2. Email people about your findings
Make a list of people that you want to be sure see your paper – academics, policy makers, journalists, thought leaders, whoever you want to make sure sees these results. I have a template that I use to prompt me when thinking of who to share my paper with. Then I send them the paper with a short explanation of why I think it might be of interest to them. I usually include the title and abstract in the body of the email, and I both attach the paper and link to it. If I’ve written short versions of the paper (e.g., blog posts), I include links to those as well. If there are a few specific people that I’d really like to see my paper, I send it to them via email.