Posted by: bluesyemre | October 26, 2012

Top 10 tips on how to make your open access research visible online by Brian Kelly

  • So you’ve deposited your research paper in your institution’s online repository, now what?  Just because it’s online, doesn’t automatically mean it’ll get lots of interest, you can harness the power of the social web to promote your papers and engage with your peers. Here are a number of tips which I feel can help researchers make use of social media and related online activities to maximise the visibility of their research papers.

1. Be pro-active

2. Monitor what works

3. Make it easy for readers

4. Don’t forget the links

5. Encourage feedback and discussion

6. Develop your network

7. Understand your social media network

8. Know your limits in the social media environment

9. Seek improvements

10. And finally my top piece of advice… participate!

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