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Scholarly Communication and Publishing

This guide is designed for those wishing to publish their research.

Publishing Online


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Scholarly articles are now available in a variety of locations, not just in published journals in print and online, but on websites for professional organizations, scholar's blogs, and government websites. The internet has created an open field for disseminating knowledge. Below are some suggestions for places to consider sharing your research.

Publishing in Blogs and Social Networks 


How Do I Disseminate My Research Through Blogs and Social Networks?

Blogs and social networks are increasingly important ways of getting your work noticed:

  • If you blog yourself, talk about your work in your blog.
  • Identify bloggers who regularly blog in relation to the area of your research. Send them something about it. For the big bloggers, you might send a copy of a book, although they sometimes like electronic copies better. Getting your work noticed and commented on by the people whose blogs on a topic are read by others is a really good way of getting things out there.
  • If you use Facebook or Twitter, then make sure something about your work is on your page. Keep it updated and try to include visuals.
  • Make sure you have something about your work on your university web page. Put in links to fuller versions.
  • Don’t be shy about using relevant email lists. Send out an email summarizing your work with a link to a fuller version.

University Archives


Once your journal article is published, you should consider reaching out to institutions from which you have graduated to see if your research can be added to the institutional archive. This is usually free and provides a stable link to your work that you may then use to link to on social media accounts or in future articles, etc.

If you would like to submit your work to the SNHU Shapiro Library Archive, please use the information in the guide below: