Researcher ID

It is important to be able to correctly identify a researcher as author of a publication. Not least so that researchers are able to disseminate their results, but also so that researchers’ organisational affiliations are stated consistently, which is also central when allocating resources. One way to facilitate this is to use researcher IDs, such as ORCID.

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Graphical design support

We assist you in presenting your research by helping with poster production, graphical design and training in different types of presentation software. The material we produce follows the University’s graphic guidelines. Contact Graphic Services for design, consultation and production.

Disseminating research findings using Wikipedia

One of the University’s missions is to collaborate with the surrounding community and make research results openly available. Links to articles in the free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia often end up high in search engine results, so it can serve as an effective platform for communicating research to the public. Researchers active on Wikipedia make their research results available to a broader audience and at the same time raise the quality of the content in Wikipedia. Doing so does not have to be time consuming. A first step may be to improve an existing article within your research topic, where you add a few lines of text and a reference to a scholarly publication that you have authored.

An effective time to use Wikipedia is just before a press release is published about your research results on the University’s website. To add information to articles on Wikipedia, it can be useful to use the draft of the press release, where you have already formulated an easy-to-understand description addressed to the general public. Likewise, if you have just published your dissertation, you can base your information on the dissertation’s summary. Since Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, you should not post unpublished research here.

Follow these steps to get started. Before you start editing articles, please read the introduction pages and the etiquette about editing on Wikipedia.

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Social media

Social media provides important channels for interacting with society and making research at the University available. Studies show that the dissemination of information about a publication on social media may have a positive impact on the number of citations (see, for example, Lamb et al. (2018) “Tweet success?” ; Peoples et al. (2016) “Twitter Predicts Citation Rates of Ecological Research”). Social media is also a tool for following developments in your field and making new contacts. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram are examples of platforms where you can participate, read and understand the context of your field, and even make yourself and your work known. If you use multiple services, make sure to link between your different accounts and keep them updated. At the same time, it is important to use common sense when using these channels as part of your work.

There are some tricks for increasing your chances of getting a higher altmetric attention score. Always use the publication’s DOI when communicating your research, use social media to write about your research, blog and share your publications with colleagues via Mendeley.

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Uppsala University Library uses Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to communicate the library’s activities with the public. The Twitter account is administered by the library’s scholarly communication team and is used primarily to convey current information about and encourage discussions on issues related to publishing, open access, data management and more.

Last modified: 2022-09-23