Thanks to my dear friend and open data advocate Scott Edmunds, I started to publish “in the open” - in a more academic and official way. I have been licensing the work open source for a long time, but back then I was not aware of all the great platforms.
This is my new workflow:
- Write collaboratively on Google docs using the Zotero extension for group bibliography collaboration
- Make sure you have all the rights to publish and share - that everyone is cool with it. Ideally know the ORCID ID of your collaborators and add them on Figshare and ResearchGate BEFORE adding the works
- Export as pdf with a clear list of authors including their emails and source of funding. Don’t forget the exact date of publishing, academic supervisors etc…
- Publish on Figshare, to get a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - after you press « publish ». Credit collaborators and everything
- Attach « works » to your ORCID account
- Repost on ResearchGate, Mendeley, with Credits
- Repost on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…
- Oh - your own website. I love the "<embed"> of Figshare, so classy and fast. Add the DOI to save others time.
- Post on your academic profile at the Uni if you have one.
AND HERE THEY ARE, MY 3 FIRST BABIES!
Shape-Shifting Sailing Robot https://figshare.com/articles/Protei_006_Handbook_Open_Source_Sailing_Drone/11300468
Coral Reef Mapping Robot https://figshare.com/articles/Coral_Reef_Mapping_using_Ocean_Drones_and_Laser_Quadrat/11300447