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  • Journal Sharing Checklist

    Help us bring your work to a wide audience by consulting this checklist (download a printable version of the checklist).

    You are free to post your accepted manuscript on your personal website, in your university's repository, and in other nonprofit or governmental open access repositories without requesting permission from Duke University Press. This grant of permission, however, does not include sites such as Academia (http://academia.edu) or ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net), which are commercial websites.

    Update any working papers or preprints with links to the finished article. These documents may be in your institutional repository or an open-access repository like arXiv.
    Write a blog post about your article. If you have a personal blog, this is a great place to present further insights that did not make the publication.
    Send a link to your article to your colleagues, both in your department and at other institutions. Always share the link, not the PDF, to improve usage metrics.
    Share a link to your article on Facebook. Use the @ function to share with any research groups or institutions you are affiliated with. See examples.
    Share a link to your article on Twitter. Use the @ function to share with research groups, institutions, or fellow scholars who can retweet you. See examples.
    Retweet, share, or reblog social media posts the Press performs on your behalf. We create social media publicity on Facebook and Twitter for most themed journal issues.
    Share a link to your article on other social media platforms. Examples include Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, Sina Weibo, Pinterest, and Instagram.
    Update your faculty profile page and other professional profiles to reflect your new publication. Include a link to the article. Examples of professional profiles include Google Scholar, Academia.edu, and Mendeley. If you have your own website, be sure to update that as well.
    Update your CV to reflect your new publication. Some people compile research references by examining your CV. Including the article DOI (found in the article's footer) will help them quickly locate the publication. Be sure that your new CV is on file with your academic department.
    Contribute a blog post to the Duke University Press blog. We feature blog posts that connect scholarly work to current events. If you'd like to learn more about contributing to our blog, please contact our publicist.
    Ask your department or institution to share the research on their blog or news feed.
    Check that your library subscribes to the journal in which your article appears. If not, ask your librarian to subscribe so that your students and colleagues can access your research.
    Suggest your article to colleagues teaching courses on your topic. Humanities and social science articles published by Duke University Press are available through the University Readers custom coursepack library (universityreaders.com). When suggesting your article for course adoption, remember that humanities and social science articles published by Duke University Press are available through the University Readers custom coursepack library (universityreaders.com).
    Contact a relevant news source and let them know about your research. There are many smaller niche news sites that may be looking for articles like yours. Don't know where to get started? Ask your university news office for suggestions or contact our publicist.
    Let Duke University Press know if your publication leads to awards, speaking opportunities, or special events. Contact our publicist and we will help spread the word through our own social media channels.
    Create an account with Kudos and write a lay summary of your research findings. Kudos is a service for authors that publishes descriptions of research for nonspecialists and generates trackable links for sharing via email, the web, and social networks.

  • Journals Marketing

    Guiding a global audience to your scholarship is an essential part of the Journals Marketing team's mission. We market Duke University Press publications as journals, themed issues, individual articles, and as part of electronic journal collections. We use a number of strategies to attract new readers, from direct mail campaigns and social media publicity to website development.


    Let us know if your Duke University Press publication leads to awards, speaking opportunities, or special events, and we will spread the word.

    Is your field in the news? Occasionally, our authors contribute guest posts to the Duke University Press blog that connect their scholarly work to current events. If you'd like to learn more about contributing an item of topical interest to our blog, please contact our publicist.

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    5. YouTube: Watch behind-the-scenes videos and interviews with authors and editors.
    6. Course Adoption and Direct Marketing

      Our digital marketing efforts include email blasts about special issues and course adoption campaigns that encourage faculty members across institutions to adopt special issues and articles in their syllabi. If you know anyone who may be interested in adopting your work in their courses, please let us know so we can provide them with a copy of the article or journal issue.


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      Library Marketing

      Library subscriptions are crucial to journals' sustainability, and librarians tell us that they value feedback from their faculty and researchers more than any other factor when they make purchasing decisions. If your library does not subscribe to a journal in which you have published, please ask your librarians to consider subscribing.

  • Facebook


    Example of Facebook post with descriptive copy of the article, the society tagged, and the article linked.

  • Twitter

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    Example of a Tweet with the journal tagged, the article linked, and several popular hashtags used-- #infographic and #populism. Some ideas for successful tweets include featuring a surprising conclusion from your work, tweeting from a conference, sharing an illustration or anecdote, checking out trending Twitter topics to see if your content fits, and including a link to your article or the journal issue on read.dukeupress.edu or projecteuclid.org (the introduction, table of contents, and abstracts to each issue are freely available).

  • Instagram

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    Example of an Instagram post with popular tags. You can add up to 30 tags to an Instagram post.

  • Best Practices

    Please direct readers to access your article via the journal's official online platform at read.dukeupress.edu/journals (humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences) or projecteuclid.org (mathematics). Libraries closely follow online usage rates to evaluate their subscriptions, and it benefits the journal for every interested reader to be counted. Higher usage also raise the profile and visibility of your work, particularly if your article is cited on lists of 'top downloads' and 'most-read' publications. Sharing PDFs of your published work rather than links to the online versions undermine these usage statistics.

    The table of contents, abstracts, and introductions of every issue are always freely available, and many other articles are made free for a limited time. It would also be beneficial to link readers to Project Muse if your article is available there.

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