Internationalising your research without going abroad


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Internationalising your research without going abroad: Opening your research to the world
Dutch Graduate School of Philosophy (OZSW),:
PhD seminar May 24, 2013 at the Erasmus University

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Internationalising your research without going abroad

  1. 1. Who is reading your research?
  2. 2. Planning• To internationalise your research think howyou want to expand and increase the impactand scope of your publications.• Who?• When?• How?• Plan towards organising your research to beaccessible and shareable by others.
  3. 3. Opening up your research• When publishing in traditionaljournals think on sharing the pre-print (you own it).• Think about publishing in open accessjournals (see• Think about sharing your slides whenpresenting at conferences.• Think about opening and sharing yourteaching materials via Repositories ofOpen Educational resources (ROERWorld Map)What is Open Access? via @phdcomics
  4. 4. Keeping your research safe• To avoid your content to circulate without your knowledge /permission you need to make sure that you:• have a researcher’s profile which identifies you as anauthor• have an academic portal where you upload yourarticles, materials and presentations• clarify the copyright / creative common license of yourwork• are consistent on the way your name is displayed
  5. 5. Sharing your research: Basics• Create professional profiles forwork related networks only• Keep your personal andprofessional lives separate(babies are cute but…)• Keep a record of the content youwant to share• Facilitate access to your research• Allow others to share itMe, Myself & Social Media: SomeReflections by Nadine Muller@Nadine_Muller
  6. 6. Creating your academic digitalidentity: Basic steps• Create your page• Create your profile in twitter• Create your research profile inOrcid• Create your profile in Googlescholar• Update your universitywebsite
  7. 7. Why is useful?• Allows you to upload your:• Papers• Columns• Book chapters• Teaching materials• Posters• Videos of your presentations /lectures• Allows you to access theanalytics of your resources
  8. 8. Why is twitter is useful• For sharing your research with alarge and international audience.• To participate remotely atconferences by following #s• To access and create live eventsbroadcasting them ontweetcams.• To meet other researchers withsimilar interests• To increase the citation impact ofyour papers as more people canread them.The role of twitter in the life cycle of a scientificpublication: Emily S Darling, DavidShiffman, Isabelle M. Côté, Joshua A Drew
  9. 9. Using Twitter: Basic rules• Think about live-tweeting at academic conferences:see the 10 rules by @ernestopriego• Be polite and thank your peers.• Learn from others’ research• Share others’ articles.• Engage in conversations.• Create communities of practice• Share pictures and videos or your other interests (youare a human too).
  10. 10. Using twitter: What to avoid• Don’t feed the trolls (aka academic archenemies)• Don’t RT all the tweets mentioning you.• Don’t let other know what you are eating (except forinsects or very exotic foods)• Don’t use twitter as a chat room• Don’t re-write posts as if they were yours, always add viaor by @....• Don’t do / say anything you wouldn’t do / say in person
  11. 11. Why is Orcid useful?• ORCID provides you withdigital identifier thatdistinguishes you fromevery other researcherensuring that your workis recognised
  12. 12. Why is Google Scholar useful?• Google scholar indexesyour academic workand allows you to traceyour citations and tolook for the impactfactor of the journals.
  13. 13. Other interesting platforms foracademics• SlideShare: You can createyour profile and upload yourPowerPoints and share themin your portal asteaching materials.• Figshare: a repository whereusers can make all of theirresearch outputs available.• PeerJ: Open Access publisherof scholarly articles
  14. 14. Credits• Thesis committee:@PhDComics image by JorgeCham.• Open Access video:@PhDComics by Jorge Cham.• My, Myself & Social Media:Nadine Muller@Nadine_Muller• ROER world map @jatenas &Leo Havemann@LeoHavemann• Twitter infographic: Katie Pratt@Katie_PhD• Live-tweeting at academicconferences: Ernesto Priego@ernestopriego•• The role of twitter in the lifecycle of a scientificpublication: Emily SDarling, DavidShiffman, Isabelle M.Côté, Joshua A Drew