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TU Delft Library, Author clinic "How to write a World-class Paper". Nicole Will.

TU Delft Library, Author clinic "How to write a World-class Paper". Nicole Will.
Delft 22 november 2011



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  • Library support on writing a world class paper Nicole Will, Product Manager, TU Delft Library
  • Orientation
    • Where do you start searching information?
    • Ask colleagues
    • Google
    • Google Scholar
    • Scopus
    • Web of Science
    • Other subject specific sources (Scifinder, ABI-inform, Jstor…)
    • Library collection
  • The TU Delft Library collection
    • 2 locations:
      • Central library building
      • One Faculty library
    • Collections:
    • books
    • e-books (approx. 26.000)
    • print journals
    • e-journals (approx. 15.000)
    • databases (approx. 80)
    • repository of TU Delft publications The collections of the TU Delft Library are available via the library website.
  • Exploration
    • Who: top researchers, institutions…
    • Where: top countries, top journals
    • When: time period
    • What: which sub-topics
    • And combination of these questions:
    • Change of interest over time, Upcoming topics, Collaborations
    • Citations
    • Quantification of the impact of publications
    • Quantification of the recognition of authors
    • A. Porter, et al. (2002). `Research profiling: Improving the literature review'. Scientometrics 53 (3):351-370.
  • Scopus Citation report Web of Science IEEE Xplore Scifinder
  • Publish or Perish (google Scholar) Harzing, A.W. (2007) Publish or Perish , available from VantagePoint Special software
  • Literature search
    • You do not want to miss that ONE paper
    • Make a search plan
    • Use subject specific resources (more than 80 subscription from the library)
    • Know the coverage of the resources
    • Don’t limit your search to one resource
    • Don’t limit your search on direct full text availability
    • Keep track of your search
  • Processing
    • Manage the retrieved information
    • Prepare citations and reference list
    • Tools (EndNote, CiteUlike, Zotero, Mendeley…)
    • Be aware of new publications
    • Set up alerts (e-mail, RSS, i-Google, mobile….)
    Keeping up-to-date
  • Publish
    • Results
    • Chose the right journal or conference (audience, scope etc...)
    • Check the impact factors and other indicators
    • Open access or “traditional”
    • Data
    • Reproducible research
    • Check the impact
    • Check citations to your publications
    • Compare the results from different sources
  • Identify conferences for your next lecture in Web of Science and ISI proceedings Analyse results
  • Journal citation report Category Journal
  • Comparing results of one author These figures don’t mean anything if you do not have figures from the research field to compare Results in PoP, WoS and Scopus for one author   Publish or Perish* (Google Scholar) Scopus Web of Science number of publications 545 432 408 number of citations 12456 15249 13819 h-index 59 66 62 number of citations of the most cited publication 510 397 416         Article with 510 citations in PoP   383 315 in WoS 459 in WoK * Results without deduplication
  • Learn more
    • TUlib
    • Blackboard courses: - Information literacy 1, 2 and 3
    • Workshops: - Get the most out of your research information - Manage your information with EndNote
  • Any questions?
    • Contact Ask Your Library :