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Prepare for publication

Before you can promote your outputs, you most likely need to publish them. Once you've finalised the content and have your publication in the best possible shape, there are a few small but important steps you can take to bring your work to the right audience.

Get your outputs ready

Learn how to come up with an effective title, write a compelling abstract, include effective keywords, and establish your author name. See more >

Create your ORCID ID

Your ORCID ID distinguishes you from every other researcher and contributor, and helps to link all your professional activities and publications, so don’t forget to register for one! See more >

Choose the right outlet

Deciding where to publish can be difficult. There are many factors you might consider, like a journal’s reputation, scope, costs, and turnaround times. And it’s important that you avoid so-called ‘predatory publishers’. See more >

Publish open access

Many funders now require that you publish open access, but the OA world can be tricky to navigate. Our guidance will help you make sense of it. See more >   

Share your data

Sharing your research data is not only a requirement of many funders, journals, and institutions (including UCD), it is also a great way to promote your research. See more >

Increase your citations

Our guide gives practical steps to help you increase your citations and make a difference in your field. See more >

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