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  • 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.
  • Figshare Figures You Should Share Your Figures

    Figshare Figures You Should Share Your Figures

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    Research data is becoming more important and presentations, posters, and videos, for example, are all considered proper research products. But how do you share your non-traditional research output in a way that makes it discoverable and citeable?
  • 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.
  • Let your research tell its story with Impactstory

    Let your research tell its story with Impactstory

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    Impactstory is an altmetrics service aimed at authors and researchers, who want to monitor the altmetric scores for their own articles, datasets and other research products themselves.
  • 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?
  • Best Practices for LinkedIn Academics

    Best Practices for LinkedIn Academics

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    Best practices posts for LinkedIn are easily found, because it's such a ubiquitous network for people looking for a job. Yet only a fraction of those focus on what academics should include on their LinkedIn profile.
  • 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.