Communicating your research
30 m
Ensuring visibility

Conference skills for researchers

Social impact

Your paper may be valued by your peers, but increasingly, that’s only one piece of the puzzle. These days, funders often ask you to show your work has relevance beyond the academic arena too.

But what form should that societal impact take and how can you demonstrate it? In this series of modules, we explore some definitions and measurements. We look at how you can bring a wider audience in contact with your work and some of the unexpected outcomes. We also explore the topic of lay summaries and how they can introduce your research to a whole new group of readers.

What you will find
  • What is societal impact
  • Advice on sharing your research more widely
  • Tips on writing a great lay summary

2 modules

40 m
Social impact

How to write a lay summary

Writing a powerful lay summary can help you win new audiences and funding – we show you how.
40 m
Social impact

How your research can make an impact on society

Societal impact – you’ve heard the phrase but what does it mean and why is it important? We solve the mystery.

Ensuring visibility

With so much new research published each year, it’s never been more important to actively promote your paper. In this series of modules, we share some useful tips to help you increase the visibility of your work. 

You will hear about the importance of SEO, (search engine optimization), and the points to consider when writing your paper. We introduce some of the tools available to support you and help you track your efforts. And, you will learn about Elsevier’s AudioSlides – short webcast-style presentations that can help relay your findings to a new public.

What you will find
  • How to prepare for promotion at the writing stage
  • Actions you can take post-publication
  • Tips for tracking and measuring your success

4 modules

30 m
Ensuring visibility

Conference skills for researchers

Learn how to get your work accepted into academic conferences and make the most of your time as a delegate.
12 m
Ensuring visibility

Social Media for Researchers

Gain practical insights into how researchers can leverage the power of social media.
40 m
Ensuring visibility

How to promote your research for maximum impact

This wide-ranging module is packed with useful advice to help you increase the visibility of your paper.
30 m
Ensuring visibility

Tell your research story with AudioSlides

Find out how Elsevier’s free and easy-to-build AudioSlides presentations can help you share your research story.