Academic Social Network Sites: a rough guide for researchers
Academic Social Networking Sites: a
rough guide for researchers
17 March 2016
Seminar Room S3 Alison Richard Building
Dr Danny Kingsley – Head of Scholarly Communication
• “There is no point at all in undertaking
research, and authoring papers and books
about it at great pains and over many months
or years, but then not doing your level best to
communicate your corpus of work to
professional and wider audiences.”
• Are you an academic hermit?
This is one researcher’s list of things to
do when a paper comes out
Publishing a paper is just the beginning
of the process
don’t panic – there’s lots of help
Author disambiguation services ORCID and ResearcherID
Personal sites and social media Facebook, LinkedIn, own website, The
Conversation, blog, Institutional
Researcher Communities Academia / ResearchGate
Reference management tools with social
Search engines with author profiles Google Scholar, Scopus
University author profile pages VIVO (to come)
How to share?
• The role of ego in academic profile services: Comparing Google
Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, and ResearcherID
Tool to help you share your research
• Where do you fit?
Jeroen Bosman (@jeroenbosman) and Bianca Kramer (@MsPhelps),
So, tell us a bit about yourself…
Managing your online presence
So what’s it all about then?
What are we actually trying to
achieve with open access policies?
freely available to
Open access is ‘A Good Thing’
How do we achieve Open
The terms are confusing…
• Gold Open Access
– Open access at the time of publication. Gold Open Access can be
considered to be 'born Open Access'. Fully Open Access journals
sometimes (but not always) charge a fee for publication.
• Green Open Access
– Making a version of work available in an open access repository. These
can be institutional such as the Cambridge Repository or subject
based, such as arXiv, PubMed Central, RePEc or SSRN. Green Open
Access can be considered to be 'secondary Open Access'.
• Hybrid journals
– Hybrid journals are subscription journals that charge an extra fee to
make a specific article Open Access while the remainder of the journal
remains behind a paywall. This type of Gold Open Access is always
accompanied by a fee.
Do publishers allow green?
• Submitted Version
– Sometimes called a pre-print. The version of the work
the author submits to the publisher
• Author Accepted Manuscript
– The author's final, peer reviewed and corrected
manuscript, usually created in Word or LaTeX.
Sometimes called a post-print.
• Version of Record
– The publisher’s pdf containing the style and design of
A social networking site is NOT an
open access repository
• ResearchGate and Academia.edu are social
networking platforms whose primary aim is to
connect researchers with common interests.
• A Facebook or LinkedIn experience for the
• Both services are commercial companies.
Although Academia.edu has a “.edu” URL, it isn’t
run by a higher education institution. The domain
name was registered before the rules that would
now prohibit this use went into effect, and the
address was grandfathered in and later sold to
What is ORCID?
Open Researcher and Contributor ID
Unique number assigned to every
Note: Biography, Education and Work
History are provided by the user
Why would you want an ORCID ID?
• Disambiguate yourself from others with the same
name or name initials
• Required by publishers, repositories, and funders:
– Nature, Scopus, Wellcome Trust
– Starting Jan 2016: eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society
– Coming in 2016: Science, AGU, EMBO, Hindawi and IEEE
• Will save you time when submitting your
• All your research outputs in one place:
– wherever you work, whatever you do, even if you change
Connect your ORCID with Symplectic
1. Go to your profile: https://symplectic.admin.cam.ac.uk/
2. Click on the ORCID logo
An ORCID webpage will open
You can sign in or register for an ORCID
Register for a new
Sign in with your existing
• Contact us:
– Office of Scholarly Communication email@example.com
– Research Data Management firstname.lastname@example.org
– Open Access email@example.com
• Web information:
– About open access http://osc.cam.ac.uk/open-access
– Lots of links to blogs and discussion lists here:
– Unlocking Research has regular items on open access
Dr Danny Kingsley
Head of Scholarly Communication
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