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Researchers: Social media for academic purposes

Twitter for academic purposes

@OpenAcademics community to support fellow academics across disciplines. For examples and written guides/tips for papers, reviews, letters, peer review and more see the Open Academics website


@PhD Forum founded by Dr Donna Peach in 2012, the community has grown to over 95K members. The PhDForum website offers an online study room and a community directory.


@AcademicChatter community of grad students, early career researchers and senior academics.  The website offers a blog, a newsletter and Q&As.


Tips for your academic LinkedIn profile

Research blog with tips on supercharging your LinkedIn profile from Impactstory.

Research to Action: how researchers use LinkedIn effectively.

Video: LinkedIn for academics (8 minute video) 

Not sure if social media is for you?

Social Networks for Researchers

Joining a networking platform for researchers enables your publications to reach a wider audience, allows you to interact with researchers who share the same interests as you and potentially the development of future collaborations.

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