Selecting a Journal Finding the Journal&apos;sRanking & Impact Factor - Impact Factor is how powerful a journal is in terms of audience, measured (roughly) in terms of citations over time. The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in the Journal Citation Reports. (from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor) From Hunter Library Website Library &gt;&gt; Databases Science Citation Index (SCI) &gt;&gt;Select a Database &gt;&gt; Journal Citation Reports &gt;&gt; JCR Social Sciences Edition &gt;&gt; Search for a specific journal image source: http://kb.lib.hku.hk/wiki/DOW
These new kinds of knowledge streams (and measurement) don’t replace the “knowledge products” of traditional academia they augment those. For example, when you write submit a paper to traditional, peer-reviewed journal you want to think about optimizing the title of that paper for search engines. As another example, a peer-reviewed article that gets Tweeted will get more citations in the traditional academic literature. http://www.biggerbrains.com/optimize-your-article-for-SEO
Get to know the journal, what they publish, who the key people are.... sign up to be a reviewer, sit on the editorial board. If there is a conference that the journal holds, attend it.
We’re shifting from ‘metrics’ to ‘altmetrics.’
This is part of how I moved back into academia from the dotcom world. When I started the RR blog, I was a marginally employed academic, teaching as an adjunct, and trying to get published in “legacy” journals. At the same time, I was blogging regularly. Today, I’m tenured, full with a host of ‘legacy’ publications in traditional venues. But the reality is most people know me through my blog and Twitter presence, not my books or articles.
A tenure portfolio is meant to showcase your accomplishments in three key areas: research, teaching and service (both to your department, to larger institution, and to communities outside academia). Research includes publishing, grants and conference presentations. The case you want to make with the portfolio is that you are a nationally recognized expert in your field. Good advice: SAVE EVERYTHING. Organizing your tenure portfolio As you prepare your tenure portfolio, focus attention to the table of contents. Mark each area clearly with tabs labeled for each respective area. Also, your table of contents should be detailed to reflect what is presented in each area. Table of contents for tenure materials: research, teaching, and service. Typically, you still need printable versions of all your work. Criteria for tenure at the rank of associate professor. Image source and further info: http://www.ccc-aaup.org/forms/tenure.htm
Scholarly Publishing for Journalism Faculty 201
Jessie Daniels, PhD
Graduate Center-CUNY & JustPublics@365
May 16, 2014