1. Startup


  • Discuss with partner(s) as early as possible:
    • Preconditions of publishing report as network publication.
    • Planning and deadlines for discussing output internally.
    • Which authors/organisations are mentioned in the publication? Who inputs; supplies and decides on final text and layout (incl. logos)?
  • Inform communication about the new publication and the support needed.

2. Output


  • Give regular updates to communication officer.
  • Disseminate Research Manual for tips and tricks to partner.
  • Agree on text with partner(s).
  • Find second reader and MT member for control phase.

3. Control and check

Check if network protocol has been followed (each network has their own protocol on publishing)

Start using the Publication Checklist
Follow these steps:

  1. Second reader within SOMO checks content, including for risks.
    Adjustment necessary -> Network member process feedback. Go to next step.
  2. Management Team member checks content and risks.
    Adjustment necessary? Process feedback. Ready? Go to next step.
  3. Network member sends publication for a company review if applicable and processes feedback from companies
  4. Researcher/projectleader: Check if partner sends report to editor for language check and that the edits are processed or arrange language edit.

4. Design


Check design.


Check final, designed version of report/paper.

5. Decision to publish


Check if all participants did the necessary checks and signed the Publication Checklist. If yes, it’s ok to go to phase ‘External dissemination’.

6. External dissemination

Communication and researcher:

Give follow up on the communication and dissemination plan.

7. Monitor and evaluate


Check statistics and media attention. Evaluate shortly and adjust plans where necessary.

8. Outcomes

Communication and researcher:

If the report/paper contributes to a concrete result: publish and disseminate the result.