Day 101. A day for reading

In November 2012 on November 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

On Sunday I’m delighted to be presenting a brief talk to student members of the Australia Society for Stem Cell Research. The focus will be on how to get the most out of social media if you’re working in the  life sciences.

I’m constantly using social media to communicate science (and other stuff!) of course, but wanted to find some academic material to back up my ramblings.

Here’s a list of freely-available publications I’ve been reading through today, and found useful:

  • Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities, a guide for academics and researchers
    by Amy Mollett, Danielle Moran and Patrick Dunleave
    – to view PDF, click here
  • Scientists who engage with society perform better academically
    by Pablo Jensen, Jean-Baptiste Rouquier, Pablo Kreimer, Yves Croissant
    – available through Cornell University Library
  • The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?
    by Melissa Terras
    – at LSE Online
  • How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints: Article Downloads, Twitter Mentions, and Citations
    Xin Shuai, Alberto Pepe, Johan Bollen
    available through Cornell University Library
  • Can Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based on Twitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of Scientific Impact
    by Gunther Eysenbach
    – available at Journal of Medical Internet Research

I’ve also found there are a few people worth keeping an eye on – in the sense of keeping up to date with the latest trends in social media, for science but also more generally:

Happy reading!

[photo thanks to moriza on flickr]

  1. Reblogged this on Sarah Keenihan.

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