Using Social Media to Increase your Research Impact

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Using Social Media to Increase your Research Impact

  1. 1. usingsocialmediamichelle daltonuniversity of limerickto increase your research impact
  2. 2. http://bit.ly/P4wcgo
  3. 3. social media= citations
  4. 4. bloggingreputation & presence
  5. 5. http://inside-the-brain.com/ Prof W. O’Connor, UL GEMS
  6. 6. twitterdissemination & engagement
  7. 7. (Source: Website-Monitoring.com.)
  8. 8. a conversation…
  9. 9. …not a broadcast mechanism
  10. 10. join communitiesLSE’s list of academic tweeters: http://bit.ly/nIrqDJ
  11. 11. follow conferences#phdchat#openaccess
  12. 12. Over 10,000 scholarly links areshared on Twitter every dayKeep up to date with emerging research,researchers & trends
  13. 13. Over 10,000 scholarly links areshared on Twitter every dayKeep up to date with emerging research,researchers & trends...and also engage industry, funders & thewider public
  14. 14. Eysenbach, G. (2011). Can tweets predict citations?Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4)Highly tweeted articles11 times more likely tobe highly cited than less-tweeted articles
  15. 15. altmetricstracking your research impact
  16. 16. impact > citations
  17. 17. whyyouneedtoknowaboutthem
  18. 18. track who is talkingabout & sharingyour research
  19. 19. downloads, shares, tweets, likes,views, bookmarks, comments,reviews, wikipedia articles, blog posts,news stories, saves, +1s, googlescholar citations, favourites, clicks,stars, mentions …
  20. 20. … of journal articles, book chapters,data-sets, videos, blog posts, slidedecks, software, conference papers,websites …
  21. 21. in practice
  22. 22. within twelve days ofpublicationarticle published 3 apr 2013screenshot 15 apr 2013
  23. 23. but zero citations
  24. 24. real-time indicators of impactcaptures ‘practitioner’ impact of thosewho may never publishevidence of public engagementa leading indicator for future citations?measuring impact
  25. 25. discover trending topics and papersidentify potential collaboratorstrack the impact and reach of yourarticle across different channelsresearch tools
  26. 26. the value of altmetricson your cvprovides impact of just-published workincludes all types of scholarly outputevidence of industry & public engagementfacilitates qualitative analysis of impact
  27. 27. the tools
  28. 28. works for anypaper with a doihttp://www.altmetric.com/bookmarklet.php
  29. 29. impactstory.orgnot just citations
  30. 30. impactstory.org
  31. 31. impactstory.orgpubmed central& scopus
  32. 32. “In the next five years, I believe that it willbecome routine to track — and to value —citations to an online lab notebook,contributions to a software library, bookmarksto data sets from content-sharing sites such asPinterest and Delicious. In other words, to valuea wider range of metrics that suggest a researchproduct has made a difference”heather piwowarNature 493, 159 (10 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493159a
  33. 33. # reputation# visibility# impact
  34. 34. bloggingbuilding reputationtwitterdissemination & engagementaltmetricstracking your impactfind thetools thatwork foryou
  35. 35. twitter: @mishdaltonblog: libfocus.comslideshare: mishdaltonmanaging editor: @oalisjwww.michelledalton.iemichelle.dalton@ul.ieabout methank you

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