Author: Andy Tattersall

Andy Tattersall is an information specialist at the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield. His role is to scan the horizon for web and technologies opportunities relating to research, teaching and collaboration and maintain networks that support this. He has a keen interest in new ways of working by employing altmetrics, Web 2.0 and social media but also paying close attention to the implications and pitfalls for using such advances. @andy_tattersall

Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics
Impact
June 12, 2023

Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

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Communicating Findings Should be Included in Research Funding
Industry
January 31, 2023

Communicating Findings Should be Included in Research Funding

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Academics Can Easily Depart Twitter While Institutions Remain
Industry
November 17, 2022

Academics Can Easily Depart Twitter While Institutions Remain

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Andy Tattersall Identifies the Four Styles of Research Communication
Communication
August 23, 2022

Andy Tattersall Identifies the Four Styles of Research Communication

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How to Run an Academic Writing Retreat

How to Run an Academic Writing Retreat

Since it started in 2011, Academic Writing Month has seen a growth of workshops and initiatives aimed at helping researchers to prioritise […]

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Questions to Ask When Choosing New Research Tools

Questions to Ask When Choosing New Research Tools

Academia has become increasingly reliant on third-party tools and technologies to carry out research processes. Andy Tattersall suggests a series of straightforward questions researchers should ask themselves before choosing a new technology for use in their research.

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Book Review: Social Media for Academics

Book Review: Social Media for Academics

Reviewer Andy Tattersall welcomes ‘Social Media for Academics’ as a balanced and thoughtful guide for academics that outlines the wheres and whys of how to start with an online presence and how to avoid getting it wrong from the start.

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Peer Review Has Problems. Let’s Fix Them

Peer Review Has Problems. Let’s Fix Them

In a conclusion to his two earlier articles on post-publication peer review, Andy Tattersall argues that while new ways to measure scholarly value may not be perfect yet, it’s still high time to start introducing them more widely.

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A Guided Tour of Post-Publication Review Sites

A Guided Tour of Post-Publication Review Sites

Andy Tattersall continues his discussion of post-publication peer review and provides an overview of the main tools and sites, from publisher platforms to independent forums, offering some kind of comment, discussion or review system for scholarly content.

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Let’s Dissect Post-Publication Peer Review

Let’s Dissect Post-Publication Peer Review

Andy Tattersall looks at the shortcomings and opportunities of post-publication review online and picks apart the differences between reviewing, discussing and commenting in a scholarly context.

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