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What can Twitter do for researchers?

Jessica Comper outlines what a Tweet can achieve and the new RESO team process for getting your publication on Twitter.

So what can a Tweet achieve?

Here are two examples of Tweets on the Faculty of Health Sciences Twitter account, which highlight newly published papers in our Faculty. Each Tweet is short, concise, includes a shortened link to the publication, and crucially includes the Twitter name of the Journal, the University Twitter name and the Twitter name of the authors who have a Twitter account.

How can I get my published article on the Faculty Twitter site?

Continue to send RESO (sohsreso@soton.ac.uk) details of your publication at point of acceptance in order to meet the open access policy (see the Faculty Intranet site for more details) but also send RESO details of your publication when it is published. The Academic Research Coordinator will then tweet on your behalf!

Why bother setting up my own Twitter page?

You can use it as much or as little as you like!

Twitter provides an externally facing platform for promoting you as an individual, your research, your education, the Faculty, the University of Southampton and it can be a vehicle for driving citations and increasing your impact!

If you are in the media (radio, newspaper, television) you can display your @username as a quick and easy method not only for viewers to follow you on Twitter but for finding you and your research online. You can use it to build impact, share your work, network, follow potential collaborators, and retweet Faculty or University of Southampton tweets.

Visit www.twitter.com/signup to get started!

 

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