The importance of being emailable


August 23, 2021

Email is the primary method of long-distance communication in academia. Universities provide email addresses, so any student and faculty is guaranteed to have access to email.

As an academic, it is important to be emailable.

Being emailable means people can discover what your email address is. There are multiple ways to do this:
  • Published papers often have the authors’ email addresses available.
  • Putting your email address in faculty/student listings at your institution.
  • If you have an academic website, make sure that it has your email address and it can be easily found.
In Owlstown, you can enter your email address as part of your contact info. Your contact info is displayed so that it is easy to find (in the sidebar, header, or footer, depending on your site's theme).


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