Dissemination & Commercialization

As you complete your research project, it is time to think about ways to share your findings and, if applicable, commercialize your invention.

Dissemination

Crafting a Great Article Title

Applicable to:
Faculty
Graduate Students

Your findings may be groundbreaking, but they may be overlooked if your title does not grab people's attention. A good title is essential for your article to be discovered and cited.

See these articles for an overview and review of the research on writing effective article titles:

Journal Submission Guidance

Available to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

The Center for Nursing Research can provide guidance to faculty and students on the journal submission process.

Contact: Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., RN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, at 330-672-8824 or manthony@kent.edu

Finding the Right Journal for Your Manuscript

Applicable to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

If you need some assistance in determining which journal is a good fit for your manuscript, we recommend:

Avoiding Predatory Journals

Applicable to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
 
  • Kscien Organization - Provides a list of predatory, potentially predatory, and highjacked journals and predatory conferences.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) "is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals." If you are questioning the legitimacy of an open access journal, see if it is included on this directory. If it is not included, examine its legitimacy using the tactics in the video above.
  • Impact Factors and RTP: Journal Impact Factors - Kent State Library Guide to journal impact factors. Includes a link to InCites Journal Citation Reports, a tool which will allow you to search for a journal's impact factor.

Templates For Poster Presentations

Available to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

These templates can be used to develop poster presentations. There are eight (8) templates in total, including a 3-column and 4-column template for each combination of style/format below:

  • Template styles – Light and Bold. The Light templates have a white background and little splashes of color. The Bold templates have more color, a moderately darker background, and white text.
  • Template formats – Modern and Traditional. The Modern format aligns the poster title to the left of the presentation and the logo to the right. The Traditional format aligns the poster title in the center and the logo to the left.

Example of the light poster template style

Example of the bold poster template style

Where to Print Posters

Applicable to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

A variety of sizes (check the requirements for the specific event), finishes (glossy, matte), and weights of paper can be selected. 

Fabric is a more expensive, but convenient option. Some conferences (e.g., Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science - CANS) only project digital versions of posters.

The Center for Nursing Research has extra tubes that can be loaned to faculty and students for travel. Contact Michelle Varso, CNR Grants Coordinator, at 330-672-8767 or mvarso@kent.edu.

On-campus

  • College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) Instructional Resource Center (IRC)
    • Color poster printing (36" wide) is also in the IRC and must be done via either PowerPoint or PDF payable via cash or check. To format a document for the poster printer, please follow these instructions. Then bring this file to the IRC for poster printing. Poster printing may take up to 24 hours to be printed and is charged at $6.00 per foot, plus tax.
    • Inter-departmental Charges (IDC): IDC printing is only supported by the EHHS Tech Office located in room 209 White Hall.  In order to print using an IDC index, the tech office requires an online request to be submitted.
  • Kent State Fashion School's TechStyleLAB
    Poster and fabric printing.
    Room 302 Rockwell Hall, 515 Hilltop Dr., Kent, OH 44242, 330-672-1635
    See current pricing »

Outside vendors

All print jobs at all Kent State locations in Ohio should go to one of our contracted printers. ​​Kent State has a contracted obligation to use the vendors approved through our RFP selection process.

View current list of contracted printers

PowerPoint Templates for Podium Presentations

Available to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

The University Marketing and Communications department offers three Kent State-themed PowerPoint templates for podium presentations.

Type Preview Download
16x9 (On with Purpose) 16x9 On With Purpose template Download On with Purpose template (PPTX)
16x9 (On with Purpose all blue slides) Kent 16x9 Blue On With Purpose Template Download All Blue template (PPTX)
16x9 (K Emblem) K Emblem Template Download K Emblem template (PPTX)

Student Presentation Opportunities

Applicable to:
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

The university holds research events throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research, including:

Center for Nursing Research Newsletter

Applicable to:
Faculty

The Center for Nursing Research publishes a quarterly newsletter chronicling our faculty and student achievements. 

We encourage faculty to share information about their latest publications, presentations, grant awards, and other scholarly recognitions. The newsletter also has a section dedicated to nursing student achievements, so please share news of your students’ successes as well. If you have pictures accompanying your news items, these are always appreciated.
 
Please send any news items you would like have placed in the research newsletter to Denise Karshner, CNR Grants Administrator, at dkarshne@kent.edu.

View the Center for Nursing Research Newsletter archive »

Media & Press Relations

Available to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

The College of Nursing's Communications Office is eager to promote research stories through multiple channels, including press releases, magazine articles, websites and social media.

They also serve as a liaison between nursing faculty/staff/students and the university marketing and communications (UCM) department (who primarily handles media relations). All contacts with external media, including newspaper, radio, and television interviews, should be coordinated through the communications office, unless they are being coordinated directly from UCM.

Contact Kathleen Norman, Marketing Communications & Public Relations Director at knorma11@kent.edu or 330-672-0441.


Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization

Available to:
Faculty

The Office of Technology Commercialization assists in protecting, marketing and licensing university inventions with commercialization potential. They work closely with the inventor at each step of the process to support activities related to commercialization, either through licensing the technology to an existing company or by creating a start-up company. Though not every invention may be ready for commercialization, the office assists researchers in obtaining external funding to validate the technology in order to determine its commercial viability.

LaunchNET Kent State

Available to:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

LaunchNET Kent State is a co-curricular, cross-campus program that serves students, alumni, staff and faculty interested in entrepreneurship and innovation through advising, events, and connections to the greater Northeast Ohio community. Located on the second floor of University Library, the LaunchNET office is staffed with experienced entrepreneurs who guide clients from idea to implementation, provide a sounding board for questions and concerns, and work with offices across campus to engage students in entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation.

 

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