The scholarly information life cycle has traditionally focused on the published article or book as the key output of the process. However, the growth of social media and networked technologies has altered the cycle to include methods of dialogue and output such as blogs, podcasts, open education resources and networking sites that expand the reach of a scholar’s ideas in new and interactive ways.
Many researchers are choosing to use these channels to enhance their author profile:
- Social media
- Peer discussion
Remember that IP / copyright still needs to be considered when talking about your results, for example, on a blog. Refer to the Editorial process for further details.