced every minute and over two billion people on Facebook consuming 500 years of video every day, online social platforms are an incredibly powerful tool to get your research seen and heard.
For ideas on how you can use social media tools to help promote your article, please read our guide on Using Social Media to Enhance Discoverability.
We’ve also joined forces with social media expert Mark Carrigan to provide this free social media toolkit with advice, tips and discussion on how to use social media for academic purposes.
SAGE runs a variety of blog sites to share topical and thought-provoking articles, interviews, videos and features to engage with the academic community. They include:
SAGE Perspectives blog focuses on highlighting topical and interesting research published in SAGE books and journals. The blog includes posts from authors across a wide range of subject disciplines and research areas.
Social Science Space brings social scientists together to explore, share and shape the big issues in social science, from funding to impact. This online social network features blogs with the most current thinking from key players in social science. It is an active forum for discussions, a resource center with free videos, reports and slides that support these discussions, as well as funding and job opportunity notices. If you think your research would be a good feature contact your editor.
Methodspace is an online community for research methods. The purpose of the site is to connect researchers to discuss methodology issues and controversies, discover and review new resources, find relevant conferences and events, and share and solve methodology problems. Sign up and contribute!
The SAGE Press Release Toolkit is a valuable resource for authors aiming to promote their article’s research to the wider media. The toolkit will guide you, the author, through the process of determining whether your article is newsworthy. It will help you write the press release and provide helpful tips and tricks for drafting an effective press release. A press release template is also available for authors to share, download and use.
SAGE is also a partner of the news website The Conversation. The site translates academic research for the non-specialist and the lay-person, by pairing authors with journalists to produce articles of academic rigor, scientific accuracy and journalistic flair. The Conversation is a great way to increase research impact and so if you think your research would be a good feature contact your editor to check its suitability for pitching.
SAGE Publishing is committed to supporting authors promote and increase the visibility of their work. For further information on any of the above please contact your editor.