Altmetric Blog

Category: Tips & Tricks

In my last post, I shared some of the basics for becoming a science outreach superhero: identifying goals and devising an outreach strategy, creating good headshots and bios to introduce you to others, and a handful of approaches to writing for the web that can establish you as an expert in your field and help you find and build community. But if not executed intelligently, the above outreach tactics can become a huge time sink. A supposedly “quick and dirty” approach to outreach can, without the proper tools and hacks, mean more work in the long run. In today’s … Read More
I was recently asked by the great folks at Open Access Academy to speak on the topic of “Building your online reputation”. A recording of the talk is above, and–in the spirit of what I shared that day–I’m also repurposing the content of that talk here, in blog post format. Enjoy! In this post, we’re going to run through some must-know tactics for building your reputation online. We’ll cover issues like self-promotion, fostering community engagement, and dealing with critiques and critics. In a follow-up post (which we’ll publish next week), we’ll also talk about measuring and understanding your … Read More
Altmetric now supports a new scholarly identifier: Uniform Resource Name (URN). A URN is a type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and is used as a unique identifier for online content and resources. URNs are used widely across European institutional repositories including the DiVA Portal, which hosts research outputs produced by 40 universities and research institutions based in Sweden and Norway. By supporting new identifiers such as URNs, Altmetric can track more research outputs across a broader range of disciplines, countries and … Read More
In the last few years, I’ve organized dozens of researcher-oriented workshops on altmetrics. Beyond that, I’ve talked to hundreds of researchers and librarians who have organized their own successful altmetrics outreach events. The common theme from everyone’s experience? Running a workshop is hard. Getting people to come to a workshop is harder. But both are totally doable. In this post, I’m going to share some tricks and resources that can help you plan your own perfect workshop on altmetrics. By following these tips, you’ll get more attendees, save yourself time, and earn increased recognition as an altmetrics expert on your … Read More