Community Policy

Networked Researcher seeks to foster an environment for respectful specialised discussion. Here we share our Community Policy.

We hope the focus of the contributions will remain centred around the critical and multi-disciplinary exploration of how social media and other online technologies were, are or can be employed in academic research and teaching, publishing, researcher development and professional life.

Networker Researcher seeks to develop a professional, positive, productive research community developed by accountable digital identities. Only those who are over 18 years of age and have an online presence that identifies them are allowed to participate. We strongly encourage our contributors and commenters to create and update an online profile on Gravatar.

Networked Researcher is an open access online platform and therefore all comments become public. Contributors are responsible for their use of Networked Researcher, for any content they post and for any consequences thereof. The content submitted, posted, or displayed by contributors will be able to be viewed publicly by others on the Internet. Contributors should only provide content that are comfortable sharing with others under these terms.

Pseudonymous or otherwise publically-identified contributors are welcome as long as they engage in specialised and respectful dialogue. We kindly request all contributors and commenters to follow the general rules of respectful civil discourse.

As a general housekeeping measure we try to monitor posts, updates and comments and reserve the right, in our sole editorial discretion, to remove without previous warning any posts, updates and comments that may resemble abusive, discriminatory behaviour or spam, trolling or any other content that for any reason we consider editorially inappropriate.

Networked Researcher also reserves the right, in our sole editorial discretion, to remove a registered contributor’s or casual commenter’s privilege to post content.

Networked Researcher is committed to following and developing best practice in online publishing and reserves the right, in our sole editorial discretion, to subedit published articles in order to preserve readability, accessibility, sustainability and editorial guidelines.

Networked Researcher strongly encourages contributors to write and edit their posts directly on Networked Researcher and to please keep back-ups of their own work. The editors cannot be held responsible for any data loss.

Networked Researcher is committed to promoting a culture of open knowledge and information sharing. By contributing on Networked Researcher all authors are signing up to our  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence, but retain all individual moral rights to their own work. Further permissions not contemplated in our CC license should be obtained directly from the individual authors.

All posts on Networked Researcher identify individual authors with a clear byline and publication date. Please use this information when citing individual contributions and linking to them.

Even though we try to monitor the content posted on Networked Researcher, we cannot take responsibility for such content. The views expressed on the different sections of this web site are those of the individual authors and not representative of Networked Researcher or the authors’ affiliated institutions or employers. All comments, signed with real names, pseudonyms or anonymously, are the sole responsibility of their respective authors.

Contributors are responsible for safeguarding the password that they use to access Networked Researcher and for any activities or actions under their password. We encourage contributors to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols). Networked Researcher will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

Read how to become a contributor here. Read our Editorial Guidelines here.