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  • 1. Citation MetricsProcedures, Progress & Pitfalls Linda Galloway RCSC Unit Meeting April 5, 2012
  • 2. Scopus or Web of Science??Scopus Web of ScienceSciVerse Scopus is the world’s largest abstract Web of Science consists of nine databasesand citation database of peer-reviewed containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, bookliterature. series, reports, conferences, and more.• Contains 46 million records, 70% with abstracts • It fully covers over 12,000 major journals.• Nearly 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers • Create a visual representation of citation worldwide relationships with Citation Mapping • Capture citation activity and trends• Includes over 4.6 million conference graphically with Citation Report papers • Use the Analyze Tool to identify trends• Provides 100% Medline coverage and patterns Our subscription:Subscription includes: • Science Citation Index Expanded (1899-• 23 million records with references back to present) 1996 (of which 78% include references). • Social Sciences Citation Index (1898-• 21 million records pre-1996 which go back present) as far as 1823. • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975- present) Linda Galloway
  • 3. Other databases?Tasha received information that many of Ebsco& PQ databases offer citation analyses…I haveno familiarity with these services.Google Scholar is poised to become a player inthis arena – Google Scholar Profiles are easy touse and harvest data automatically.Google Scholar Metrics for Publications –released 4/1/2012 Linda Galloway
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  • 5. Why offer this service?• Build relationships with faculty & department chairs• Helps librarian learn about faculty members’ research areas• Assist in the evaluation of departments, programs and faculty• Really use the tools available to us• Fun and interesting• Sometimes not fun & stressful! Linda Galloway
  • 6. Part OneAttempt to assess the scholarly impact of adepartment (at Chair’s request).If you plan to use Scopus, as I do, create anaccount to save your work…. Linda Galloway
  • 7. Publication & Citation CountsFor a department…1. Decide on time frame to use – I use past year (2011), past 5 years (2007-2011) and past 10 years (2002-2011).2. Create & save a search (by affiliation): (AF-ID("Syracuse University" 60030551) OR AF- ID("University Syracuse" 105277074) OR AF-ID("Syracuse University London Centre" 101417035)) AND ((dept* W/1 bio*) OR ("life science* complex") OR (department W/1 biology)) Linda Galloway
  • 8. Search Alerts…. Linda Galloway
  • 9. Edit search with time frame:(AF-ID("Syracuse University" 60030551) OR AF-ID("University Syracuse" 105277074) OR AF-ID("Syracuse University London Centre" 101417035))AND ((dept* W/1 bio*) OR ("life science* complex") OR(Department W/1 Biology)) AND PUBYEAR IS 2010 Scopus has many help screens with useful information… Linda Galloway
  • 10. Check to make sure all pubs retrieved are from SU authors (may be grad students, postdocs, faculty, etc.) Linda Galloway
  • 11. Select correct pubs and ‘View Citation Overview’ Save the list, so you can work with the data later: i.e. ‘Biology ‘2007 Linda Galloway
  • 12. Export to RefWorks• I also export the list of articles to a RefWorks account and share the link with faculty.• Ask faculty to check to make sure all their publications are represented for each publication year.• Send a summary report to chair Linda Galloway
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  • 14. Further work:• Can analyze the journal impact factors where author’s most frequently publish.• Can compare publication rates, citation counts and impact factors to peer institutions.• Many more things… Linda Galloway
  • 15. Cited Reference Search in Scopus
  • 16. Choose ‘Author Search’ tab Enter author’s name in in correct format. In most cases, do not select ‘exact matches’.
  • 17. Scopus groups authors to aid indisambiguation. In thisexample, both grouped authors are the same person.
  • 18. Select author(s) and choose ‘Show Documents’
  • 19. Select only those articles attributable to author
  • 20. View Citation Overview
  • 21. Change date range, if desired
  • 22. What to do if you have more than one author profile in Scopus….
  • 23. Select YOUR author profiles – you may need to review all the articles associated with each author.
  • 24. Request to merge authorsLinda Galloway
  • 25. Merge process may take up to 3 weeks– but it’s in your best interest to have only one profile.
  • 26. Pitfalls• Depending on the data you retrieve, expect some unhappy customers…• Be prepared to defend your data and methods• Pre-emptively communicate how and why you collected the information you did• Stay strong! Linda Galloway
  • 27. Altmetricsaltmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics basedon the Social Web for analyzing, and informingscholarship.• Supplement to traditional peer-reviewed metrics• Looks at downloads & click-through rates• “Crowdsource peer-review”• Many tools currently available: – Google Scholar Profile/citations – Mendeley – Total-Impact – ReaderMeter – Plus, many more! Linda Galloway
  • 28. Questions??• Linda Galloway, or 315-443-9766• SciVerse/Scopus Citation Overview help: Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library April2012