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Spread your research

Making your research results visible in other channels than scientific journals, means that more people can come into contact with the research. You thereby increase the chances of more people reading, discussing and sharing your articles. Below you will find som tips if you want improve your communication strategy.

Why do I need to communicate my research?

Why do you as a researcher need to put energy into communicating and disseminating your research? Is it not enough to publish in scientific journals?

Success in academic research has often been measured in how much a scientific article is quoted in other scientific works. Today, all the digital footprints that an article leaves behind in social media or news articles can gain importance. If you spend some time making your results visible in several channels, more people will also come into contact with the research. You thus increase the chance that more people will read, discuss and share your articles. Hopefully these are ideas that others can benefit from.

When KTH's research is visible to the outside world, it helps to build KTH's brand, which is important for the university's ranking, something that attracts even more talented people to KTH.

As an authority, KTH also has an obligation to show what you do for the tax money. Research funders are also interested in knowing what they are getting for their money. Some research funders have begun to ask for communication plans in their announcements and expect feedback on how research results are shared with journalists and the general public.

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Inspiration

Chia-Ying, Mikael Östling and Wangzhong Mu in the Hultgren Lab. Photo: Håkan Lindgren

Citations

Mikael Östling's tips for more citations

  • Get involved in the international networks. 
  • Co-publish with affiliated faculty.
  • Collaborate with other prominent people to get involved in presigious magazines.
  • Find interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Think about how to index, use sustainability as a keyword.
Ander and Pontus
Anders Salman and his collegue Pontus Ströbaek are invited to KTH to coach researchers to sharpen their skills when talking about their research. Photo: Niklas Lindgren

Presentation

”Skills in presenting your research is a game changer”

How do to make people listen to and understand your research? Anders Salman and his collegue Pontus Ströbaek were invited to KTH to coach researchers to sharpen their skills when talking about their research. We asked Anders Sahlman what to expect from the workshop.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn widens the research world

Didem Gürdür Broo started to use LinkedIn for her research 5 years ago when she was still a PhD candidate at the Department of Machine design at KTH. Today, this channel plays an important part for expanding her work network and spreading her own research results. Here are her best tips.

All Didem's tips on how to succeed on LinkedIn

Person screaming in microphone.

Research Communication

Tricks that'll spread your research

Why must researchers communicate what they are doing, isn't publishing articles in scientific journals enough? And social media – are they really relevant to a researcher? Asking Wouter van der Wijngaart, researcher at the EECS school, successful research is the one that reaches out. His advice is: "Don't be afraid to simplify".

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KTH Profile Page

How to create an effective and professional profile page

Presenting yourself and your research on your KTH profile page is a great way to be seen – as you want to be seen. This is not the time to be modest, a well thought-through profile page can do a lot of work for you.

Tips for publishing in social media

  1. Choose platform with your target group in mind. Phocus on 1-2 platforms to actively work with.
  2. Don't forget to link to the original article.
  3. Add keywords or hashtags, so people find your work.
  4. Always use a picture.
  5. Think: "Who cares" - for whom is the research important?
  6. Think about whom you communicate with, the target audience (but not even your colleagues want too detailed information).
  7. Name the colleagues who have participated in the work.

Events

Workshop: "Start simple."

Thats the advice from Researcher Wouter van der Winjgaard at the EECS. In this workshop, he will give you a more structured view on improving impact, provide you with some simple tips, and guide you hands-on! - in communicating your own research.

Did you miss Wouter's workshop i February, 2021? See the presentation here: Impact – tips & tricks (pdf 7.3 MB)

Get the right communications support

ITM Communications

Examples of support:

  • Write popular science articles.
  • Ppress releases.
  • Photography, video and graphics.
  • Websites.
  • Strategic support and training.
  • You can always contact ITM communication and they will help you further!

Communications (COM)

Examples of support:

  • Press
  • Research communication
  • Publishing on kth.se
  • Publishing in KTH's social media.

KTH Innovation

KTH Innovation works with entrepreneurship at KTH and helps students, researchers and employees to develop an idea or create an impact, ie societal benefit, from your research.

Research Support Office (RSO)

RSO has KTH's collective expertise in external research funding. Here you can, among other things, get help when a research project at the idea stage, application processes and contract management.

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Last changed: Aug 23, 2022