Science in Society

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Ask yourself these questions before submitting

  • Does my article speak to its target audience?
  • Is my word count within requirements?
  • Have I covered the Who?, What?, When?, Where?, How? and Why?
  • Have I addressed the So what? and/or What next? question properly? (alluding to impact)
  • Have I eliminated or explained all jargon, acronyms and abbreviations?
  • Have I checked the spelling of all names of people, places and institutions?
  • Have I avoided lists with semi-colons, colons, bullets and numbering?
  • Have I avoided footnotes and academic referencing?
  1. Who is my target audience?
  2. What do I want to share?
  3. What should my word count be?
  4. How do I structure an article?
  5. How can I use stories in my communication?
  6. I need help with language and style
  7. What about footnotes/bibliographies/references?
  8. Tick box
  9. Talking about the HSRC: Are we diluting our brand?
  10. Focus on the researcher: Conveying the So What? and writing a short biography
  11. How do I structure a PowerPoint presentation?
  12. How do I take a useful photograph?
  13. How do I plan the structure of a short video?
  14. Useful links on science communication
  15. I am no digital native and need help with these: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​creating hyperlinks, tracking edits in Word, making edits in Pdf, sending large documents and folders via WeTransfer
  16. Visualise your communication for impact
  17. HSRC events: Requirements for drafting and sending invitations

This toolkit is designed to help HSRC researchers to communicate information about their research effectively to maximise impact.​​​​​​​