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Publishing for impact

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The starting point of my presentation is that you have carried out the most valuable, relevant and exciting research. This presentation is to point out to you some publishing tips that should be part of your publishing strategy. My goal is to make you think about a publication strategy. Your publication strategy. And assure that your research finds the best possible publication venue and is presented in the most optimal way.

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Publishing for impact

  1. 1. WOUTER GERRITSMA, VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM @WOWTER PUBLISHING FOR IMPACT
  2. 2. CHANGING THEMES IN SCIENCE Was: Publish or perish Is: Publish be cited or perish 2 Publishing for Impact
  3. 3. CONTENTS • What is article impact? • Write reviews • Journals with impact • Collaborate • Reference lists 3 Publishing for Impact
  4. 4. Beeldvullende foto met titel
  5. 5. HOW DO WE COMPARE NUMBERS? • Scientist Z. Math has a publication from 2004 with 17 citations • Scientist M. Biology has a publication from 2009 with 24 citations 5 Publishing for Impact
  6. 6. BASELINES IN THE FIELD OF MATHEMATICS 6 Publishing for Impact
  7. 7. BASELINES IN MOLCULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS 7 Publishing for Impact 0 100 200 300 400 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Years after publication Cumulativeno.citations Baseline top 10% top 1%
  8. 8. HOW DO WE NORMALIZE? Article Bruijnzeel et al. (2011) Hydrometeorology of tropical montane cloud forests: emerging patterns. Hydrological Processes 25:465 Citations 50 (in Web of Science) Journal: Hydrological processes Categorised by ESI in Environment/Ecology Baseline data for Environment/Ecology Article from 2011 on average: 10.82 citations; Top 10% 24 citations; Top 1% 84 citations Relative impact : 50 / 10.82 = 4.62 8 Publishing for Impact
  9. 9. WRITE REVIEWS! 9 Publishing for Impact Doc. type Publications RI %T10 %T1 Articles 11448 1.59 18.2% 2.1% Reviews 1049 2.85 37.3% 7.0% Aggregate 12497 1.69 19.8% 2.5% VU+Vumc publications 2012-2014 retrieved from Web of Science
  10. 10. IMPACT FACTORS 10 Publishing for Impact http://am.ascb.org/dora/
  11. 11. 50% OF ARTICLES IN A JOURNAL GENERATE 90% OF ALL CITES 11 Publishing for Impact Seglen, P. O. (1997). Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research. BMJ 314(7079): 497-502. http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/314/7079/497
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  13. 13. 13 Publishing for Impact Q1
  14. 14. 14 Publishing for Impact Q1 Q2
  15. 15. 15 Publishing for Impact Q1 Q2 Q3
  16. 16. 16 Publishing for Impact Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  17. 17. JOURNAL SELECTION AND ARTICLE IMPACT 17 Publishing for Impact
  18. 18. ARTICLES FROM VU+VUMC 2012-2014 18 Publishing for Impact Quartile Articles RI %T10 %T1 %Uncited Q1 6283 2.10 26.2% 3.4% 12.7% Q2 3137 1.11 10.9% 0.6% 22.7% Q3 1454 0.79 5.6% 0.4% 32.3% Q4 574 0.53 2.7% 0.2% 46.3% Aggregate 11448 1.59 18.2% 2.1% 19.6%
  19. 19. THE IMPACT FACTOR MATTHEW EFFECT "The journal in which papers are published have a strong influence on their citation rates, as duplicate papers published in high-impact journals obtain, on average, twice as many citations as their identical counterparts published in journals with lower impact factors." 19 Publishing for Impact Larivière, V. and Y. Gingras (2010). The impact factor's Matthew Effect: A natural experiment in bibliometrics. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61(2): 424- 427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.21232
  20. 20. NETWORKING 20 Publishing for Impact
  21. 21. COLLABORATE! 21 Publishing for Impact
  22. 22. RESEARCH COLLABORATION IN EUROPE & USA 22 Publishing for Impact Kamalski, J., & Plume, A. (2013). Comparative Benchmarking of European and US Research Collaboration and Researcher Mobility. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V. http://info.scival.com/research-initiatives/science-europe
  23. 23. MORE THAN 1000 AUTHORS! 23 Publishing for Impact
  24. 24. PHYSICS 24 Publishing for Impact
  25. 25. PHYSICS 25 Publishing for Impact http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.191803
  26. 26. UNIVERSITY – CORPORATE COLLABORATION 26 Publishing for Impact Kamalski, J., & Aisati, M.H. (2013). International comparative benchmark of Dutch research performance in TKI themes: Food Safety research. A report prepared by Elsevier for Agentschap NL.
  27. 27. UNIVERSITY – CORPORATE COLLABORATION 27 Publishing for Impact "The average scientific impact of university-industry papers is significantly above that of both university- only papers and industry-only papers" Lebeau, L. M., Laframboise, M. C., Larivière, V., & Gingras, Y. (2008). The effect of university-industry collaboration on the scientific impact of publications: The Canadian case, 1980-2005. Research Evaluation, 17(3), 227-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/095820208x331685
  28. 28. OPEN ACCESS CITATION ADVANTAGE Based on a study of “Nature Communications” • Open access articles are downloaded more than closed access articles • Open access articles are cited slightly more closed access articles Based on Finish research • Open access articles more shared on Twitter and Facebook 28 Publishing for Impact
  29. 29. OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING 29 Publishing for Impact Golden Road: PLoS, BMC, SpringerOpen, Sage Open • Directory of open access journals DOAJ (currently 10,000+ journals) • 25% of these are author pays model and 75% publish your article for free Green Road: Self-archiving in repositories e.g. VU-Dare • Most publishers allow uploading final peer reviewed author’s version to be uploaded. • Check Sherpa-Romeo
  30. 30. PUBLISH YOUR DATA 30 Publishing for Impact Henneken et al. (2011) "articles with links to data result in higher citation rates than articles without such links" http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.3618 Piwowar et al. (2007) "Sharing detailed research data is associated with increased citation rate http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0000308 Apart from archiving data, according to the code of conduct, sharing data increases visibility and citations to articles
  31. 31. YOUR REFERENCE LIST MATTERS 31 Publishing for Impact
  32. 32. YOUR REFERENCE LIST MATTERS 32 Publishing for Impact Articles that cite more references are in turn cited more themselves Webster, G. D., P. K. Jonason, et al. (2009). Hot Topics and Popular Papers in Evolutionary Psychology: Analyses of Title Words and Citation Counts in Evolution and Human Behavior, 1979 – 2008. Evolutionary Psychology 7(3): 348-362. http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/ep07348362.pdf To be the best, cite the best Borrowed from: Corbyn, Z. (2010). "To be the best, cite the best." Nature News, 13 October 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/news.2010.539 Reporting on the publication of Bornmann, L., F. de Moya Anegón, et al. (2010). Do Scientific Advancements Lean on the Shoulders of Giants? A Bibliometric Investigation of the Ortega Hypothesis. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13327 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0013327. The Price index, recency measure of references, was found to be the strongest influencing factor on citations Onodera, N., and F. Yoshikane. 2014. Factors affecting citation rates of research articles. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology: n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23209
  33. 33. ADVERTISE YOUR WORK • Be active at conferences • Have at least your Google Scholar profile, ResearcherId and up to date • Claim your ORCiD • Make use of social networking tools (LinkedIn, Researchgate, Mendeley, Academia.edu etc.) • Write, or expand, articles in the Wikipedia and refer to your thesis • Blog or tweet about your research and thesis research 33 Publishing for Impact
  34. 34. IMAGINE MICHAEL MÜLLER TWEETS 34 Publishing for Impact
  35. 35. WHICH HE ACTUALLY DOES 35 Publishing for Impact
  36. 36. TAKE HOME MESSAGES • Select your journal carefully • Collaborate • Advertise your work 36 Publishing for Impact
  37. 37. Universiteitsbibliotheek VU THANK YOU University Library VU University Amsterdam37 Publishing for Impact http://www.slideshare.net/wowter

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