Measuring Research Impact: Introduction to Citation Metrics 2013 Sheryl Adam | Dean Giustini | UBC reference librarians | February 19th, 2013 | K216: 11am-noon AGENDA I. Introductions ~ our names ~ your names II. Overview of issues | tools III. Practice time for Google scholar | Web of Science IV. DiscussionResources, powerpoints & links from this presentation can be found near the top of this wiki: http://hlwiki.caDatabases & Tools (see also page 2) • ImpactStory Tell the full story of your research impact is an experimental tool that is co- authored by a UBC postdoctorate researcher Heather Piwowar that combines internet metrics with traditional scholarly metrics • Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS) provides access to articles that cite other articles; impact factors; separate sections for social sciences, arts and humanities, and science. 23 million source papers. Companion tool is InCites (new to UBC Library) • Google scholar citations - keep track of your citations; check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics • Wikipedia Cite-o-Meter, Top 100 publishers by citations in Wikipedia # of times journal articles from particular publishers are cited in 100 largest WikipediasArticles to read later • Abbott A. Do metrics really matter? Nature. 2010;465:860-862. • Bergstrom C. Eigenfactor: measuring the value and prestige of scholarly journals. College & Research Library News. 2007. • Bollen J, Van de Sempel H, Hagberg E. A principal component analysis of 39 scientific impact measures. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(6):e6022. • Bornmann L. Citation impact of papers published from six prolific countries: a national comparison based on InCites data. arXiv. 3 May 2012. • Harzing Anne-Wil. The publish or perish book: your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis. Tarma Software Research Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 2010. • Kousha K, Thelwall M. Google book search: citation analysis for social science & the humanities. JASIST. 2009;60(8):1537-1549. doi: 10.1002/asi.21085 • Li X, Thelwall M, Giustini D. Validating online reference managers for scholarly impact measurement. Scientometrics. 2011;91(2):461-471. • Vanclay JK. Impact factor: outdated artefact or stepping-stone to journal certification? Scientometrics. 2012;92(2):211-238.
Citation metrics – Where can I find them? Databases Subject(s) Tips for searching UBC Access Link No citing referencesABI/Inform International business but bibliographies are http://resources.library.ubc.ca/4Global information; US-mostly searchable Use "CitedAcademic Journals in 99% of References" feature,Search http://resources.library.ubc.ca/196 disciplines top blue tab (mainComplete search page) Use "Cited Thousands of businessBusiness Source References" feature, journals from 1965 to http://resources.library.ubc.ca/912Complete top blue tab (main present search page) Select “SummaryPlus”Elsevier Journals published by or “Full Text + Links” & http://resources.library.ubc.ca/494ScienceDirect Elsevier then “Cited By” Books, journals, Narrow by disciplineGoogle Scholar proceedings, more in and/or date in http://scholar.google.com& Google Books most disciplines; advanced search coverage unclear Books, essays, journal Use "CitedHistorical articles on European & References", top blue http://resources.library.ubc.ca/324Abstracts World history (1955-) tab (main page) Journals, proceedings,IEEE Xplore "Cited by" feature is in books, standards, http://resources.library.ubc.ca/558Digital Library brief display engineering, compsci Full text from most Full display, see Items disciplines; esp. socialJSTOR citing this item; http://resources.library.ubc.ca/49 sciences & humanities results from GS 1800 -MathSciNet Mathematical sciences See full display for http://resources.library.ubc.ca/90
citations, listed upper literature right Click citation check Open access box & “Cited in PMC”PubMed Central http://pubmedcentral.gov biomedical research from display pull- down menu Use "Find Cited Books, book chapters,PsycINFO Articles", and then http://resources.library.ubc.ca/159 journals & more Cited by “Cited By” buttons areSociological Books, book chapters, available in full http://resources.library.ubc.ca/662Abstracts journals & more records Science (1900-present) Times Cited; useWeb of Science | Social Sciences (1956- "Cited Reference present) | Arts & http://resources.library.ubc.ca/277& InCites Search" tab for most Humanities (1975- complete search present) “Cited By” buttons inWorldwide International journal full records; seePolitical Science literature in political http://resources.library.ubc.ca/919 documents withAbstracts science & related fields shared references
EVALUATION OF THIS SESSION – ADAM/GIUSTINII. How useful was this session? Very useful Useful Not Useful At AllComments: _________________________________________________________II. On a scale of 1 to 5, how important are future library sessions on the following:Google scholar searchingVery important Important Neutral Not Important Don’t knowWeb of Science (author impact-journal impact)Very important Important Neutral Not Important Don’t knowInCites (institutional impact)Very important Important Neutral Not Important Don’t knowComments: _________________________________________________________III. How likely are you to attend an advanced session on this topic in the future?Extremely likely Likely Neutral Not Likely DependsComments: _________________________________________________________