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  • Developing scholarly profile makes it easy to be discovered – caveat is to keep it up. Useful to yourself colleagues and
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  • The main point we want to get across: OA is a way to make our scholarship as widely available as possible. That’s the purpose of an OA policy.It’s the Internet + consent of the original copyright holder—the author—that makes all this possibleTalking about literature for which authors are not paid—mostly journal articlesWHY OA NOW?Internet, of course, has helped make this possibleBut also digital repositories that are able to store these electronic journal articles and make them freely available (RUcore)These 2 things have transformed the publication process.Publishers have also evolved to accommodate OAThis is a national & international movement, and has been going on for several years now.So open access is a broad and expanding conversation, encompassing open data, open educational resources, and moreWhat we’re talking about today is …
  • Public, taxpayer access No changes to your publication patternsDo more with your articlesMany studies show an increase in citation and/or research impact. Studies are pulled together at OpCitFrom GS—NB:Beyond that, with open access you can:Publish in your journal of choiceKeep your copyright – Know your rights as an author and take advantage of them to benefit the research community and readers worldwide. Don’t limit access to those who can afford it. Make it available to all. Pause a moment before giving them all away.Increase citation/research impact - There’s often a demonstrated increase in citation/research impact. If you’d like to see all the studies around this issue, visit this site. Hundreds of research articles
  • … we become stewards of our own scholarship. All of RU scholarship together allows anyone to take a holistic view of RU’s contribution, across disciplines
  • Both work well togetherPubMed Central has nearly 3 million of articles in it now.Rutgers supports arXivAll crawled by Google
  • -OA journals are popular in sciences; work well in terms of the policyMany RU authors find PLoS titles to be excellent outlets for their work; this works well with our repository; share a copy-OA journals can be very credible; have high Ifs/ PLoS Biology is highest impact factor in biology (JCR last few years, including 2011)-Springer is an example of an offer of hybrid OA; very little uptake; we already pay them (double dipping); Springer allows deposit of author final version anyway. No need to pay.-No predatory publishers (OMICS and others)From GS—NB:There’s also the gold road …Free-to-reader, free-to-libraries journals. Open Access journals from a variety of types of publishers produce articles that are free and openly available to readers on the internet. Open Access journals often differ only in business model while retaining the same markers of quality such as level of peer review or impact factor. Current trends show greater numbers of Open Access journals becoming available from a variety of types of publishers. Some traditional journals offer Open Access options for individual articles. There are many options for those that seek this “journals” route to Open Access.
  • - Under development- Research data can also be made open. -If desirable and possible, your data can also be deposited in RUcore. -Recent Obama administration directive specifically mentions opening up of data to the public that paid for it.-Data citation increases impact -Our data specialists are available for consultation
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    1. 1. Manage Your Online Profile, Maximize the Visibility of Your Work and Make an Impact! AAAS Annual Meeting 2014, Chicago February 14, 2014 Julia Gelfand, University of California, Irvine and Laura Bowering Mullen Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1
    2. 2. Why Are We Here? • So many opportunities to share your research online; learning about options • Increasing your research impact by using online tools • Find out about profiling, scholarly networking tools and making your work open access • Learn about citation metrics and the value of “altmetrics” for demonstrating impact • …and more 2
    3. 3. Finding vs Discovery: And Now Sharing • • • • Random information seeking Role of indexing & ranking tools Impact of Google Access issues – immediacy, subscription/ownership, free • Social Media • Altmetrics 3
    4. 4. Supporting Enhancements • Academic review – P & T • Relationships to funding • Responding to institutional & funder pressures & guidelines • Utilizes different sources of social media • Mobile access • Traces career trajectory 4
    5. 5. Measuring & Counting • Bibliometrics – Performance – Grants & External Funding – Competitiveness – Collaboration • Tools – Scopus – Google Scholar • My Citations • Citation Gadget – Publish or Perish • Publishing Outcomes – – – – Author Counts Citation Counts H-Index Journal Impact Factor • Tools – Web of Science • Citation Reports (JCR) – SCImago Journal & Country Rankings – Science-Metrix 5
    6. 6. Scholarly Profile • What is a profile? Why is it useful? – Benefits subject (You), your colleagues & profession • How does one create one? Major examples: – Scopus – Microsoft Academic Search – Google Scholar • Cautions: errors, incomplete info/citation duplication, naming conventions, reliability, access, must have ease & ability to update, … 6
    7. 7. Developing a Profile • Go to any of these sources & create user or scholar profiles – maintain accurate CV with published citations – – – – – Google Scholar Microsoft Academic Search Eigenfactor Web of Science – obtain a “Researcher ID” to create a citation report • Test information • If in need of help, ask a Librarian! 7
    8. 8. Example: Scopus Profile 8
    9. 9. Example: Microsoft Academic Search 9
    10. 10. Example: Google Scholar Search 10
    11. 11. New roles: Self-monitoring • Verify accuracy of data • Know what your colleagues are finding out about you & where • Learn who is reading & citing your work – builds community • Track colleagues working in your area – select their author profiles to follow – competitive intelligence 11
    12. 12. What is Open Access? “Open access is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research” --Wikipedia (October, 2013) 12
    13. 13. Benefits of Open Access  Retain some rights  Disseminate your research sooner  Reach more readers & researchers  Permanent links (DOIs) to use wherever you want  Increase citation/research impact 13
    14. 14. The Vehicle for Open Access: a Digital Repository  Many universities have an institutional repository (many disciplines do as well)  Crawled by Google; the research is discoverable to everyone on the web 14
    15. 15. Two Types of Repositories Subject repositories Institutional repositories 15
    16. 16. I want my to share my work online; is that OK with my publisher? • When your paper is accepted for publication, many publishers allow you to put your author version online in a digital repository. • Check the Sherpa/RoMeo website under your publisher or journal title to see what is allowed. 16
    17. 17. OA Publishers and Journals 17
    18. 18. The example of Science Translational Medicine (AAAS) 18
    19. 19. Two Roads to Open Access The Green Road archive in a repository The Gold Road publish in an open access journal 19
    20. 20. Open Access Journals (and many free open access journals too!) 20
    21. 21. Open Access to Data  Share your data with the world to the extent possible! Articles that include access to data are cited more often. (Piwowar, Priem)  Ongoing management and support for your data can be provided by institutional repositories or cloud services (FigShare, Dryad, many institutional repositories)  Tools and services; consultation may be provided by libraries, others  Free assistance with data management plans (NSF) found at many libraries  DOIs allow data citation 21
    22. 22. 22
    23. 23. Disambiguate yourself online; have an ID 23
    24. 24. Use “almetrics” to help tell the story of your impact 24
    25. 25. Pulling it all together by creating an impactful online presence • Make your work shareable (OA) via disciplinary or institutional repositories • Be clearly identified online with an ID (ORCID) • Participate in a profiling or sharing system • Make sure commercial profiling services have your information correct (follow your profiles) • Utilize altmetrics to “tell your story” in terms of impact (ImpactStory, etc.) • Promote your work in discipline-appropriate ways online (LinkedIN,, Google, traditional sharing) 25
    26. 26. Library Resources 26
    27. 27. Additional Resources • Scopus (by subscription) • Google Scholar – My Citations http// – Citation Gadget - • Harzing/Publish or Perish (POP)- • H index – how to compute • Thomson Reuter products (all subscription-based) – Web of Science – Researcher ID – Journal Citation Reports • Science-Metrix – • SCImago – 27
    28. 28. More… • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Microsoft Academic Search - Eigenfactor - CrossRef - DataCite - OpCit Database - RUCore Repository - UC eScholarship - Sherpa/RoMeo - PLOS - Figshare - Dryad - Orcid - ImpactStory – LinkedIn - – Examples of Library Guides covering related information – or 28
    29. 29. Questions? Julia Gelfand Applied Sciences and Engineering Librarian University of California, Irvine Laura Bowering Mullen Behavioral Sciences Librarian Rutgers Library of Science and Medicine 29