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Describes changes in scholarly publishing, and explains different options for open access. Tools for measuring journal impact such as Journal Citation Reports, SCImago and Ulrichsweb are highlighted and bibliometrics are described. Some altmetrics are considered

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  • Swan looked at 31 analyses of Open access. Summary data from these studies are provided below.The original aim was to test whether there was an overall rise in citations for an Open Access body of literature. There certainly was not, even early on, an expectation amongst the thinkers on this topic that OA can work magic and make the uncitable suddenly citable. Citability rests upon the quality, relevance, originality and influence of a piece of work. Research reports that add little or nothing to development or thinking in a field earn little or no attention from other researchers, even if they can be readily accessed.  MeasureResultStudies finding a positive Open Access citation advantage 27Studies finding no Open Access citation advantage (or an OA citation disadvantage) 4  
  • Three examples of how funding for research is being legislated or regulated with respect to access of the results.Understanding by government of the need to widely/freely disseminate the results of research – political will.Academics want to publish OA. Government wants academics to publish OA.
  • Massive generalisations.Beale’s list of predatory publishers – currently under legal scrutiny.Review – peer review includes accuracy and importance – does OA only cover accuracy?What drivers from public funding affect scholarly communication?
  • Marsden contract states that researchers must ensure research findings must be ‘made public within a reasonable period of time’. The report should include which data and sample repositories will be used to store metadata, data, and samples collected.
  • 8,000 science journals2,600 social science journalsSearch by journal title or by discipline (or linked from article page in Web of Science)Rank alphabetically (default) or by Total cites, Impact factor, Immediacy factor and more...http://ezproxy.canterbury.ac.nz/login?url=http://isiknowledge.com/jcr
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    1. 1. Where to publish Anton Angelo Research Data Co-ordinator Peter Lund Academic Liaison Manager UC Library
    2. 2. Agenda • Changing landscape of scholarly publishing • Open access • UC Research Repository • Journal impact measures • Article impact metrics
    3. 3. Changing landscape Scholarly Publishing Serials Crisis Finch report PLOS / ArXiv / Research Gate Funders mandates
    4. 4. Benefits of Open Access • Satisfies the requirements of research funders requiring open access publication, such as Marsden, UK Research Councils, the NIH, Wellcome Trust and many others - see SHERPA/JULIET • Bigger impact - potential for greatly increased dissemination and citation • Ameliorates the effects of the serials crisis • More equitable impact – access is for all, not just those who can afford journal subscriptions. • Supports technology transfer of UC research to the community and to business
    5. 5. Citation advantage of OA Size of OA citation advantage when found (and where explicitly stated by discipline) % increase in citations with Open Access Physics/astronomy 170 to 580 Mathematics 35 to 91 Biology -5 to 36 Electrical engineering 51 Computer science 157 Political science 86 Philosophy 45 Medicine 300 to 450 Communications studies (IT) 200 Agricultural sciences 200 to 600 Alma Swan (2010)
    6. 6. Finch, FASTR & OECD the overseas experience •Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings •Accepted by the UK Govt. last year •Recommends Gold OA •Under Review Finch •Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act • Introduced to US Congress last year. •Mandates Green OAFASTR •Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding •2007 •“access at cost of dissemination” OECD
    7. 7. Who pays? Gold • Journal Articles • Payment from author (research grant, or centrally funded?) • Predatory publishing? • Double Dipping? Green • Articles, Theses, Data … • Funded from institution? • Rigorous review?
    8. 8. Gold route RCUK Policy on Open Access and Supporting Guidance (2012): The Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy supports both ‘Gold’ and ‘Green’ routes to Open Access, though RCUK has a preference for immediate Open Access with the maximum opportunity for reuse Gold route requires researchers to pay article processing charges (APCs). How much is UC currently paying for Article Processing Charges? From April 2013 Funding for Open Access arising from UK Research Council‐supported research will be available through a block grant awarded directly to research organisations.
    9. 9. Green route: UC Research Repository • Over 3 million item downloads to date • 2nd biggest IR in NZ 3,220 4,326 Preprints of PBRF Research Theses
    10. 10. UC Research Repository • Demonstration
    11. 11. Popular UCRR Theses Thesis Downloads Lloyd, Caleb Charles (2009) A Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engine for Power Generation. Thesis for Master of Engineering, University of Canterbury. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 27,465 Lohmeyer, Martin (2008) The Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands Dispute. Thesis for Master of Law, University of Canterbury. Law. 21,142 Pawlowski, Ilona Paulina (2007) Sex in Women's Magazine Advertising An analysis of the degree of sexuality in women's magazine advertising across age demographics and women's responses.. Thesis for Master of Arts, University of Canterbury. Political Science and Communication. 19,218 Ember, Adrienna (2008) Enlarged Europe, shrinking relations? the impacts of Hungary's EU membership on the development of bilateral relations between New Zealand and Hungary. Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canterbury. Thesis for Master of Arts, University of Canterbury. European Studies. 16,595
    12. 12. Popular UCRR Articles Research Output Downloads Cubrinovski, M., Ishihara, K. (2001) Correlation between penetration resistance and relative density of sandy soils. Istanbul, Turkey: 15th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 27-31 Aug 2001. 393-396. 12,651 Schurr, Vida.(2009) Assessment for learning in infant and toddler education and care : a study of teachers' talk and practice at one centre. University of Canterbury. College of Education 10,131 Bell, S.C., Bodger, P.S. (2007) Power Transformer Design Using Magnetic Circuit Theory and Finite Element Analysis - A Comparison of Techniques. Perth, Australia: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2007, 9-12 Dec 2007. Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2007, 6pp. 9,358 Pampanin, S., Calvi, G.M., Moratti, M. (2002) Seismic Behavior of R.C. Beam- Column Joints Designed for Gravity Only. London: 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sep 2002. 726. 7,495 Fee, C.J., Van Alstine, J.M. (2005) PEG-proteins: Reaction engineering and separation issues. Chemical Engineering Science, 61(3), pp. 924-939. 6,852
    13. 13. UCRR Deposit rates 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 PBRF Research Deposited Into the UCRR About 12% of items detailed in Profiler have a presence in the UCRR
    14. 14. International mandates • ROARMAP - list of universities with an institutional mandate • Over 170 universities internationally have institutional mandates • (Including: Imperial College, Edinburgh, Nottingham, MIT, QUT, Princeton, Trinity College Dublin, ...)
    15. 15. ISI Journal Citation Reports What they do • Allows comparison and evaluation of journals using citation data drawn from scholarly and technical journals. Contains data from journals in science, technology and social sciences. Metrics • Total Cites • Impact factors • Immediacy Index • Eigenfactor score Limitations • Little use in arts • Ineffective for new journals Demonstration • Access from Library Databases webpage
    16. 16. Bibliometrics in JCR • Total cites - the total number of times that each journal has been cited by all journals included in the database within the current JCR year. • Impact Factor - identifies the frequency with which an average article from a journal is cited in a particular year. • Immediacy Index - measures how frequently the average article from a journal is cited within the same year as publication. This number is useful for evaluating journals that publish cutting-edge research. • Eigenfactor Metrics are based on the JCR cited journal data and consider not just the counts of citations a journal receives but also the significance of the journals as a whole to measure citation influence in the scholarly literature.
    17. 17. SJR: Scimago Journal and Country Rank What it does • The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Metrics • Total Cites • H Index • SJR indcator Limitations • Elsevier Demonstration • Covers 19,000 journals
    18. 18. SJR bibliometrics • SJR - measures the journals impact, influence or prestige. It expresses the average number of weighted citations received in the selected year by the documents published in the journal in the three previous years • H-Index – the journal’s number of articles (h) which have received at least h citations over the whole period
    19. 19. Ulrichs Web What it does • Contains listings of 300,000 currently published journals, newsletters, and annuals, as well as discontinued publications. It also contains complete names and addresses of journal publishers. Limitations • Use to find Publisher, Absracting and Indexing databases Demonstration • Limnology
    20. 20. Identifiers Identification Schemes - ORCID and Researcher ID (ISI) • In order to increase the impact of their research, UC researchers need to be precisely identified.
    21. 21. 3rd party ‘repositories’ ArXiv Physical sciences archive – preprint repository http://arxiv.org/ PLoS Reviewed ‘journal’ http://www.plosone.org/ Research Gate Commercial research repository https://www.researchgate.net/home.Home.html Impact Story Article Level Metrics – Impact beyond scholarly citations http://impactstory.org/ PeerJ Arts /humanities focused ‘journal’ https://peerj.com/
    22. 22. Questions? For more information consult the Scholarly Communication subject guide http://canterbury.libguides.com/scholarly or contact us: • anton.angelo@canterbury.ac.nz • peter.lund@canterbury.ac.nz
    23. 23. References • Eysenbach, G. (2006). Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles. PLoS Biol, 4(5), e157. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040157 • Swan, A. (n.d.). The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and results to date - ePrints Soton. Retrieved May 6, 2013, from http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/268516/
    24. 24. Mandatory deposit of research Increase deposit rates • Opt out rather than opt in to the UC Research Repository. • ~12% of PBRF eligible items are currently deposited. Already exists for theses • Including embargos for sensitive research Would improve efficiency • Removes red tape (e.g. individual deposit licences) Commitment to open access • Ensures publicly funded research becomes publically available • Funders (Marsden, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council) increasingly require OA. • OA material more widely cited