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Archive: November 2018

Since December 2013 we’ve tracked, collated, blogged and podcasted about the most talked about papers that have been published each year, giving a rundown of which topics caught the public’s imagination. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the insights and trends we’ve seen in Top 100 lists from 2013 to 2017, ahead of the release of the 2018 Top 100 next month. Health research takes the top spot Since the very first annual Top 100 list was created, health-related research papers have been the most talked about overall. Some of the most … Read More
In this second part of the two-part guest post by Steve Dudley, Chief Operations Officer of the British Ornithologists Union (BOU), he discusses how individuals and society publishers can use online channels to enhance their research communications. Read part 1 ‘Social media mentions deliver citations of research articles’ here. Part 2: Using social media to promote your research articles Adapted from an article first published in ISMTE’s EON(March 2018, Issue 11)   The BOU – 160 years old, digital, dynamic and social The BOU is 160 years old. Like many, particularly older, societies, adapting to the fast-changing … Read More
In this first of a two-part guest blog post, Steve Dudley, Chief Operations Officer of the British Ornithologists Union (BOU) summarises the results from his recently published article in ISMTE looking at the positive effects of promoting research on Twitter. The second part of this blog post will be published tomorrow (November 15th).   Part 1: social media mentions deliver citations of research articles Adapted from an article first published in ISMTE’s EON(March 2018, Issue 11) When you publish your research you look for impact. Impact comes in different forms, but most publishing academics strive … Read More
Welcome to the October High Five! On a monthly basis, the High Five post highlights the articles that have received the most attention from a particular attention source type – whether it’s blogs, policy documents, Twitter, Wikipedia, or something else! As Google+ will be shut down by Google soon, we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight some of the research published in October that was mentioned by Google+ users. #1 Incredible findings from the Cassini mission Image credit: 12019 under CC0 Number one this month is “Saturn’s magnetic field revealed by the Cassini Grand … Read More