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  • ‘Writing for publication booklet’Might not necessarily go for the journal with the highest impact at start of career
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  • Who owns the copyrightThe author?For academic papers universities usually allow authors to retain ownership Unless you sign away your copyright to the publisherCheck licence agreements, query with publisher, ask for non-exclusive licencesThe employer?if the work is created as part of employment other than academic papersThe publisher?The typography of a workWhatever is in the author’s contract!!

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  • Unlocking your research: where topublish for maximum impact Moira Bent & Julia RobinsonTracy Speeding at www.flickr.com/shutterbugsheep University Library
  • Researchers as producers as wellas consumers of information Part 1: Pre publication: Maximising your impact - How and where to publish • Journal impact factors to identify the best journal • Open access publishing – what and why • Alternative places to publish • Issues to be aware of • Plagiarism • Copyright Part2: Post Publication: Measuring your impact • Who has been reading it? • How often? • Where from? • Have I made a difference? University Library
  • Being an informed researcher Information Information Skills Behaviours• Finding • Understanding• Managing • Awareness• Creating • Habits and• Disseminating attitudesSo are you an informed researcher? University Library
  • Writing for publication? University Library Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimulator/3258082746/
  • Writing for publication : not me! Who me? I don’t know how to start – what to write, where to publish I don’t write well I don’t know the right kind of writing style I’m just not confident What if people criticise my writing or laugh at me? What if no one wants to publish it? I’ve got nothing to say I just don’t have time I don’t have to do it just yet….. University Library
  • Writing for Publication: why should I start now?  Reporting the results of research  Exploring your interest in a topic  Make an original contribution – I’ve got something to say  Self promotion – reputation, recognition, career  Networking with peers  It’s exciting, interesting, challenging, a new experience  My supervisor suggested it  Writing up a presentation  I think I’ll be good at it  Getting into practice for my thesis University Library
  • WfP: Getting startedStart small  Try “softer formats” – features, descriptive articles, commentaries, opinions.  Try less academic publications  New technologies – blogs, wikis  Write some book reviews  Publish your literature review  Write up a conference presentation  Publish a conference poster http://posters.f1000.com University Library
  • Before you start writing, decide What type of publication? • Journal article • Conference paper • Book chapter • Book review • Case study Factors to consider • Your motivation • Your message • Your audience • Your subject knowledge • Recommendation / Invitation /Word of mouth • Reputation of the journal • Journal ranking tools provide quantitative information University Library
  • Writing Development Centre http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/  Events and workshops  One to one support  Online Resources Level 2 Robinson Library wdc@ncl.ac.uk University Library
  • Think about your impact I want to be famous!Before submitting your work for publication…Make all your publications count Decide on the form of your name and be consistent Use the agreed form of your institution’s name and research group Register for a ResearcherID  http://isiwebofknowledge.com/researcherid/ And/or on academia.edu  http://newcastle.academia.edu/MoiraBent And/or on ResearchGate  http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moira_Bent/ And/or LinkedIn  http://www.linkedin.com/ University Library
  • How can Journal Ranking Tools help? Identify the How much impact (relative) does a specific importance of a journal have? journal Identify key Identify places in journals to read which to publish University Library
  • Journal Ranking tools Journal Citation Reports (JCR)  Journal Impact Factor (2 year)  5 year Impact Factor  Immediacy Index number  Cited half-life New and emerging journal ranking tools  Eigenfactor  SCImago Journal Rank Indicator (SJR)  Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)  SCOPUS Journal Analyser University Library
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Part of Web of Knowledge Original journal ranking tool First developed in the 1950s Cover science and social science subject areas Search for individual journal title Compare groups of journals by subject category Provides range of metrics for a journal  Impact of a journal over 2 or 5 year period  How quickly do articles get cited (immediacy index number)  Does citing continue over a long period of time? (cited half life) Key metric – 2 year Journal Impact Factor University Library
  • How is the Impact Factor calculated?The 2 year impact factor is a measure of the frequencywith which the "average article" in a journal has beencited up to two years after publication.The 2011 impact factor for a journal =“the number of times that articles that were published in2009-2010 were cited during 2011”divided by“the number of articles published in 2009-2010” University Library
  • Limitations of the Journal Citation Reports  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 University Library
  • ** New**Google starts ranking journalsGoogle Scholar Metrics (launched 1 April 2012) http://googlescholar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/google- scholar-metrics-for-publications.html Browse top 100 publications ordered by five-year h- index & h-median metrics Search for publication title Google Scholar Metrics covers many (but not all) articles published between 2007 and 2011 Includes journal articles only from websites that follow Google’s inclusion guidelines Plus small number of conference articles and preprints http://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_ven ues University Library
  • Open Access publishing Tracy Speeding at www.flickr.com/shutterbugsheep Making research outputs freely available with no barriers such as payment or passwords University Library
  • Understanding the process University Library
  • Benefits of Open Access publishing For the For a For society inFor the author institution researcher general• Enhanced • Showcase for • Access to • Publicly visibility research materials to funded• Wider • Maximum which their research readership impact for library should be• Increased their research doesn’t freely impact • REF subscribe available• Compliance • Developing with funding countries requirements have access to cutting edge research University Library
  • Funding Council requirementsResearch Councils UK (RCUK)• From 1st April 2013, support mixed approach (Gold OR Green)• If Gold, funding for APCs available through block grant to Newcastle University• If Green, maximum embargo 6 months (except AHRC and ESRC where max. 12 months)European Commission (Horizon 2020)• From 2014, support mixed approach (Gold or Green)• If Gold, APCs can be eligible for reimbursement by the European Commission• If Green, maximum embargo 6 months (except for articles in fields of social sciences and humanities where max. 12 months)If in doubt, search SHERPA JULIET University Library
  • Example: EPSRC University Library
  • Copyright: who owns what?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 policiesFor more information• Research & Enterprise Services (University policies)• SHERPA ROMEO (publishers’ policies)• Web2Rights (Web 2.0 and IPR)• Ask the Library – email eprints-admin@ncl.ac.uk University Library
  • Example: Journal of Animal Science University Library
  • Routes to OA University Library
  • Newcastle University ePrints Journal articles Free access to peer- Conference papers reviewed research Book chapters produced by Bibliographic Newcastle University Staff can records extracted staff (where upload via from WoK uploaded) MyImpact Search by keywordBrowse byauthor or year c.72,096 bib records c.5198 with f/t (7.2% of total) (as of 26/10/2012) Contact eprints-admin@ncl.ac.uk http://eprint.ncl.ac.uk/ University Library
  • Thank you for listening… Links and more information at:Research Impact: Making an impact and measuring the impact of your research http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/impact Open Access and ePrints http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/openaccesseprints Further online help (tutorials and handouts) at: MyRI: Measuring my Research Impact http://www.ndlr.ie/myri/ University Library