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Making papers accessible to a general audience

The theme of Open Access Week 2017 was “Open in order to …”, exploring the potential benefits of publishing research in an open access format. During the week we heard the stories of Taylor & Francis authors who have found success in achieving their publishing goals through open access; whether that’s making new connections, attracting… Read more »

16 things you might not know about early career researchers

ECR in the library

What do early career researchers (ECRs) really think about peer review, open access, or Impact Factors? What motivates them to undertake research, how do they choose which journal to publish in, and how do they build their reputation amongst the scholarly community? Recent research from CIBER, an interdisciplinary and independent UK-based research group, analyzes interviews… Read more »

Scholars in social media: an interview with George Veletsianos

“Public scholarship re-envisions the roles and purposes of scholarship, and it is closely aligned to the ethos of the open movement wherein knowledge is not only shared broadly but is also co-constructed…” George Veletsianos is the author of the book Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars, which examines the day-to-day realities of social media and online… Read more »

“I follow you on Twitter”

In July I had the pleasure of attending the PE Institute in North Carolina. I was invited to give the keynote address because of my work on social media, and because of the sharing community I have become involved in over the last six years on Twitter. When I entered the conference venue I kept… Read more »

Sharing your research findings, boosting your career

I have been recently challenged by the editorial team of the journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) to briefly share my ideas and experience on sharing my publications, specifically my article published in the early career section of RSRS on social media platforms. With this post, I aim to share my view on how sharing published research… Read more »

Tweet your research

Twitter can be one of the most valuable tools you can use to publicize your work, reaching people who may never have heard of you or your research before, increasing downloads of your article, citations, and impact.