Yesterday afternoon, I found myself advocating a publication strategy to a friend and PGR. The conversation quickly moved away, but I now find myself thinking about the process of putting together a publication strategy, and how PGRs who have yet to publish can find the answers to many of the questions that creating their personal publication strategy will raise.
A publication strategy is a plan (or campaign!) which sets out the content, target outlets and timescales for research publications by an individual or research team. A clear publication strategy is crucial to maximise research impact and support academic/research career development and can also be extremely helpful in clarifying questions around authorship and research strategy in group situations. Since a publication strategy is highly specific to individual circumstances, there’s no one way to approach this, but this post sets out some key questions to get you started. Continue reading “Planning your assault on publication”