Scholarly Commentary refers to the commenting on research outputs in online tools that are used by academic scholars.
Scholarly Commentary tools are important for explaining and promoting your research in a range of styles and levels of detail, making it more accessible to a wider audience.
Peer reviewing tools enable you to comment on specific publications. Other tools listed on this page enable you to comment on specific publications and other research outputs, or to provide more general commentary.
The tools listed here are a selection of widely used tools. There are many other useful tools for providing scholarly commentary. Keep an eye out for those being used in your discipline or suit your research purposes and how you would like to engage with others.
tools allow you to create a library of links, information sources, images and more that you can share with public or private groups.Useful tools include tools such as or to keep a library of resources or use asa visual bookmarking tool.
Writing and contributing to blogs can help raise your profile by:
In addition to writing about your research, blogs also enable easy sharing of images, video, links and other media that help to describe your research.
Many blogs also allow guest authors to contribute content, especially organisational blogs. Use the links below to find other blogs to contribute to.
Video sharing sites provide opportunities for you to upload and share recordings of presentations and other videos about your research.
provide opportunities for you to upload and share presentations relating to your research.
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