April 18 2020

How Social Media Promotion Increase Research Citation?

An array of social media platforms has given the world access to endless information, entertainment, news, and many other topics. Social media use from 2005-2015 increased from 7% in 2005 to 65% in 2015. And not only has it influenced the issues mentioned above. However, it has increasingly become i

July 20 2018

Physician Networks: Ushering a New Era in Medical Care Delivery

The focus of the healthcare sector is slowly but surely shifting from hospitals to ambulatory care and telemedicine. In line with this shift, healthcare decision makers are struggling with two fundamental questions:1) How to facilitate comprehensive patient care in this global era2) How to turn phys

June 21 2018

Top 10 Tips for Effective Small Talk

Have you ever had awkward encounters or embarrassing conversations at an event or conference? You are not alone! Researchers often face communication challenges when talking with strangers or even with their lab colleagues. People engage in small talks inside offices, laboratories, university premis

March 28 2018

LinkedIn Tips for PhDs: 4 Hacks to Get You Hired

LinkedIn is a professional social network where users can post their resumes and accomplishments to find work. Networking to find career opportunities is vital for academic professionals, especially PhD graduates and postdoctoral researchers. LinkedIn also allows users to connect their social profil

November 30 2017

Twitter for Research: Tweet Your Research to Succeed!

About 15 years ago, a social media network called “Friendster” launched. It was a forum where people of similar interests could communicate and share ideas. Since then, networking sites have blossomed. In 2003, “LinkedIn” launched and now it has nearly 300 million members. During that same period, o

November 28 2017

ScholarlyHub – A New Non-Profit Network For Scholars From Scholars

ScholarlyHub is the brainchild of Guy Geltner, a professor of medieval history at the University of Amsterdam. Along with other collaborators, he developed ScholarlyHub as a non-profit scholarly network and publishing platform. The aim of the website is to allow academics to publish, share, and acce

September 29 2017

Five Tips about Effective Networking for Researchers

Many researchers believe that carrying out high-quality studies and having a good publication record is important to have a successful career. While these are indeed the main ingredients for success, networking is becoming increasingly important.There is no discrepancy at all that communicating with

June 23 2016

International Collaboration in Scientific Research: Boon or Bane?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to research collaboration. One is “two heads are better than one.” Different researchers working together on a project can produce more than twice their separate efforts if their skills and abilities compliment each other. Some of the biggest scientific

June 13 2016

Wikipedia: Is it an Acceptable Source for an Academic Paper?

Twenty years ago the internet was a joke, dominated by “the uninformed, the immature, the smug, the untalented, the repetitious, the pathetic, the hostile, the deluded, the self-righteous and the shrill,” in the words of one writer. No more. All of these types may still be found, but they no longer

June 1 2016

The Final Step for the Confident Presenter

Once you have gained control of your materials and practiced in steps 1 and 2, you can focus your full awareness on each moment of your presentation to truly give your audience the best possible experience. Live by the principle, “Be here now,” and your audience will be there with you.Step 3: Use Th

June 1 2016

Few Easy Steps for Becoming a Confident Presenter

Whether this is your first presentation at a professional conference or your twentieth, showcasing your research to your peers can be intimidating. Everyone feels “butterflies,” even the most experienced speaker. My advice is: Embrace your butterflies! Envision them keeping you energized during your

April 4 2016

How to Get Approval to Attend an Academic Conference

It’s time to accept that conference attendance is no longer a right or entitlement for any researcher. As training and travel budgets get slimmer each year, getting approval to attend a conference is becoming tougher. For those of you who don’t get a research presentation accepted or don’t get invit

March 2 2016

What Is Action Research?

The Action Research ProcessAction research (AR) assumes that the solution to an identified problem can be achieved in multiple cycles of a distinct process. Rather than following the objectivity of the pure scientific method, Action Research typically involves a population that is directly involved

January 19 2016

Should You Share Pre-Published Data?

A Logical Solution?In the face of significant advantages in digital technology, the pace of academic publishing has remained frustratingly slow. Other than embracing email as a replacement for “snail mail,” the submission and peer review processes remain fundamentally unchanged. Legacy journals cont

November 28 2015

Networking for Academics

Academics generally expect that they will be recognized and rewarded based on the merits of their work. But as the numbers of new PhDs continue to rise, for many of us, research alone will not be enough. Networking—face-to-face interaction with potential colleagues—is becoming increasingly important

October 29 2015

Using Social Media Data in Academic Research

The Mixed Blessing of Social Media DataThe phenomenal growth in utilization rates of popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, offer academic researchers an absolute treasure trove of consumer-generated content for analysis. However, access to that data isn’t without

September 22 2015

Why Even Academics Should Tweet

Many academics think social media isn’t something they need. After all, we are judged on the quality of our work, not our Tweets, right? Most academics can benefit from using social media. In this article, I’d like to talk specifically about how academics can use Twitter to benefit their own careers

November 17 2014

The Importance of Public Engagement for Researchers

Disclosing academic efforts to the general public can hugely enrich a researcher’s work and increase visibility. Therefore, establishing a public presence is an important goal for many universities and research centers nowadays. But how important is it to researchers on a daily basis? Sharing ideas

August 30 2014

How Can Academic Conferences Enhance a Researcher’s Career?

Attending academic conferences can enhance a researcher’s career in several ways. A conference is a venue to obtain information, make contacts, and increase your visibility.Getting InformationThe stated purpose of an academic conference is to learn recent results in a field of study. This is certain