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Social media networks can be valuable spaces for researchers to promote and share their research, as well as learn about and connect with other researchers in their field. As more and more scholarly work is published online, it is becoming more important for researchers to promote their publications in the digital space.
Social media networks may be used for personal or professional means. Not all channels available will suit everyone and it is not necessarily essential for you to be active on all social media channels.
The following video about social media sites considers Academia.edu alongside similar networks such as ResearchGate, Mendeley and others.
ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and Social Networking Sites, John Bond, you tube video, July 2017.
ResearchGate is a social network for researchers to endorse other researchers and share/upload research publications not restricted by copyright. You can follow other researchers, comment or review their research and track your own work through citations, views and downloads. Full-text publications you upload to your ResearchGate profile are indexed by Google Scholar.
ResearchGate is a commercial platform so you should consider the risks and issues involved, such as security, confidentiality and copyright before you create a ResearchGate profile or upload your research as publishers are increasingly vigilant about infringement of their copyright on commercial platforms. For more information, please visit: How Can I Share It.
Why use ResearchGate?
Academia.edu is a social networking platform for researchers to share research publications and monitor analytics such as the number of views of uploads or profile. Academia.edu is a commercial platform so you should consider security, confidentiality and copyright before you register or upload your research. Publishers are increasingly vigilant about infringement of their copyright on commercial platforms. For more information, please visit: How Can I Share It.
Twitter is one of the most widely used social media platforms worldwide. It allows users to send a short message of not more than 280 characters (known as a tweet) to other users. These messages can include links to articles, web pages, blogs, videos, photos, and other media. As a twitter user you elect to follow the conversations, hash tags and people that most interest you and this forms your twitter feed. Once you have started following people, you will find that they often start following you.
For an example, visit our Monash Health Library twitter feed and ensure you follow us while you are there for regular library updates.
To find relevant topics and tweeters:
The following video provides more information about twitter and what it offers researchers.
Twitter: A powerful tool to Improve Research Visibility and Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, you tube video, January 2017.
Some key tips for Linkedin are:
The Mendeley YouTube channel contains numerous procedural videos and webinars for Mendeley users. The following video provides an overview of Mendeley's basic features.
Mendeley, 2020, The new Mendeley Reference Manager, YouTube, 29 September
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