How social are ornithologists?
The publication of science is surely meaningless if it isn’t read. Gone are the days when researchers would publish and hope that someone finds, reads and cites their research. Scientists can now promote their own work and societies and journals can publicise their authors’ papers, and this is made all the easier with the advancement of online and mobile technologies and social tools for engagement.
Our poster, and IBIS Viewpoint article of the same title, explains the growing use of social media within ornithology, how the BOU promotes ornithology using social media, how social media now contributes to research, citizen science projects and published articles’ Altmetric Attention Scores, and how the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has used Altmetric data to improve their science communication and drive the Altmetric Attention Scores of their published research.
Then please come and see our poster and talk with Steve Dudley:
Wednesday 17 August, morning break 1000 – 1030, lunch 1200 – 1300, afternoon break 1500 – 1530 and Poster Session Reception 1700 – 1900.
Find us on . . .
Social media blogs and online content from the BOU
Twitter #masterclass 1 – #hashtags and retweets
Twitter #masterclass 2 – stop using auto-generated tweets
Twitter #masterclass 3 – editing and structuring your tweets
Twitter #masterclass 4 – organise your incoming tweets
Twitter #masterclass 5 – content is everything
Twitter #masterclass 6 – #hashtag best practice
Twitter #masterclass 7 – using images – best practice
Twitter #masterclass 8 – conference tweeting (for delegates, presenters and organisers)
Twitter #masterclass 9 – Twitter basics 1: terminology
Twitter #masterclass 10 – Twitter basics 2: replying to tweets
Twitter #masterclass 11 – Twitter basics 3: replying to tweets
Presentations from the BOU’s ‘social media in ornithology’ workshop at #EOU2015
Making social media and the web work for you
Social media is relevant to your research
The benefits of blogging about your research
What is Altmetric?
What do you mean you ‘don’t know how to optimize your paper for SEO?!
Twitter – building an online ornithological community
The global ornithological online community
Ornithological Twitterati, Tweetie-pies and #birdieluv
About the authors
Steve Dudley (@stevedudley_), the BOU’s Senior Administrator of 19 years, is responsible for social media and communications.
Social media articles by Steve
Jen Smart (@drredshank) is a Senior Conservation Scientist with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science and part of the @RSPBScience team on Twitter.