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Questions tagged [research-dissemination]

Getting the word out about your research to the (general) public through methods other than publications. Questions may refer to topics such as media, public relations, out-reach, open days, use of social networks for research, content of academic homepages, etc.

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What’s included in a press kit for a research project?

I work at a research lab. During a periodic review, the board asked us to add a press kit related to our research. I surveyed a bunch of similar projects and found a huge array of content referred to ...
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Is it good to try to present every interesting paper I study?

I am a Masters student in Mathematics. As part of my Masters project, I have to do independent study and try to "do" something: like tackling a problem of recent interest. So these days I am reading a ...
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Is social media helpful for research dissemination?

Is there any quantitative evidence that using social media helps academics disseminate their research results? What about the cost-effectiveness of social media? My guess is that search engines are ...
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University asks not to promote other university's research

A university sent a letter requesting/advising its staff members not to interact with or promote a media coverage of a research study by a another university. The letter didn't include any ...
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Making a standalone publication out of the English translation of a paper

I came across two venerable and valuable papers that are not so well-known in their community of interest. One of them is a short technical report, both concern mathematical and physical matters, for ...
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Why do professors give talks on published work without their coauthors present at the seminars?

They simply say that it is joint work with somebody. Is it primarily because one is a better speaker than the other? Like, do some professors publish a lot but choose to stay behind the scenes and ...
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Do I need to embargo my dissertation if I submitted portions to journals?

It seems that most math journals, including the one I'm submitting to, are very forgiving when it comes to preprints (ArXiv). But what about dissertations? Will they consider it previously published ...
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Avoiding scientific salami slicing [closed]

As part of my master thesis in bioinformatics I built a tool A, which is similar to tool B which uses other data. Tool's B original paper is a description of the software and methods implemented, ...
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How to answer question about publication plans in a grant proposal?

How do you answer a question in your application for research grant, where it asks you 'Plans for publication'? I plan to publish the results of my research in one of three optional scientific ...
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How many years does it take for a new math theory by an independent researcher to become widely known and accepted? [closed]

I have developed (or rather partially developed, if to be exact, as there are some unsolved conjectures and other white spots) a new abstract, fundamental, pure math theory. I have published it as a ...
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Best sites and practices to disseminate research papers

I am thinking of posting a preprint of a paper of mine before I get a response to my submission. This is allowed by several publishers. I considered three possibilities: arXiv.org, academia.edu and ...
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My lab achieves better results than another lab on the same problem – should we collaborate?

Recently, in my research lab we were able to achieve a performance of X % for some problem. This X is far better than the performance Y which was achieved by some other research group for the exact ...
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How to disseminate a methodology proposal to those who may be interested?

I am currently doing research in the field of non-linear narrative design. As it is still quite a small field, few sources and set jargon is currently available that hasn't bled in from paternal ...
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Choosing appropriate words for lay summary of a health research project

The lay summary of a research proposal is often needed to secure grants and get wide public support and engagement, especially in health research. I understand that the more a scientist understands ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of bundling source code from separate, related papers?

Say that you have several papers, each with a set of experiments, in which the source code overlaps appreciably. If you wish to release the code for each paper, which is better: isolate the relevant ...
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Project websites - Increasing visibility or wasting time?

I'm from an empirical social science background and observe that several research projects build project websites, similar to job market websites of academics. Those that I am aware of are often ...
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I have made my independent research available as a book on my website. Why is it not celebrated by the mathematics community? [closed]

Some mathematicians said that general topology in general and theory of proximity spaces in particular are dead (meaning that no new discoveries appear in this field of mathematics). I have ...
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Which license should I aim to publish articles & software under?

Suppose I have the choice of license under which to publish my research work in Computer Science (constituting scientific papers and software) online; and that I need to make this decision before any ...
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Published and unpublished dissertation; DOI assignment

I have recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation and submitted it to my graduate school's e-repository of scholarly works as well as to the ProQuest database. I have not heard yet from ProQuest about ...
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Is organizing a thesis competition a good way to connect academia and business?

I would like to ask if you think that organizing an international thesis competition is a good way to bridge the gap between students (mostly graduates) and companies. The idea is to have jury members ...
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Should I mention a magazine article written about my research in my CV?

How does getting into non-submission based magazines appear? For instance, if R&D magazine took an article about my work (NOT an actual research paper) and published it in their magazine, would ...
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Why do some universities not allow dissertations to be publicly available?

After reading a comment (now deleted) saying My university's policies does not allow me to share my thesis PDF file completely. I was wondering why some universities do not allow dissertations to ...
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Why does research cost so much money?

I have been dragged into an argument with someone who can't understand why millions are being raised to fund ALS research (that's the "ice bucket challenge", love it or hate it). He doesn't get why ...
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How can I cite interviews for radio and TV on CV?

I have many contributions related to interviews in radio, TV, web magazines and print magazines, and would like to know the different ways it might be "cited" in a scientific CV. I was thinking about ...
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How do I communicate my research with a general audience more effectively?

I really enjoyed my research but it happens that whenever I tell somebody about it, I have the impression I'm making it sound boring, unimportant and not exciting. Americans have a way of telling a ...