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

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Blogging is increasing amongst academics, in particular graduate research students, and early career researchers. It provides a forum to canvas ideas and test research in its early phases.  It is being encouraged as a forum for research students to test and practice their communication and writing skills in a less formal academic environment, also contributing to future abilities to communicate their research “beyond the ivory tower”. Comments on blogs indicate readership and interaction are recordable, although quality of the blog is not assessable.

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