Our most popular guest blog posts of 2011…
Here come our top 10 most popular guest posts of the year. Thank you to all our contributors and readers!
1: Social media is inherently a system of peer evaluation and is changing the way scholars disseminate their research, raising questions about the way we evaluate academic authority, by Alfred Hermida.
2: As scholars undertake a great migration to online publishing, altmetrics stands to provide an academic measurement of twitter and other online activity, by Jason Priem.
3: Running a successful academic blog can make you feel like a rock star: authenticity and narrative are essential for forging your own digital identity, by Inger Mewburn.
4: Academic blogs are proven to increase dissemination of economic research and improve impact, by Berk Ozler and David McKenzie.
5: Getting research into policy: the role of think tanks and other mediators, by Judy Sebba.
6: There is a pathetic lack of functionality in scholarly publishing. We must end for-profit publishing and allow libraries to make available the works of their scholars for all, by Bjorn Brembs.
7: Continual publishing across journals, blogs and social media maximises impact by increasing the size of the ‘academic footprint’, by Pat Lockley and Mark Carrigan.
8: Cite or Site? The current view of what constitutes ‘academic publishing’ is too limited. Our published work must become truly public, by Pat Lockley and Mark Carrigan.
9: Impact is a strong weapon for making an evidence-based case for enhanced research support but a state-of-the-art approach to measurement is needed, by Claire Donovan.
10: How open access repositories are beginning to push academic publishers off their previously unreachable perch, by Martin Hall.