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Assess your Research Impact

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Debbie Chaves
dchaves@wlu.ca
May 1, 2013 Assess your Research Impact:
How to use Bibliometrics outline 1. What is this all about?
2. The view from:
journal level
author level
article level
3. Limitations
4. Best strategy what is this all about? author identification ResearcherID (www.researcherid.com)
ORCID (orcid.org) author level h-index (Hirsch index): a calculated ratio of the number of articles published and the number of times they have been cited. An h-index of 10 means the researcher has 10 articles each of which has been cited at least 10 times. Many variations.   your (real) Impact Factor journal level 1. Open Access:
Material that is made freely accessible at the point of use 2. Impact Factor:
Ratio of articles published to articles cited during a rolling two-year window
Used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal
Tool: Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge database Tools: Sherpa Romeo: information about what publishers allow in repositories (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/)
Sources of gold open access: DoAJ (http://www.doaj.org/)
Sources of green open access: Laurier's Scholars Commons (scholars.wlu.ca) eprints (http://www.eprints.org/) Arxiv (http://arxiv.org/)
PubMed Central Canada (http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/) 3. ScImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR):
Calculation of the average 'prestige per paper" of a journal. Algorithm uses weighted citations over a three-year window. Data taken from Elsevier's SCOPUS database.
Tool: http://www.scimagojr.com 4. Eigenfactor:
Calculation algorithm based on Google Page Ranking. The Eigenfactor Score (ES) is an indication of the importance of a journal to the community. It uses a five-year window. Article Influence Score (AIS) measures how articles influence the whole journal and is similar to impact factor. The same data is used for calculating impact factor.
Tool: http://eigenfactor.org/ (check out their 'gender' page) Bibliometrics: Methods to quantify texts and information. Tools:
SCOPUS (Elsevier) database
Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) database
Google versions:
Publish or Perish (http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm)
Scholarometer (http://scholarometer.indiana.edu/)
Scholar H-index Calculator (Firefox add on) article level Article-Level Metrics (ALM): aggregated variety of data used to quantify the socialization and immediacy of an article's impact usage
captures (eg. into Mendeley)
mentions
social media
citations Providers
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
SCOPUS
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
HighWire
BioMed Central problems with data   ISI Accuracy? problems with authors? citation manipulation review articles are more highly cited
editorial influence
citation clubs and/or bartering
language
publication type
where are the books?
review articles more highly cited
are editorials/correspondence used in the calculation?
journal size
ISI/SCOPUS coverage of journals
discipline bias - scholarly communication
publish with the famous
"malicious actors"
citation errors - bad stuff is cited too   best strategy? what are you using bibliometrics for? European Science Foundation Standing Committee on for the Humanities
"The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. More specifically it is not intended as bibliometric information for use in assessment processes of individual candidates, be it for positions, promotions, research grant awards etc. Please note that hypertext links to journal websites were provided by publishers and are reproduced without guarantee for accuracy." https://www2.esf.org/asp/ERIH/Foreword/index.asp ALMs "add critical nuance to the tenure and promotion process" Greg Tananbaum, SPARC primer, April 20, 2013 (http://www.sparc.arl.org/bm~doc/sparc-alm-primer.pdf) manage your online reputation Impact Story: http://impactstory.it/ Users create a collection of materials through online identifiers and then the program will analyze using many different metrics how popular, tweeted or cited it is. Mendeley: http://mendeley.com Citation management social network tool ReaderMeter: http://readermeter.org/ is a free tool to look at the readership of journal articles in Mendeley Academia.edu. Free network paper-sharing tool. Social Science Research Network (SSRN): http://www.ssrn.com online article repository Vivo: http://vivoweb.org free downloadable semantic web application to link researchers and promote collaboration Researchfish: http://www.researchfish.com This system allows researchers to input their data into one database and redistribute to funding agencies in the UK PlumAnalytics: http://plumanalytics.com Competitors to Impact Story - will look at a range of metrics for your research products Nature 451 2008 pg 766-767   Nature 451 2008 pg 766-767 Publish Open Access
Biomed Central Author Fee
Biomed Central choose a journal (http://www.biomedcentral.com/authors/chooseajournal) Sign-up for ORCID Make a Google Scholar page Recognize system limitations ChemWorx.acs.org: for chemists Ask a librarian Open-access article Altmetrics: The method of incorporating new sources to measure the impact of anything (article or person). Scholarly Communication: The method for which scholars disseminate their research products. Very discipline dependent. Scientometrics: The quantitative study of science and science communication. Add your research to Scholars Commons @ Laurier
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