Open Science & Altmetrics Monthly Roundup (November 2014)

In this month’s roundup: OpenCon 2014, “the crappy Gabor paper” snafu, sexier scientific graphics and 7 other ways November was a big month for Open Science and altmetrics. Read on! “Generation Open” organizes itself at OpenCon 2014 An international group of students and early career researchers met at the first annual OpenCon meeting in Washington …

Impact Challenge Day 29: Discover when your work is discussed & shared online

You’re engaging other scholars online; they’re discussing your open access work with you and other scientists; and you’ve minted identifiers that’ll let you track your work’s reach on the Web. Now comes the fun part: measuring your research’s many impacts. In today’s challenge, we’ll explore how the services you’ve signed up for–Academia.edu, Slideshare, Figshare, and …

Impact Challenge Day 27: Track your scholarly social media and website impacts with Twitter, Sumall, and Google Analytics

Throughout this Impact Challenge, we’ve explored many ways for you to get your work to other researchers, the public, and other audiences via the Internet, by making connections at conferences, and other means. To close out the Challenge, we’ll share four techniques for measuring the success of your ongoing efforts, starting with basic social media …

Impact Challenge Day 26: Expand your co-authorship base

In today’s challenge, we’ll share another way to increase your impacts beyond the Internet: co-authoring with a diverse group of colleagues. Co-authoring is becoming increasingly common in many fields, for good reason: co-authoring “makes research more fun, productive, and efficient,” helps researchers “develop new ideas, extend our methodological toolkit, and share the workload,” allows senior …

Impact Challenge Day 25: Mentor other scientists

Even if you’re at the beginning of your research career, you can be a mentor. Mentoring is a wonderful way to pay-it-forward, passing on knowledge and skills to younger generations of scientists. Mentors can help other researchers navigate tricky grant application processes, handle complex political situations in the lab, and connect with diverse colleagues and …