Academic and professional social media

Create informative or multimedia content, article reviews, press releases, infographics, etc and share them on social media, help raise the profile of your research and position yourself as an expert in a particular subject.

Social media user guides

Collection of guides and recommendations for using social media to disseminate your research work.

Guia de usos y estilos 2.0
UOC recommendations for handling social media for use when managing your digital identity.
social guide H2020
This guide shows you how to use social media in Horizon 2020 projects.

Academic and professional social media

Academic and professional social media enable you to disseminate your publications, obtain social impact statistics or indicators and interact with other experts. To optimize your activity on social media, we recommend:

  • Including your author ID. Some social media sites let you import and export references to your articles and so get usage statistics.
  • Defining your interests and fields of knowledge to get recommendations regarding documents, resources and information related to your chosen subjects.
  • Taking part in groups, generating discussion and interacting with the other network members.

Remember to check the publishing policies of the journals where you have published your research, for example on the Sherpa/Romeo portal. Not all of them allow you to deposit and share articles on social media. View the ResearchGate case.

Avatar google scholar citations profile
Create a Google Scholar profile to monitor citations from your publications.
Mendeley profile avatar
Use this reference manager as a form of social media, keeping your academic profile up to date.
linkedIn
Social community aimed at companies, businesses and job hunting.
ResearchGate
Social media for scientists