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Publication Strategy

  1. 1. Publication strategy Marianne Renkema & Wouter Gerritsma Wageningen UR Library
  2. 2. Citation analysis <ul><li>Output </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of articles (by individual researcher, research group or institute; in journal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of times these articles are cited </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relative impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The quality of these numbers (how these compare with others in the same research field) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Decline in output
  4. 4. Increase in impact
  5. 5. How can you improve your citation score? <ul><li>Write high quality papers </li></ul><ul><li>Publish in the right journals </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent with names </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise yourself! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Publish in the right journals <ul><li>Indexed in Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>With a high impact </li></ul><ul><li>Subfield in ESI </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access(?) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Effect of high journal impact Source: Wetenschaps- en Technologie- Indicatoren 2008 (www.nowt.nl) 81,937 6,307 1,151 3,116 8,903 Publications 1.20 1.32 Alle NU 1.13 1.23 WUR 1.09 1.12 UvT 1.32 1.35 UT 1.31 1.56 EUR Journal Impact Citation Impact
  8. 8. Impact indicators for journals <ul><li>Journal impact factor + Citations per paper (ISI Journal Citation Reports) 174 subject categories </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Ranking in ISI Essential Science Indicators 22 categories </li></ul><ul><li>SCImago Journal Rank Indicator 28 categories </li></ul><ul><li>H-index </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example of journal indicators 42 0.146 12.85 60 2.861 TRENDS FOOD SCI TECH 51 0.372 11.68 86 2.937 NUTR REV 39 0.292 9.18 97 2.945 J NUTR BIOCHEM 43 13.27 48 3.411 P NUTR SOC 30 0.396 8.94 95 3.676 CURR OPIN CLIN NUTR 39 0.301 17.10 40 3.805 CRIT REV FOOD SCI 91 0.388 15.24 527 4.009 J NUTR 73 0.544 17.09 276 4.055 INT J OBESITY 118 0.695 23.87 373 6.562 AM J CLIN NUTR 62 1.486 46.22 22 10.449 ANNU REV NUTR 50 2.165 41.50 22 12.235 PROG LIPID RES h-index SJR Cites/paper Articles IF
  10. 10. Effect of subfield in ESI Relative impact of a research institute 1.84 2.26 2.08 2.06 All subfields 1.73 - 0.57 1.70 Microbiology - 1.11 1.81 1.73 Clinical medicine - 1.76 - 1.76 Chemistry 1.09 0.44 1.55 0.91 Biology & biochemistry 3.60 3.87 3.86 3.82 Agricultural Sciences Group 3 Group 2 Group 1 All groups Subfield
  11. 11. Effect Open Access (journals and archives) <ul><li>Public availability? </li></ul><ul><li>Article duplication </li></ul><ul><li>Self-promotion/Quality bias </li></ul><ul><li>Early view </li></ul>
  12. 12. Be consistent with names <ul><li>Stick to one personal name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t vary with initials or family names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Such as: B.G. Temmink and H. Temmink for the same person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>or A. Dieleman-van Zaayen and A. van Zaayen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a standardized name for research group or institute </li></ul><ul><li>Include Wageningen UR or Wageningen University in the affiliation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not: ALTERRA Res Inst, P.O.box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But: ALTERRA Res Inst, Wageningen UR, P.O.box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. RIKILT, Institute for Food Safety <ul><li>Rijks-Kwaliteitsinstituut voor Land-en Tuinbouwproducten </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products </li></ul><ul><li>State Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products </li></ul><ul><li>Research Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products </li></ul><ul><li>With or without the combination </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Food Safety </li></ul>
  14. 14. Microbiologie
  15. 15. “ Repair” your entry in databases <ul><li>Standardize your name in Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Register for ResearchID in Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Check your name(s) in Metis/Wageningen Yield </li></ul>
  16. 16. Increased Impact? Advertise yourself
  17. 17. Increased Impact? Advertise yourself <ul><li>Self-citations </li></ul><ul><li>Submit preprints/postprints to digital Open Archives (Metis) </li></ul><ul><li>Include publications on personal webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Write or expand articles in the Wikipedia and refer to your publications </li></ul><ul><li>Blog about your research </li></ul><ul><li>Tag your publications in systems like del.icio.us, connotea etc . </li></ul>
  18. 18. Downloads from Wikipedia articles
  19. 19. Additional ways to improve your citation score <ul><li>Write review articles </li></ul><ul><li>Write publications with multiple authors </li></ul><ul><li>(International) cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  20. 20. Effect of cooperation on relative impact Source: Wetenschaps- en Technologie- Indicatoren 2008 (www.nowt.nl) impact % output impact % output 1.53 44 1.15 25 Alle NU 1.27 49 1.12 21 WUR International cooperation Without cooperation
  21. 21. <ul><li>Success! </li></ul>

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