Yes! But probably not for the reasons you think.

You’re proud of your scholarship and rightly so. You’ve spent the better part of a decade becoming an expert in your field, and your publications are testaments to all those hard years of work. In the academic world, your articles, chapters, reviews, and other scholarly work also serve as your best evidence in proving to your academic colleagues that you have the intellectual chops to do groundbreaking work. So, even though you’ve decided to explore jobs outside of academia, you’re thinking it would still make sense to list all of your publications on your resume, just to show potential employers how smart and accomplished you really are.

Wrong.

Unless you’re applying for jobs that relate directly to your research or field of study, most nonacademic employers will simply be interested in knowing that you published rather than knowing the details of what you published. For most, the mere fact that you published in academic journals will be sufficient evidence that you’re smarter than the average bear and that other above-average bears in your field respect you, too. Perhaps more importantly, publications will suggest to potential employers that you can write well–a hard-to-come-by-skill–regardless of the topic on which you actually wrote. The presence of publications on your resume will also tell potential employers that you’re ambitious, that you’re an innovator, and that you’re capable of completing difficult projects with a high degree of success.

For all these reasons, you should definitely include your publications on your nonacademic resumes, but keep the details to a minimum. In most cases, listing the titles of the journals in which you published, and possibly the topics on which you published, will suffice. Keep in mind that hiring managers and HR professionals tend to read resumes quickly, which means you don’t want them to get bogged down in nonessential details, such as the title of your articles and when the article was published. Focusing on journal titles and topics will also give you more space on your resume to focus on what really matters, i.e. communicating to readers how you’re qualified for the job.