My approach to academic publishing is focused on its importance for communicating what you have learned from your research with others. I also argue that writing (and publishing) for scholarly audiences is important and is often quite different than what you would write for practitioners, activists, … [Read more...] about The relationship between writing for scholarly audiences & for wider audiences
Beyond the academy: a category in transition
Knowledge mobilization, wider impact, reaching non-academic audiences, knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange ... all the things you do (or might do) to reach people who could use the knowledge you create but who aren't likely to be reading specialist academic journals.
Posts in this category will be edited and possibly recategorized beginning in July 2015.
I want to write more about some of the practical applications of the general point I made in Communication vs Validation: Why are you publishing?. In particular, I want to connect my approach to writing and publishing with the larger themes of confidence and meaningfulness. This particular post … [Read more...] about What is the point of publishing peer-reviewed articles if you care about changing things out there in the world?
Back in 2011, Aimée Morrison wrote a post on Hook & Eye Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, in which she discussed the question What I've been really thinking about lately is this: how much reusing and recycling of our work is appropriate here? This is a common concern, especially among early career … [Read more...] about Stop worrying about recycling
Writing for scholarly journals and writing for wider impact are not mutually exclusive. The impact your work has outside of academia is partly dependent on the quality of the work and the respect that work has within relevant academic networks. Yes, we want evidence based policy and practice, but … [Read more...] about Prestigious journals & wider impact
In a recent workshop I asked participants to write down all the grumpy thoughts they were having about the prospect of writing a Knowledge Mobilization plan (aka Pathways to Impact statement in the UK). I collected these and put them aside while we got on with a more positive approach. I want to … [Read more...] about grumble … Knowledge mobilization … grumble … wider impact … grumble