Article promotion

The field of scholarly research is constantly evolving, with new findings and insights emerging regularly. In this dynamic landscape, the promotion of publicatio s is crucial for authors to ensure maximum impact and to bridge the gap between knowledge creation and practical application. Evidence-based and rights-grounded knowledge is of critical importance to the decisions to be made and the actions to be taken to improve SRHR.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) plays a pivotal role in this process by providing authors with a platform to showcase their work effectively. Through targeted dissemination and communication strategies, SRHM helps authors reach their intended audience, whether it be fellow researchers, policymakers, or practitioners. By leveraging various communication channels such as social media, academic conferences, and specialized publications, SRHM strives to ensure that findings, commentaries and reviews are not only accessible but also compelling and actionable. Through these efforts, SRHM transforms scholarly knowledge into action, driving positive change and advancement in the SRHR field.

 

HOW SRHM PROMOTES PAPERS FOR AUTHORS

 

Social Media
SRHM promotes papers on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We aim to tag author’s and their institutions which helps improve the reach of our posts. We ask authors to tag @SRHMJournal in their own posts. We look out for international days, events and conferences which relate to each paper for opportunities to share its findings. 

Newsletter
We feature new papers in the SRHM newsletter. This amplifies the publication’s reach to diverse audiences, including professionals, academics, activists, students, policymakers, and the public.  Sign up to the newsletter here.

Blog
We encourage blogs from authors as a direct way to give voice to their research outside the formal space of a published article. We also publish lists of resources from the journal around specific topics such as abortion, cervical cancer, etc. Contact SRHM for more at [email protected].

Events
Bridging the gap between research, policy and advocacy, and linking the local to the global, SRHM convenes and participates in discussions with stakeholders from diverse regions and disciplines, ensuring that the voices and perspectives of researchers, advocates and policymakers, with special attention to the Global South, are included in global policy discussions on SRHR.

Podcast
SRHM has taken a dynamic approach to promote its publications through the innovative medium of the SRHM Podcast. In an era where digital communication reigns supreme, SRHM recognizes the power of podcasts as a tool for disseminating valuable information, sparking conversations, and engaging diverse audiences worldwide

In 2024, SRHM launched a series of Editor’s Summary episodes, which give a short overview of the publications in the SRHM journal. This improves the accessibility of the journal publications.

 

FURTHER RESOURCES TO PROMOTE YOUR PUBLICATION

WORKSPACE

  • Presenting and networking at conferences are the most personalised ways to promote your research. Increase the availability of a poster for a conference by posting it on your personal website, social media profiles, or the institutional page. 
  • Make use of your institution’s communications channels, which often send out press releases and newsletters to local media. 
  • Promote your article among your students and colleagues by including it in course reading.
  • Include links to your articles and website in your email signature, and on your online and social media profiles for maximum exposure.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Promote your publication through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and include a direct link, where possible, to your newly published article. Use hashtags relevant to your subject and tag co-authors or departments so that they can share your paper.
  • Make sure to tag @SRHMjournal so we can share your posts. 

 

ONLINE 

  • Scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs): SCNs host content and facilitate article sharing with researchers, acting as an impactful way to promote your articles. You can create your profiles on these networks, allowing users to find your work when they search for your name. Popular SCNs include Mendeley.com, ResearchGate.com, Google Scholar, and Academia.edu.
  • Kudos is a cloud-based platform, through which researchers can accelerate and broaden the positive impact of their research worldwide. Visit info.growkudos.com
  • ORCID provides you with a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from other researchers. You can connect your iD with your professional information and share information with other systems. Visit orcid.org

 

IN THE MEDIA 

  • A lay summary is a short, simple, and non-technical description of your research, enabling people without a technical understanding to engage with your research and understand its relevance. You can publish your lay summary on your institutional website and social media platforms.
  • A press release is an official account of your research, delivered to news outlets for providing information and announcing your findings to the public. Through a press release, you can disseminate your findings and their implications to wider audiences through platforms like PR Newswire, EurekAlert, and EIN Presswire, which also contain valuable tips on how to create one.

 

MONITOR YOUR READERSHIP

  • Altmetric: This incredible outreach monitoring tool is already embedded in our journal website – www.srhmjournal.org. All you need to do is visit your article page and click on the Metrics tab next to the PDF button.
  • Scopus is an abstract and citation database with scholarly literature across disciplines. By creating a Scopus profile, you can get credit for your work and analyse article metrics to quantify its impact. 

 

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