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Take Note and Promote: Interview with Dr. Kimichika Fukushima

Dr. Kimichika FUKUSHIMA Dr. Kimichika Fukushima is currently the Chief Specialist at Toshiba Nuclear Engineering Service Corporation in Advanced Reactor System Engineering      Department. He achieved his doctorate degree from Osaka University in the Molecular orbital study of helium atoms in fusion reactor materials. He then went on to be a Senior Researcher in the Theoretical study on the electronic state of antiferromagnetism as well as energy materials and systems.

Dr. Fukushima has written countless papers over the last 30 years for several publications including his paper “CaCuO2 antiferromagnetism using shallow well added solely to atomic potential for generating O2- basis set of periodic molecular orbitals with consideration of coulomb potential in solid in an LDA” recently published in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. He was also honored with the Science Award from the Society for DV(Discrete Variational)-Xa.

The following is the next interview in our Take Note and Promote series.  Dr. Fukushima talks about self-promotion, how to get published, and some helpful resources.

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WriteForWiley: What’s important for the self-promotion of your papers?
Dr. Fukushima: Through scientific studies, we can gain the deeper knowledge about nature and the technological potentiality. The expansion of recognition is straightforward in some cases, but is indirect in other cases with difficult problems. Previous studies help our study via communities, although the interest is not common to researchers. Information related to a specific theme in papers of journals and reports of meetings/conferences are useful. The information is, however, not easily obtained, because of the tremendous number of papers and reports from researches. Journals for scientific letters or rapid communications as well as abstract magazines have so far been useful, and recently, the search using web service is increasing its role. The problem is how to get the information simply and effectively. One of the important items for the self-promotion is the full consideration on the recognition of nature and the basic role in technology before and during the study. The revealing universal concept results in making strong influence on the self-promotion.

How can you find published articles?
The only certain way to find a published article is the DOI in the form like http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qua.23146
which directly sends the researcher to the addressed website of the article.

The DOI written in the above form can be found if the author cites the DOI in an abstract of a conference/meeting and his own paper in his communities. Another way is the use of key words in the paper, which are commonly used primary terms in searching for articles. Anyway, what’s important is that the article is worthy to be read.

Did the above items influence on the promotion of your paper?
The Google Search using my full name finds the article published from Wiley with materials in the related international symposium. I have cited this article in abstracts of international conferences and meetings, as well as in subsequent papers. I have further studied concentrating on a basic concept expressed with the primary word appeared in the previous journal and cited the published papers using the primary word as a key word. These procedures are for the deeper study and the announcement of the study.

What do you hope for from publishers?
Short-time peer-reviews of manuscripts with sufficient number of positive referees and rapid publications; publications of mathematical books in front mathematical fields using physical and chemical words which are not for mathematicians; publications of annual reviews and symposium abstracts/proceedings of each scientific field emphasizing questions, answers and comments; publication of selected papers in biology with a note which explains long and complex terms in chemistry and biology.

What were useful books in your studies?
A book of selected problems in the mathematical contest in Hungary for high school students, which blushed up the mathematical sense; a mathematical textbook by Masayoshi Nagata, which gave a mathematical view from an abstract mathematical formalism like the Dirac’s book; a physical history written by Tomonaga, which teaches zigzag processes for advancing science; a book on quantum field theory by Tomonaga, which reviewed an essence of physics.

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Take Note and Promote: Interview with Dr. Raja Rizwan Hussain

Next up in our ‘Take Note and Promote’ interview series, we speak to Dr. Raja Rizwan Hussain who is an author of numerous papers in Civil Engineering.  As well as being an author, he is also a member of several international journal editorial boards including The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings. 

Dr. Raja Rizwan Hussain’s impressive and well accomplished CV spans over 13 years in Civil Engineering and recent highlights include receiving the Gold Medal at the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, Switzerland which is one of the largest invention shows in the world.

Let’s see what he has to say about his experiences of self-promotion throughout his career:

Write for Wiley: Why did you decide to start promoting yourself?

So that the people get to know about me and my achievements

When did you decide to start promoting yourself?

5 years ago

What is your major goal of self-promotion?

Sharing Knowledge among us

How many hours on average a week do you spend with marketing yourself? 

One hour / day

What do you enjoy most about promoting yourself? What do you enjoy the least?

I enjoy the networking and contacts that I make the most

Tell us about one successful experience you’ve had with self-promotion. 

Type my name in the Google and you will get to know about my success, its simply commendable and has been a great success.

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced?  Describe a situation that has been unsuccessful.

The biggest challenge for me was to prove that I am capable of doing much more than what usually people of my age group can do. I have been successful in doing so.

In your opinion, what are the best resources for an author (programs, contacts, social networks etc)?

The best resource for an author is his publications

What is one major thing you’ve learned through the self-promotion process? 

It is very important to show others what you have achieved in addition to actually achieving it in this first place

What advice do you have for someone who would like to market themselves but is short on time?

Make yourself visible and reachable online with an impression

If you would to participate in this series, just drop us an email at  authorblog@wiley.com

Take Note and Promote: Interview with Hedley Rees

Here at Write for Wiley, we are launching a series of interviews with authors called Take Note and Promote.  Each of our interviewees will offer insight into their own experiences, as well as advice for anyone who would like to take charge of their own promotions.

First up, we spoke to Hedley Rees, author of “Supply Chain Management in the Drug Industry.” Based out of the United Kingdom, he has been in the industry for 35 years and is an expert in pharmaceutical & life sciences operations and supply chain management.  He had some very interesting things to say about self-promotion, including the importance of LinkedIn and, above all, having a passion for the subject matter.

If you would to participate in this series, just drop us an email at  authorblog@wiley.com

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Write for Wiley: Why did you decide to start promoting yourself?

Hedley Rees: Because I was getting 5 star reviews from people who knew me, but the sales were extremely low. Some experienced authors I knew explained that you can’t rely on the publisher; you must promote yourself, so I set about doing that.

When did you decide to start promoting yourself?

About 2 months after the book launched (Feb 2011) during April 2011.

What is your major goal of self-promotion?

Make my name synonymous with the subject area – become a recognized world leading expert and thought leader in pharmaceutical operations and supply chain management.

How many hours on average a week do you spend with marketing yourself?

At the start I was spending 3 or 4 hours a day networking and connecting with like-minded people on LinkedIn; also, writing numerous articles for journals and industry publications, doing podcasts/webinars and preparing for conference presentations. It is something less now, but it was at that level for at least 18 months.

What do you enjoy most about promoting yourself?

Writing and speaking on a subject I am passionate about and sharing experiences/insights with those who had a interest in what I was saying. Also, receiving great  reviews from people I knew and respected – that was very satisfying.

What do you enjoy the least?

It was difficult to find the right balance between putting yourself out there, whilst not switching people off with flagrant self promotion. Also, as a new author, all the opportunities for self promotion are unpaid, so trying to hold the faith that it would lead to greater things was a constant challenge – and my wife and family did not always understand.

Tell us about one successful experience you’ve had with self-promotion.

I had an email out of the blue from a VP of Development at a well known compliance software company, based in Ireland, saying he had seen my status update on LinkedIn and had bought my book and was using it as a reference for a new product they were developing. They invited me to provide consultancy for them and also paid for me to be keynote speaker at their annual conference in Florida.

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced?

The biggest challenge by far has been the costs of self-promotion (time and travel etc) with very little income because you have no time to do a ‘proper job’. In hindsight, I would have tried to negotiate an advance, but the downside of that is it has to be re-paid from ‘unknown’ royalties. Another big challenge is overcoming the perception that because you are the author, you must be biased in some way, so you have to find subtle ways of getting others to do your promotion for you.

Describe a situation that has been unsuccessful.

I had a strategy on LinkedIn of connecting with people who had shared contacts and interests, mentioning that I had written the book. That worked fine and I accumulated 2,500 very relevant contacts. I then tried sending email shots to them, attaching the reviews – but people never seemed to take the time to read them and I never had any feedback.

In your opinion, what are the best resources for an author (programs, contacts, social networks etc)?

LinkedIn is excellent – you can use status updates to keep people informed, but you have to build a large network of like-minded connections.  That was very time consuming because I had to get introductions etc.  I also started 2 LinkedIn discussion groups –Friends Of Modernization In the Drug Industry (FOMDI) and Friends of Improvement in Pharma Supply-chains (FIPS). These are closed groups and only those with relevant background are admitted. We debate various issues and share interesting information. That gets my name out without having to mention the book. Outside of that, I have been able to leverage my professional network giving podcasts, webinars, etc for a multitude of social media publishers.

What is one major thing you’ve learned through the self-promotion process?

To forget I have written a book and become absorbed in the subject matter – when people know what you stand for and what you can do, they discover you have written a book, almost by accident. Get out there; speak at as many conferences that will have you, paid or unpaid, write articles on what you believe in and above all, to say what I think is the truth, whether they buy my book or not.

What advice do you have for someone who would like to market themselves but is short on time?

If you don’t have time, you need money to pay a professional to do it all on your behalf, but even that requires a certain amount of time. If you are an academic of course, that also makes it easier, as you will have an income irrespective of book sales.

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