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Making an impact with your publications

  1. 1. Your Research Impact: how to make an impact with your publications Workshop organised via the SDU Jenny Campbell Liaison Librarian Robinson Library University Library
  2. 2. Overview and objectives This workshops looks at ways of helping you make an impact with your research Things to consider pre-publication  Create an (academic) online profile  Understand & use the Journal Citation Report (JCR) and other journal ranking tools  Understand Open Access publishing models  Understand how to apply for OA publishing funds at Newcastle University University Library
  3. 3. Workshop (2) overview – Measuring Impact  Workshop two looks at measuring the impact of your research publications (post-publication)  citation counting & mapping  h-index  social media & altmetrics  Thursday 30th January  2.00pm – 4.00pm  Barn cluster, Robinson Library University Library
  4. 4. Think about your impact  Before submitting your work, make sure all your publications count…  Decide on the form of your name and be consistent  Use the agreed form of the University‟s name and / or research group University Library
  5. 5. Create a profile Author identifier tools  ResearcherID  integrated with Web of Knowledge)  assigned unique identifier to avoid author mis-identification  Compatible with ORCID  Scopus Author affiliation tool  Also compatible with ORCID  ORCID  Free, not-for profit – links with other author id systems Build an online academic profile  ResearchGate   LinkedIN University Library
  6. 6. How do you decide where to publish?          Subject knowledge Word of mouth In the journals you / your peers read Reputation of the journal Purpose of your article Intended audience Where your peers are publishing You just „know‟ Journal ranking tools provide quantitative information University Library
  7. 7. Journal ranking tools  Journal Citation Reports  Journal Impact Factor (2 year)  5 year Impact Factor  Immediacy Index number  Cited half-life  Emerging tools  Eigenfactor  SCImago Journal Rank Indicator (SJR)  Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)  (SCOPUS Journal Analyser – for SJR & SNIP) University Library
  8. 8. Journal Citation Reports (JCR)         Part of Web of Knowledge Original journal ranking tool Developed in the 1950s Covers science & social science subjects Search for individual journal title Compare groups of journals by subject category Issued annually (current edition 2012) Provides a range of metrics for a journal  Impact of a journal over 2 or 5 year period  How quickly do articles get cited (immediacy index)  Does citing continue over a long period of time? (cited half life)  Key metric in the JCR – 2 year Journal Impact Factor University Library
  9. 9. How is the 2 year IF calculated? The 2 year impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited up to two years after publication. i.e. The 2012 impact factor for a journal = “the number of times that articles published in 2010-2011 were cited during 2012” divided by “the number of articles published in 2010-2011” University Library
  10. 10. Limitations of the JCR       Only covers journals indexed in the Web of Science Known subject weaknesses e.g. engineering US bias May not cover new or niche subject areas New titles not covered for 2-3 years Can't easily compare IFs between different subjects – data not normalized University Library
  11. 11. Eigenfactor  Free web-based service  Also part of JCR (uses WoS data)  A single citation from a high quality journal may hold more value than multiple citations from peripheral journals  The Eigenfactor of a journal is based on the citations it receives from other journals, where citations from highly ranked journals are given more weight than others University Library
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  14. 14. SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator)  Part of Scopus and also available at  Similar to Eigenfactor…  Assigns higher value to citations from more prestigious journals  Weights citations according to the status of the citing journal  Aims to measure journal prestige rather than popularity University Library
  15. 15. SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)  Part of Scopus and also available at  Takes a research field‟s citation frequency into account  Citation practices vary across disciplines – SNIP corrects / normalises these subject differences so comparisons between journals in different subjects can be made University Library
  16. 16. Scopus Journal Analyzer  Both SJR and SNIP are integrated into the Scopus Journal Analyzer  Select and compare up to 10 journals  University Library
  17. 17. SJR University Library
  18. 18. SNIP University Library
  19. 19. Want to know more about journal ranking tools? Research Impact Library Guide University Library
  20. 20. Open Access publishing  Open access publishing provides online access to scholarly research which is:  Free - the end user does not have to pay any subscriptions or fees to read the full text  Unrestricted - the reuse permissions allow the author and the end user to make full and free use of the material: they can view, download, print, copy, share and create derivative works from the material, as long as they credit the original author  This can include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, monographs, book chapters, theses, research data…  More info at University Library
  21. 21. Benefits of OA publishing For the author • Enhanced visibility • Wider readership • Increased impact • More citations • Compliance with funder requirements For the institution • Showcase for research • Maximum impact for their research • REF requirement (for the future?) For a researcher • Access to materials to which their library doesn’t subscribe For society in general • Publicly funded research should be freely available • Developing countries have access to cutting edge research University Library
  22. 22. Routes to OA University Library
  23. 23. Newcastle University ePrints Free access to peerreviewed research produced by Newcastle University staff (where uploaded) Journal articles Conference papers Book chapters Staff can upload via MyImpact Bibliographic records extracted from WoK Contact University Library
  24. 24. Funding Council Requirements  Research Councils UK (RCUK)  From 1 April 2013 all articles arising from research funded by RCUK must be made open access.  This can be gold open access or green open access.  Check with journal to see if self-archiving in OA repository is permitted. i.e. Green  If you want the publisher to make your article Open Access i.e. Gold – there‟s usually an Article Processing Charge (APC) fee to be paid – check to see if you‟re eligible to apply for RCUK funding.  Wellcome  Since 2006, all research papers must be made available through PubMed Central / Europe PubMed within six months of date of publication.  Apply for OA APC funds from the library. University Library
  25. 25. Funding Council Requirements Info about other funders‟ requirements available at Also at University Library
  26. 26. Funders’ requirement University Library
  27. 27. Who owns the copyright? It depends!  On your employer/institution  (copyright on all materials submitted for higher degrees remains with candidate – BEWARE third party rights)  On your contract agreement  On the publisher‟s policies For more information     Research & Enterprise Services (University policies) SHERPA ROMEO (publishers‟ policies) Web2Rights (Web 2.0 and IPR) Ask the Library – email University Library
  28. 28. What does the journal permit? University Library
  29. 29. More links and information… Newcastle University Library: Research Impact Newcastle University Open Access Additional tutorials and handouts MyRI: Measuring my Research Impact University Library
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