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Category: Altmetrics

  • Altmetrics don’t equal social media

    Altmetrics don’t equal social media

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    One huge misconception about altmetrics seems to be that it is solely based on social media metrics. And while they are definitely a large part of what makes up an altmetric score, they are by no means the sole part or perhaps the most versatile.
  • Get Kudos For Your Work

    Get Kudos For Your Work

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    We all want recognition for our work. Find out how the Kudos service can help your science communication efforts and get your work seen and discussed by a larger audience.
  • Altmetrics as a discovery tool

    Altmetrics as a discovery tool

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    Last October I attended the 2:AM Altmetrics conference in Amsterdam. It was a fascinating day, where I met a number of interesting people and gained plenty of inspiration. This post is the first of a number that were inspired by it.
  • Gerard van Westen on Impactstory

    Gerard van Westen on Impactstory

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    Impactstory is the altmetrics provider most focused on researchers. Gerard van Westen agreed to share his thoughts and experiences with the service.
  • Plumb your altmetrics data with Plum and PLoS

    Plumb your altmetrics data with Plum and PLoS

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    Last week we looked at Impactstory, this week we finish off the overview of the main altmetrics providers on the market with a closer look at Plum Analytics and PLoS Article Level Metrics.
  • Cui Computo? Altmetrics and the companies that score them

    Cui Computo? Altmetrics and the companies that score them

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    In the past months, I've focussed on social media and scientific social networks, stressing how being active on there can help gain your work more exposure and increase its impact. But how do you then monitor this impact and what does it mean?
  • Link up with LinkedIn

    Link up with LinkedIn

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    LinkedIn is primarily known as a networking tool for business professional, yet it can also be a useful tool for academics to create a strong research social network.
  • Facebook and Altmetrics

    Facebook and Altmetrics

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    Facebook is almost ubiquitous, 1 in 7 people is reportedly on Facebook. While an easy way to connect to people, Facebook has numerous counts against it, its privacy issues being a major one. Despite this, Facebook can be a tool in your academic practice.
  • Get Organised: Managing Your References Online

    Get Organised: Managing Your References Online

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    What are reference managers? Why would they be useful? And how do they tie into altmetrics, if at all? This month's focus will be on Mendeley and Zotero, the two largest social reference managers.
  • What’s the point of academic social media?

    What’s the point of academic social media?

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    August's spotlight will be on academic social media networks and on Academia.edu and ResearchGate specifically. What exactly are academic social media and what is their use to you?
  • To Blog or Not to Blog?

    To Blog or Not to Blog?

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    July's theme is blogging. What is blogging, why would you blog, and how does it relate to altmetrics? Other posts will feature a look at science-blogging, best practices, tools and platforms, and an interview to finish out the month.
  • Twitter and best practices

    Twitter and best practices

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    This month's spotlight is on Twitter, one of the main metrics included in altmetrics. But Twitter is more than just a source for altmetrics, it can also be a valuable information source. What are the best practices for Twitter?