≡ Menu

tips

I’m a chemist working in marketing and I’m interested in vintage cars. Completely unrelated topics? Maybe not!

Today’s post is courtesy of the Springer Author Academy, our free e-learning platform, and contains special tips for early career researchers (ECRs) on how to effectively read scientific articles.

Ever been curious to know what it takes to launch a new journal?

We interviewed Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Editor-in-Chief of both Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine and Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, to learn more about what motivated him in launching his two Springer journals and what the process involved.

Springer authors now receive 40% book discount

Are you happy that your manuscript has made it through peer-review, and that it will be published soon? Oh, but you think there’s one more tedious step to take: the proofing and making your corrections? – Maybe it’s not going to be that bad, and e.Proofing could be the answer!

So far in this blog series, we’ve talked about the insights you can get from Altmetric data, and how researchers can use the data in CVs and grant applications. The aim of this post is to talk about best practices for sharing your research online, and how to use different online platforms for networking and discovery purposes.

In our previous post in this guest blog series, we introduced the Altmetric score and details pages, and briefly covered the insights that can be gained from looking at Altmetric data. The aim of this post is to discuss how journal editors can use the data to view, monitor and report on the online attention for the research they publish.

In the last few years altmetrics have been adopted by many institutions, publishers, funders and researchers as a way of tracking and monitoring the online attention, reach, and influence of published work. Increasingly these data are also being used to identify and report on the broader impacts of research to funders and other key stakeholders. In our previous post in this series we gave an overview of what the Altmetric data for each article on SpringerLink can provide, now we’d like to delve into the use cases a little more.

In this post we’ll cover some of the main things to consider when looking to use altmetrics data in your CV and for funding grant applications - including best practice, some tips to get you started, and potential pitfalls to avoid.