A whole new year means a chance to start or continue building your profile as an Open Scientist! There are so many ways you can do this, from publishing Open Access and sharing your research data, to helping to teach students how to code or use GitHub. Every little bit helps.
Here are ten recommendations from us to kick-start the New Year with an Open Science bang!
- Update your ScienceOpen profile
- We revamped our author/member profiles recently to make them more dynamic and generally useful for researchers!
- Get your author- and article-level metrics
- Get an ORCID account
- ORCID is an essential part of research infrastructure
- We use ORCID in multiple ways on our platform to make things easier for you
- Build a research collection for your community
- Collections are now even better ways of getting your community to engage with research now
- Just message me to get started!
- Use social media more – get it together!
- Social media is an essential part of a researcher’s toolkit
- Get on Twitter, start blogging, amplify your research!
- Upload your papers as pre- or post-prints
- Use the SHERPA/RoMEO tool to see what journal policies are
- Submit your manuscripts to an institutional or subject repository
- Make your work Open Access easily and for free!
- Comment on or post-publication peer review an article
- Get an ImpactStory profile and tell your research story
- ImpactStory is similarly integrated with ORCID, and is a great and fun way of documenting your story as a researcher
- Get a Publons account for your pre- and post-publication peer reviews
- Publons allows you to take credit for your activities as a peer reviewer
- Reviews performed on ScienceOpen can also be integrated
- Get informed about Open Science developments at a global level
- Open Science is a vast and complex topic, see our Open Science Stars series for some context
- We all need to take the responsibility in making sure we understand why making our research more open is important, and how to go about doing this
Do you have any Open Science New Years resolutions? Let us know in the comments!