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Publication Strategy

  1. 1. Publication strategy How to enhance your citation scores Marianne Renkema Information Specialist, Wageningen UR Library
  2. 2. Citation analysis <ul><li>Number of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul><ul><li>Relative impact </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where to publish <ul><li>It is better to publish one paper in a quality journal than multiple papers in lesser journals. …… Try to publish in journals that have high impact factors ; chances are your paper will have high impact, too, if accepted. </li></ul>Bourne PE (2005) Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published. PLoS Comput Biol 1(5): e57 doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0010057
  4. 4. Citation impact versus journal impact Source: Wetenschaps- en Technologie- Indicatoren 2008 (www.nowt.nl)
  5. 5. Impact indicators for journals <ul><li>Journal impact factor (ISI Journal Citation Reports) </li></ul><ul><li>Citations per paper (ISI Journal Citation Reports) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Ranking (ISI Essential Science Indicators) </li></ul><ul><li>SCImago Journal Rank Indicator (SJR) </li></ul><ul><li>H-index (Web of Science, Scopus, …) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effect of subfield in ESI 1.29 2652 287 All research fields  …  …  … … 3.46 362 17 Plant & Animal Science 0.64 370 52 Biology & Biochemistry 1.27 484 54 Chemistry 1.59 1097 137 Agricultural Sciences RI C N Research Field
  7. 7. Effect Open Access <ul><li>Author fee journals (BMC, PloS, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Choice journals (Springer,...) </li></ul><ul><li>Delayed access </li></ul><ul><li>Public Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Small effect on citation impact, but high effect on global participation in science (Evans & Reimer, 2009) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Publish in the right journals <ul><li>With a high impact </li></ul><ul><li>Subfield in ESI </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access(?) </li></ul><ul><li>Indexed in Web of Science </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 11. “ 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>
  11. 12. 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 All Dutch U 1.27 49 1.12 21 WUR International cooperation Without cooperation
  12. 13. Advertise yourself
  13. 14. Advertise yourself <ul><li>Submit preprints/postprints to digital Open Archives ( Metis/WaY ) </li></ul><ul><li>Write or enhance Wikipedia entries and refer to your publications </li></ul><ul><li>Blog about your research </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark your publications in del.icio.us , connotea , 2Collab , etc . </li></ul>
  14. 15. How to enhance 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>Cooperate with other research groups </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise yourself </li></ul>Good luck !

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