Digital Tools & Social Media for Authors and Editors

Are you interested in getting published? If yes, you should consider some of the recent technologies and authoring software that could save you hundreds of hours managing your content or organizing your ideas. My favorite two tools are Scrivener and EndNote. The first is a very professional software that many authors and academics use to work on their transcripts

Scrivener program is easy and can work with both Windows and Mac OS. EndNote is my “best friend” when it comes to research work! I had a great experience using it for the last 8 years or more while working on my MA and PhD studies. I strongly recommend it for colleagues starting their research projects. The only concern you need to do is to maintain regular backups of your produced databases and records while using the program. This would guarantee that you never lose any records of your saved references.

The program comes with an add-on for Microsoft Word while makes it very easy to inset, integrate, manage and update your bibliography list in seconds directly from your word document files. From the program screen you can start building your references list using any referencing system suggested by your publisher or university including APA, MLA, Harvard and many many other academic formatting systems related to all fields.

Springer publishing also suggests a list of helpful social media tools that could help you in many ways manage or promote your publishing or research projects in many ways! As a researcher, journal impact factors is a major concern and challenge for many researchers including myself! Some of these popular tools include:
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Linkedin
  • Reddit
  • Research Gate
  • Twitter
  • Wikipedia
  • Video and Audio Posts
?Additionally, there are a variety of tools and resources to aid you in social networking. Learn more about article-level metrics (to measure the impact of your research in the social sphere), social media image and link shortening tools and dashboards below:
  • ?Article-Level Metrics
  • ?Image Tools
  • ?Link Shortening Tools
  • ?Social Media Dashboards
?For more details about how to use these tools, please review Springer full list link below:
Finally, how about you? Do you have a favorite tool or piece of software that you found helpful in publishing your work?? Please share your thoughts in the comment section. 🙂