Some candidates who complete PhD or Masters degrees do not thrive in the workplace. Perhaps the main determinant of whether candidates will thrive revolves around their interpersonal and communication skills. This set of resources will help you
- publish your work
- communicate more effectively
- develop productive social networks
Publications: How to publish successfully and responsibly
To publish successfully, besides writing excellent papers, you need to choose suitable journals, construct suitable cover letters, and respond to feedback appropriately. The following table presents some information you can utilise to achieve these goals.
|Document to read||Aim of each document|
|Helps you decide which journals or outlets you should choose|
|Helps you construct suitable cover letters|
|Helps you learn how to publish and disseminate your findings responsibly--and avoid some of the complications that communication can elicit|
|Helps you respond convincingly to reviewers and editors|
|Helps you increase the number of researchers who cite your work--a key determinant of career success in academia|
|Helps you increase the impact of your work on society--also a key determinant of career success in academia|
Networking is, arguably, one of the most underrated skills in research. To network more effectively, you should develop and disseminate a narrative or story about your work. This narrative or story helps collaborators understand and remember your capabilities, roles, and aspirations. This narrative or story might also help you attract potential examiners.
|Documents to consider||Content of these documents|
|Delineates the diverse benefits of networking as well as how to network effectively|
After your confirmation of candidature, if you want to promote your work, complete some or most of the questions in this attachment. Then, email your answers to email@example.com and indicate that you have completed the Student Q&A for the research marketing campaign and are interested in sharing your stories about your studies.