Research communication: a call for contributions

Monographer writes: As Creative Director of The Professional and Higher Partnership, I am pleased to have commissioned a forthcoming book entitled 53 interesting ways to communicate your research. Below is a call from the editors for some specific kinds of contributions.

From:   Irenee Daly and Aoife Brophy Haney (University of Cambridge);

Date:   06 Feb 2013

Call for proposals: communicating research

We are editing a forthcoming book entitled 53 interesting ways to communicate your research (ISBN 978-1-907076-56-5). The book is designed to provide early career researchers with practical, imaginative, tried and tested, ways, to communicate their research. We have accepted many essays already and are now looking for contributions on specific themes that are not yet covered.

The book will be published in e-book and print formats as part of the Professional and Higher Education series. Details of the series are available at 53interesting.wordpress.com. The series is published by The Professional and Higher Partnership (http://pandhp.com/). Current titles in the series may be read online free of charge on 24symbols’ cloud library (http://www.24symbols.com/en/).

The book will consist of 53 essays, each between 250 and 500 words, based on the series ‘recipe’ for essays, as follows:

  1. identify a problem (here, concerning the communication of research);
  2. propose a solution (one that you have tried and tested);
  3. explain how to implement the solution;
  4. identify potential pitfalls and outline how to avoid them.

We would particularly welcome proposals for essays in the following categories:

  • Presenting at conferences (e.g. dealing with Q&A, body language, using your voice effectively)
  • Journal articles (e.g. how to use previous articles as a how-to; being creative within the confines of journal requirements)
  • Applications and bids (e.g. communicating your research clearly in CVs, covering letters, grant applications)
  • How to communicate your research in your teaching

We have already accepted several contributions on general aspects of using social and new media but would now welcome contributions on more specific applications, for example:

  • Shared and guest blogging
  • Online networking
  • Effective use of YouTube

 We would welcome proposals for essays. To send your proposal please:

  • e-mail us at 53interestingways@gmail.com with ‘53iwtcyr’ in the subject line
  • tell us your name and affiliation;
  • explain in a single sentence what problem your essay would seek to help the reader solve;
  • explain, again in one sentence, what your proposed solution would be.

Please keep your entire message to no more than 50 words.

The deadline for proposals is 20th February 2013. We will contact (by 4th March 2013) all those whose submissions we wish to discuss further. We won’t use your e-mail address for any other purpose.

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