NRF Rating @ Unisa

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NRF Rating @ Unisa

  1. 1. USING THE UNISA LIBRARY’S RESOURCES FOR YOUR NRF RATING Personal Librarians Unisa Library
  2. 2. Outcomes • Create awareness of how the library can support your application for an NRF rating • List the information resources & retrieval tools to enhance your NRF application • Assistance in gathering evidence to demonstrate your scholarly impact and perceived reputation • Increase your visibility as a researcher
  3. 3. 1. Cited Reference Searching Citation analysis measures the impact and assumed quality of an article or author based on the number of times they have been cited by others. The number of times other scholars have cited your publications could indicate: • your impact in a discipline/research field • the estimated quality of your research • your perceived reputation
  4. 4. Citation Enhanced Databases & Tools Multi-disciplinary citation databases • Scopus (Elsevier) http://www.scopus.com • ISI Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) http://www.isiknowledge.com Open web resources (free) • Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com • Harzing’s Publish or Perish http://www.harzing.com
  5. 5. 2. Journal Impact Factors & Ranking Evaluates & compares journals using citation and other statistical data. The impact factor measures the number of times an article published in a particular journal is cited. Unisa Library Resources • ISI Journal Citation Reports • Scopus Journal Analytics • SciELO South Africa
  6. 6. 3. Citation Alerts & Tracking Subject database alerts track who is citing your research (document & author alerts). Output is either by e-mail or RSS feeds. Discover how your research is influencing newer research. Unisa Library Resources • ISI WoS alerts • Scopus alerts Open Web Resources • Google Scholar alerts
  7. 7. 4. Researcher Profiles Unique researcher profile and ID number: Links your publications & manages your personal information e.g. affiliation, publications, contact details, etc. Builds a visible, accurate & unique global public research profile. Useful for prospective collaboration on research projects. Unisa Library Resources • ISI WoS Researcher ID • Scopus Author Profile
  8. 8. 5. Hirch Index (H-Index) Measures scientific/scholarly productivity & impact. The metrics look at the number of publications and the number of citations per publication. Score could indicate the global status of a researcher – the higher the H-index score, the more influential the researcher. The H-index on Scopus, Google Scholar, Harzing’s & WoS may vary due to their coverage of the sources.
  9. 9. 6. Unisa Institutional Repository (UIR) http://uir.unisa.ac.za Unisa’s open access platform which hosts your scholarly output • Increased usage, visibility & impact • Open access publications are often read & cited more frequently • UIR is searchable via major search engines • Contact Ansie van der Westhuizen for submission rights vdwesapj@unisa.ac.za
  10. 10. 6. Unisa Institutional Repository (UIR) http://uir.unisa.ac.za Unisa’s open access platform which hosts your scholarly output • Increased usage, visibility & impact • Open access publications are often read & cited more frequently • UIR is searchable via major search engines • Contact Ansie van der Westhuizen for submission rights vdwesapj@unisa.ac.za

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