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Self-assessment of academic output and impact via Web-based tools accessible at UCT

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  • 1. How Auto-Googling Can Help You Or: Citation Metrics for Self- Advancement
  • 2. Why Should You Want To?• NRF rating panels now make use of h-indices calculated via both ISI Web of Science AND Scopus• Ad Hominem Promotions Committees at UCT look at publication numbers and citations• Knowing relative impacts in a field can be useful in rating other people objectively• Departmental / Unit / Group reviews can be informed wrt numbers of papers, impacts• Patents are an important part of your publications and achievements for assessment – and UCT keeps careful track of these
  • 3. First stop: eResearch Pages
  • 4. Clicking onTakes you tothis resourcepage – with aseriousvariety oftools tochoose from
  • 5. Autogoogling: needs some setting up
  • 6. Autogoogling 2To start with:• Need a Gmail address for sign-in• Need to train GSC as to which are your papersWhat you can do:• Immediately see your Hirsch or h-index* (which is usually significantly higher than the Scopus or ISI measure)• See your 5-year h-index&, which is a good measure or your (or other persons) recent impact*h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations& largest number h such that h publications have at least h new citations in the last 5 years.
  • 7. Useful Google Scholar tricks
  • 8. Thanks AJ Cann!
  • 9. Harzing’s P or PPublish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academiccitations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes thesefor:• Total number of papers Google Scholar / H or H might• Total number of citations be best for:• Average number of citations per paper • Business, Administration,• Average number of citations per author• Average number of papers per author Finance & Economics;• Average number of citations per year • Engineering, Computer• Hirschs h-index and related parameters Science & Mathematics;• Egghes g-index• The contemporary h-index • Social Sciences, Arts &• The age-weighted citation rate Humanities.• Two variations of individual h-indices• An analysis of the number of authors per paper.The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (forpasting into other applications) or savedTraining resourcesA 15-minute audio & slide presentation on citation analysis and Publish or Perish can befound on Slideshare.
  • 10. ISI Web of Kn​owledge / Web of Science
  • 11. Elseviers Scopus
  • 12. Getting in with Scopus Note: VERY useful for future searches
  • 13. Scopus correspondswith Google Scholarcitations for papers
  • 14. UCT patent info from RCIPS Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services Department of Research and Innovation 2 Rhodes Avenue (Corner Main Road) Mowbray 7701 Sample of printout from Email: Innovation@uct.ac.za database kept by RCIPS for Tel: +2721 650 4015 Reception:+2721 650 4015 each UCT inventor Date: 15 October 2012 Patent PortfolioInventor: E.P. Rybicki*Address 34 Uitvlugt Road, Pinelands Nationality: South African 7405 Department: Molecular & Cell Ed. Rybicki@ gmail.com Biology, Dept of*Please Advise RCIPS, of any changes to your detailsStatus Definitions:
  • 15. Patent records Patent Family: HIV DNA Vector Patent Expression System Incorporating a Family Title: Capsid Promoter Sequence as an Enhancer of a Cytomegalovirus PromoterComplete List of Inventors: Rybicki E.P., Tanzer F.L. Concise listing of inventors, claims, etcPatent The amended claim set for Entry into National Phase covers the following:Description : - A method for enhancing expression of a transgene from the CMV promoter using a sequence of a capsid promoter (Pcap) element or a reverse complement thereof (PcapR) which is at least 80% identical to any one of the following sequences: 184 bp Pcap and PcapR fragments from PCV-1; equivalent regions from the canary, goose, duck, columbid, gull, and finch circoviruses, BFDV and PCV-2; linearized PCV-1 and its reverse complement; and PCV-1 Prep with deletion of the Rep/Rep’ protein binding sites and 5’ truncated rep gene. The capsid promoter element or reverse complement thereof can be inserted immediately upstream (5’) of the CMV promoter or up to 1100 bp upstream of it. - The above method wherein the capsid promoter element or reverse complement thereof is from a parvovirus (specifically canine parvovirus) or an anellovirus (specifically a torque teno virus or torque teno mini virus). - The expression cassette itself (Pcap element + CMV promoter) - A vector including the expression cassette - A DNA vaccine or pharmaceutical composition including the expression cassette or vector (as
  • 16. - The above method wherein the capsid promoter element or reverse complement thereof is from a Patent records parvovirus (specifically canine parvovirus) or an anellovirus (specifically a torque teno virus or torque teno mini virus). - The expression cassette itself (Pcap element + CMV promoter) - A vector including the expression cassette - A DNA vaccine or pharmaceutical composition including the expression cassette or vector (as well as methods of treating HIV/AIDS etc.)Full list of countries where filed, status, grant numbers and vital dates At the meeting in November 2007 to discuss the future of the SAAVI patents it was agreed that we should proceed to national phase with this patent in the following countries: Europe, USA, ARIPO, India, Namibia, SA and Brazil. Application Region Application Application Status Grant Grant Date Type Number Number Date 08-Nov-05 South Africa Provisional 2005/09036 closed 08-Nov-06 08-Nov-06 PCT PCT PCT/IB2006/003150 closed 07-May-08 08-May-08 Brazil National Phase PI0619665-9 Filed 08-May-08 08-May-08 ARIPO National Phase AP/P/2008/004476 Filed 08-May-08 08-May-08 India National Phase 4927/DELNP/2008 Filed 08-May-08 08-May-08 South Africa National Phase 2008/03928 Granted 2008/03928 30-Sep-09 08-May-08 United States National Phase 12/084,728 Filed 08-May-08 08-May-08 Europe National Phase 06820870.1 Filed 08-May-08
  • 17. Further analysis of impact• Deeper analysis of citations is possible using proprietary software. This allows: – Identification of multi/trans disciplinary groups publishing on a common theme – Assessment of impact of this work in terms of leadership of the field internationally or at UCT – Quick identification of international and local collaborators (see http://www.slideshare.net/edrybicki/uct- collaboration-2006-2010-res-indaba)
  • 18. UCT now has Spotlight!
  • 19. …so what does it do? UCT Competencies: size is proportional to number of publications; position and colours of lines indicate multidisciplinarity (more towards middle)
  • 20. Top Competencies:
  • 21. Pick a Competency: acircle is outlined and ininformation windowpops up This one happens to be me and mine…
  • 22. Click for more info: opens up an analysis page
  • 23. Drill down – see how the competency rates
  • 24. Click into Rank Lists – see where you are in the world
  • 25. …and where you are in your own institution
  • 26. …and where your institution ranks
  • 27. How to use this for the NRF / Faculty• NRF Assessment Biographical info (last 8 yrs): “My publishing impact has increased significantly since 2003: I now have 137 ISI-listed publications, a h-index of 25 and over 2200 citations, compared to a h-factor of 17, 70 publications and 783 citations in 2002.” My research group leads the world in a Distinctive Competency identified by SciVal Spotlight…• NRF Publications info: best research outputs Motivation : This article established that, unlike previous investigations, it was possible to get high-level expression of HPV-16 L1 protein via transient expression in plants, that it assembled into VLPs, and that it elicited neutralising antibodies in mice. It has been cited 34 times…• HR174 promotion / assessment info My research group leads the world in a Distinctive Competency identified by SciVal Spotlight…because of my group, UCT is top in the field of geminivirus diversity / Jane Austen / bullfrogs….
  • 28. How to do an institutional search Institutional / Unit / Department Review
  • 29. Limit to last 5 yearsModify search query with advanced tools
  • 30. Get all IIDMM publications for last 5 yrs
  • 31. Look at most cited
  • 32. How to use this for reviews• Institutional address searches via Scopus (NOT ISI!) allow easy retrieval of papers over a given time period by people who would otherwise have been missed (or forgotten)• The impact of the publications can very simply be assessed• Cognate searches done on other Depts / institutes can be done as easily for comparative purposes: eg “we score as highly as the Universities of Sydney / Auckland / Hyderabad…”