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Where to publish


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Presented at the University of Canterbury Gradfest, "Where to publish" is a short presentation designed to help new postgraduate students think about new and non-traditional modes of publishing, such as Institutional and disciplinary repositories, the difference between gold and green Open Access, and other ways to make research more visible.

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Where to publish

  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. Where are you publishing now? Who has had something published? Where did you get it accepted? How did you find out where to submit it?
  4. 4. Changing landscape Serials Crisis Funders mandates Scholarly Publishing PLOS / ArXiv / Research Gate Finch report
  5. 5. 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. NZ National Science Challenges also require open data. • Bigger impact - potential for greatly increased dissemination and citation advantage • 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
  6. 6. Citation advantage of OA Size of OA citation advantage when found (and where explicitly stated by discipline) Physics/astronomy % increase in citations with Open Access 170 to 580 Mathematics 35 to 91 Biology -5 to 36 Electrical engineering 51 Computer science 157 Political science 86 Philosophy 45 Medicine Communications studies (IT) Agricultural sciences 300 to 450 200 200 to 600 Alma Swan (2010) The Open Access citation advantage: studies and results to date - ePrints Soton. Retrieved May 6, 2013, from
  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. Green route: UC Research Repository 3,220 4,326 Preprints of PBRF Research Theses • Over 3 million item downloads to date • 2nd biggest IR in NZ
  9. 9. UC Research Repository • Demonstration
  10. 10. Popular UCRR Theses Thesis 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. Downloads 27,465 Lohmeyer, Martin (2008) The Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands Dispute. Thesis for Master of Law, University 21,142 of Canterbury. Law. 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
  11. 11. 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. BeamColumn 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
  12. 12. International mandates • ROARMAP - list of universities with an institutional mandate • 180 universities internationally have institutional mandates • (Including: Imperial College, Edinburgh, Nottingham, MIT, QUT, Princeton, Trinity College Dublin, ...)
  13. 13. 3rd party ‘repositories’ ArXiv Physical sciences archive – preprint repository PLoS Reviewed ‘journal’ Research Gate Commercial research repository Impact Story Article Level Metrics – Impact beyond scholarly citations PeerJ Arts /humanities focused ‘journal’
  14. 14. ISI Journal Citation Reports What they do Metrics Limitations Demonstration • 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. • • • • Total Cites Impact factors Immediacy Index Eigenfactor score • Little use in arts • Ineffective for new journals • Access from Library Databases webpage
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. SJR: Scimago Journal and Country Rank What it does Metrics Limitations Demonstration • 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. • Total Cites • H Index • SJR indcator • Elsevier • Covers 19,000 journals
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Making you and your data more visible Dryad Figshare • Biomedical Data • Small Fee • • Figures, slides • Free • ORCiD • Identify Yourself • Free •
  20. 20. Impact Scholarly Public • 17 Million Potential Viewers • 3 Billion Potential Viewers Impact Industry Government • Research & Development • Public Policy Pat Loria
  21. 21. Examples of Altmetrics Services GIT Facebook Twitter SCOPUS Google Plus
  22. 22. Questions? For more information consult the Scholarly Communication subject guide or contact your liaison librarian.
  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
  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