Tips on Thursdays – Promoting your research online

From the following list of tips from Altmetric, we’d flag:

“Work with the press office at your publisher or institution to announce the publication of your research.”

We’d also encourage authors to contribute video abstracts, and respond to posts about their articles on the journal’s social media pages. Go on, we know you want to 😉

#eerjournal Environmental Education Research

Good news Friday – the numbers are in, and now out!

We are delighted to report an increase on 2015’s Impact Factor for Environmental Education Research, a healthy rise from 1.374 to 1.709.
While the ranking is the same as last year (51/230), a glance over recent years will show the journal continues to hover around the top 50 mark in the JCR rankings for Education & Educational Research. That the IF has had to increase substantially to maintain a solid result in Q1 is fine testament to two things:
– the interest, support and citations of work in Environmental Education Research offered by the research community in Education & Educational Research, as well as our other subject category, Environmental Studies
– no loss of momentum in that, even though we are now publishing 2 more issues per year than for 2015.
On behalf of the editorial board and publishing team, I’d like to express our appreciation to the authors, referees, reviewers, copy editors and readers of the work in the journal that leads to such scores. We wouldn’t be there without you!
So perhaps we can all have a weekend off to celebrate! 😉

Collective Impact on the Ground

Start the week by considering the collective impact of environmental education initiatives

In this new article published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the journal’s Associate Editor, Nicole Ardoin and colleagues explore “what might be possible if organisations worked together to increase the impact of environmental education”.

The article sketches the roles and challenges of ensuring a commitment to equity, a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and a backbone support organization.

— You might also be wondering what this raises for environmental education research too (and not just in California). For starters, how to foster (or impede?) collaborative processes, and what kinds of collective impact are desired and desirable for whom, where and when – and of course, why …?

An in-depth look at an environmental education collaborative during the early stages of its collective impact process.

In early 2013, funders, environmental educators, and researchers crowded elbow-to-elbow around a 20-year-old redwood forest shelf fungus. On the 23rd-floor conference room of a San Francisco skyscraper, a skilled educator engaged the group in conversation around this object. Hushed tones filled the room, punctuated by the easy laughter and engaged questions one would expect from a collegial group.

Yet, the group hadn’t always looked this way. Just a year and a half earlier, members of the group sat stiffly in office chairs as they wrestled with an exciting, yet daunting, question: What might be possible if their organizations worked together to increase the impact of environmental education across the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions?”

Read on at the link: Collective Impact on the Ground | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Help support Thesis Thursdays

Please visit: to access the new streamlined template.

If you’ve just finished your doctorate researching #enviroed, or know someone who has, or want others in this research community to know about that, this feature of the journal may be the tool for you …

  • Please note, this is not a dissertation abstract recirculation, as with online commercial or institutional thesis databases – fresh writing, reframing and rejigging are expected as per the guidelines and editing expectations. *

Tips on Thursdays – how you maximize the reach of research

Free #eprints, video abstracts, research collections & press releases …? for tips and ideas on working with the following, follow the link:

  1. Press and media engagement

  2. Social media and metrics

  3. Promoting articles: a curated approach

  4. Increased discoverability

  5. Helping you share your work more widely

Tips on Thursdays – Enhancing your article with supplemental material

5 key points from the publishers … read on at the link …

  1. It makes your article more discoverable, giving people another route to find your research.

  2. Other researchers can cite your supplemental material, increasing the impact of your work.

  3. Funders are able to identify clear links to data, ensuring you meet your funding requirements.

  4. Your supplemental data is effectively preserved.

  5. Research shows that articles with supplemental material are downloaded and cited more often.