5 Tips to use LinkedIn in promoting your research

The Source has launched a new series which details how authors can better promote their work (and themselves!). As part of this series, we will be featuring tips and tricks to author self-promotion and advancing discovery of their work. Today we look at one of the most prominent professional networking sites, LinkedIn.  Are you under the impression that LinkedIn is all about making business to business connections? That it’s a gold mine for job seekers and head hunters, but a platform that isn’t quite relevant to you as a cholar? Think again! Since its beginning in 2002, LinkedIn has become a valuable … Read more…

How do researchers use social media and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs)?

Written by: Tina Harseim, Head of Social Media, Springer Nature Gregory Goodey, Research Analyst, Springer Nature Social media is not only a way for authors and publishers to disseminate research findings, it’s also increasingly being used by researchers to discover and read scientific content. To better understand how social media and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) are used within academia to support research activity, Springer Nature conducted a survey in February. This was in follow up to a Nature survey carried out in 2014. (The original survey can be found here: Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network) Over 3,000 researchers … Read more…