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Altmetrics: what they are, tools to gather them and how to increase your altmetric scores.

Improve your Altmetric Scores

To improve your altmetric scores you need to create an online presence and share information about your work and your research outputs online.

There are many ways to do this:

  • Blog

Blog about your articles or work, and ask others to write blog posts about your work.

  • Tweet

Become active on Twitter and tweet links to your articles and other work.

  • Use social networks for researchers

Create a profile and add your publication list to social networking sites for researchers, such as, ResearchGate and Mendeley.

  • Register for researcher IDs

Register for IDs such as ORCID and Publons (ResearcherID), and keep your list of publications up-to-date.

  • Make all your research outputs available online

Make all your research outputs, including data, code, videos and presentations, available online by using on content hosting tools such as figshare, Dryad, YouTube, Vimeo, SlideShare, SourceForge or GitHub.

  • Deposit your work in an institutional or subject repository

Deposit your work in the University of Melbourne institutional repository Minerva Access, or a subject-specific repository such as arXiv (a repository for physics and mathematics).