This post constitutes another attempt to find the perfect way to make the most out of my research outputs. It started almost a year ago when I posted Congratulations. Your paper has just been published! Now, tell the word about that. Some details have changed since that post. I am now using Visual CV as my anchor-online CV, with which I am much happier. An additional change, that provides a great boost in my organisation efforts, is that I am using Mindmeister to plan, plot, draft, and make sure I don’t miss a beat in the endless effort of increasing my h-index score.
Mindmeister is so awesome I almost have no words to describe it. We can plan anything easily and neatly and, afterwards, when we are happy with it we can export the output in many formats. The hidden beauty of it (but the one that doesn’t come for free) is that when exporting to WORD or PDF we not only get the diagram, but also the full layout converted into sections and bullet points. My PhD students and I have been using MindMeister to do their research planning. When we are done with it they basically have their methods chapter written.
The example I am giving here today – because I am so attached to the idea of finding a perfect way to disseminate my research – is, unsurprisingly, my Mindmeister Plan that shows, in detail, all the steps I follow to record, store, and disseminate anything I do research wise. See below the diagram and note that the notes connect with the hyperlinks. The added bonus is the file that it generates. See it here (Research_output WORD file).