Share your article

Share Your Article

Share Your Article checklist

Bring your work to a wide audience by consulting our Share Your Article checklist (PDF download).

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 ( or ResearchGate (, 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 didn’t 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 below.

  • Share your article on Twitter. Use the @ function to share with research groups, institutions, or fellow scholars who can retweet you. See examples below.

  • 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, 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,, 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 your 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. When suggesting your article for course adoption, remember that humanities and social science articles published by Duke University Press are available through the Cognella Academic Publishing custom coursepack library.

  • 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.   

Social Media Examples




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

American Speech Word of the Year Facebook post

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



WPJ tweet on populism infographic article

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 or (the introduction, table of contents, and abstracts to each issue are freely available).


TSQ and female masculinity bathroom politics Instagram

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


Should you have a question about the checklist, contact the journals publicist.

Share your article