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My presentation for Science Online 2012 "Writing of Robots: getting your research noticed in the age of algorithms".

My presentation for Science Online 2012 "Writing of Robots: getting your research noticed in the age of algorithms".

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  • 1. Writing for Robots Getting your research noticed in the age of algorithmsWilliam GunnHead of Academic Outreachwilliam.gunn@mendeley.com@mrgunn
  • 2. How do people find research?10 of the 18+ methods don’t involve the publisherat all, including 3/4 of the top methods!
  • 3. Highly Tweeted articles are 11x more likely to be highly cited.(Eysenbach 2011) http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e123/ The higher the impact factor, the more likely the research is to be retracted, partly due to intense competition. http://bjoern.brembs.net/news766.html.11 Impact Factor is negotiated by the journals and does not reflect actual citations! http://jcb.rupress.org/content/179/6/1091.fu ll http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/ 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030291 What matters is who is reading your work!
  • 4. Make your work available for discovery Publishing: •provides RSS feeds •gives download stats •provides machine readable PDFs •Allows easy bookmarking on Mendeley or tweeting •Allows self-archiving Writing: •Include DOIs where possible •Cite datasets •Include database identifiers •Link to raw data & make it available (possibly via sharing services)
  • 5. Public Service AnnouncementThe government is making decisions on what you’re allowed to dowith your publications, mostly without taking input from you. Theyhave taken input, as well as millions of dollars in lobbyingcontributions, from publishers such as Elsevier (anagram: evil seer)There is a bill, supported by the Association of American Publishersthat will destroy Pubmed Central and prohibit federal agencies fromrequiring that work published with their funds(taxpayer derived) frombeing placed in public access repositories.What you can do:Read about it:http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=807http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-aap-members-stay-neutral-in-row.html•Call your representative and let them know they’ll be heldresponsible.•Sign the petition: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr3699/report•Tell journals you won’t peer review for them if they support RWA•https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p2X0nqY250kYVfVbmXT3OuGdhKFif1JtdrOh3hQKy-g
  • 6. www.mendeley.comWilliam GunnHead of Academic Outreachwilliam.gunn@mendeley.com@mrgunn