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Maximising your communication impact – making altmetrics workss

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Presented as part of 3U INNOVEDIATE is an advanced summer programme that provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with skills and techniques to enable them to negotiate this media-intense world and to become effective communicators of their research and interests. http://3u.ie/3u-innovediate/

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Maximising your communication impact – making altmetrics workss

  1. 1. “Maximising your Communication Impact – Making Altmetrics work for you” Ciaran Quinn Research Support Librarian Maynooth University
  2. 2. Topics • Improving your Research Visibility & tracking your impact • Alternative Metrics/ All Metrics ▫ PlumX (EBSCO) ▫ Impact Story (& Orcid) ▫ Altmetrics.com (ProQuest & Scopus) ▫ Google Scholar Metrics (Publish Or Perish) ▫ Open Access • Academic Social Networking ▫ Mendeley (Elsevier)(9 million) ▫ Research Gate (9 million academics but more active & more papers)(Berlin based, Investors + Microsoft) ▫ Academia.edu (34 million academics, San Francisco) ▫ Social Science Research Network (SSRN )(Elsevier)
  3. 3. Context ! 1.8 million articles published each year, in about 28,000 journals • http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart- news/half-academic-studies-are-never-read- more-three-people-180950222/?no-ist
  4. 4. Citation Rates (based on WOS Data) • Dahlia Remler "12 percent of medicine articles are not cited, compared to about 82 percent (!) for the humanities. It’s 27 percent for natural sciences and 32 percent for social sciences (cite)“ • http://www.socialsciencespace.com/2014/04/h ow-few-papers-ever-get-cited-its-bad-but-not- that-bad/ • http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0809/0809.5 250.pdf
  5. 5. Natures Top 100 (WOS Data Oct 2014) • http://www.nature.com/news/the-top-100-papers-1.16224 • Experimental Methods papers ▫ Rank: 1 Citations: 305,148 ▫ Protein measurement with the folin phenol reagent. ▫ Lowry, O. H., Rosebrough, N. J., Farr, A. L. & Randall, R. J. ▫ J. Biol. Chem. 193, 265–275 (1951). • Software & Databases • Foundational discoveries ▫ However many so well known not cited !  E.g.Einstein’s special theory of relativity ! • Time (Older papers !)
  6. 6. Improving your Research Visibility • Traditional: ▫ Publish in High Impact Journals ▫ Gold Open Access ▫ Check your Author Identity/Disambiguation ▫ Link Research Question/Title/Keywords  Be findable ▫ Co Authors/Collaborate ▫ Advertise & Disseminate
  7. 7. Advertising & Disseminating Reaching a Wider Audience • University RIS System: Keep it updated ! ▫ http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/126217/publications • Open Access/Self Archive ▫ Institutional Repositories http://rian.ie/ (Irish) ▫ Open Access Journals https://doaj.org/ ▫ Subject Repositories http://www.opendoar.org/find.php  Increase readership & citations • General Social Media ▫ LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook/Emails ▫ Include links to your works unique identifier in the main body of the post  DOI, ArXiv ID, PubMed • Document Publishing ▫ Figshare (Data) , GitHub (Source Code) Slideshare (Presentations), Scribd (Publishing) ▫ PrePrints (arXiv, bioRxiv, FigShare) • Discussion Lists/Online Forum ▫ Do a lay summary of your work • Blogging: (Blogger, Wordpress) or Guest Blogging • Be Findable: Descriptive Title, Abstract, Keywords, ▫ Think of Humans & Machines looking for your work !
  8. 8. Can I track & understand my Digital Footprint/Social Reach ! • Usage (downloads, views) • Capturing (Saves, Bookmarks) • Mentions (Comments) • Social Media (Tweet) • Citations (Citation/Patent Indexes) ▫ PLos, Scopus, PubMed • There are tools that can look at this ▫ Possible alternative measures for Research Impact/Showcase your Research ▫ Opportunity to Track and Engage with your Audience ▫ Follow the conversation around your research
  9. 9. Altmetrics http://libguides.ucd.ie/bibliometrics/altmetrics • altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship. ▫ J. Priem, D. Taraborelli, P. Groth, C. Neylon (2010), Altmetrics: A manifesto, 26 October 2010. http://altmetrics.org/manifesto  Jason Priem: Co Founder Impact Story • A beginner's guide to Altmetrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6XawJ7-880
  10. 10. Value? • Complement traditional metrics • Societal Impact ▫ (Interaction with Public, Govt, Policy,other Researchers) • Speed (attention to research outputs) • Connecting with other Researchers • Linked to Open Access • Making a case for funding • Improve visibility of Non Western Research !
  11. 11. However • Measuring online attention around an article is not a measure of quality • Recent • Not Normalised • Not great at tracking information ▫ (need stable identifiers e.g. DOI’s) • Definition: What are they? • Gaming ! ▫ http://www.dcscience.net/2014/01/16/why-you- should-ignore-altmetrics-and-other-bibliometric- nightmares/
  12. 12. https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2015/#explore
  13. 13. Altmetric Integrations • Summon (ProQuest) ▫ Library Search • Scopus (Elsevier)
  14. 14. ProQuest's Summon (Library Search) & Altmetrics
  15. 15. Summon Altmetrics Integration
  16. 16. Altmetrics Software • Impact Story • PlumX (€) • Altmetrics.com (€) • Publish Or Perish • Google Scholar Citations
  17. 17. Impact Story Re-emerged recently as a free resource with Orcid ! http://v1.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
  18. 18. Orcid http://orcid.org/
  19. 19. PlumX Sources (Citations inc: Scopus, PubMed & Patents)
  20. 20. PlumX Case Study University of Pittsburgh https://plu.mx/pitt/g/
  21. 21. Maynooth PlumX Trial
  22. 22. Sorted by Usage
  23. 23. Researcher Profile
  24. 24. Sorted by Usage
  25. 25. Export Data Option
  26. 26. Analytics Orange = Citations Purple=Captures Blue=Social Media Green=Usage
  27. 27. Publish or Perish
  28. 28. Publish or Perish (Free Download Tool) • Google Scholar Data Freely available • Often show much higher levels of citations than WOS or Scopus  WOS & Scopus miss 60% of Google S but Google misses 40% of theirs (Harzing)  Google Scholar now linked into WOS citations • Caveats: ▫ Includes some non scholarly citations ▫ Uneven coverage (better Humanities, Social Science, Engineering) ▫ Weaker on older publication’s ▫ Duplications (due to Automatic Processing) • http://www.harzing.com/publications/white-papers/google- scholar-a-new-data-source-for-citation-analysis
  29. 29. Exploring Difference • Comparing: ▫ Publish or Perish ▫ Google Scholar Citations ▫ Scopus ▫ Web of Science • Case Study: ▫ Dr Dave Goulson, Sussex University  An example of how to get it right !  Metrics & Academic Social Networks
  30. 30. Publish or Perish (H Index: 55)(242 Docs)
  31. 31. Google Scholar Citations (310 Docs) (H Index 43 (since 2011, 59 All)
  32. 32. Scopus (240 Docs) (H Index 46)
  33. 33. Web of Science (256)(H Index 43)
  34. 34. Orcid (444 ?) Double Counting two ID’s?
  35. 35. Dave Goulson University Page
  36. 36. Goulson’s Lab (222 publications)
  37. 37. Sussex Research Online https://sro.sussex.ac.uk/
  38. 38. Open Access • Open Access Journals • Subject Repositories • Institutional Repositories ▫ Directory of Open Access Journals https://www.openaire.eu/ ▫ Open Aire ▫ https://www.openaire.eu/ ▫ Open DOAR (Directory Open Access Repositories) http://www.opendoar.org/index.html ▫ RIAN (Irish Research) ▫ http://rian.ie/ ▫ ArXiv.org  e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics (Cornell)
  39. 39. Open Access • https://www.openaire.eu/oa-overview
  40. 40. Downloads
  41. 41. Academic Social Networking ▫ Mendeley  (Elsevier)(9 million) ▫ Research Gate  (9 million academics but more active & more papers than Academia.edu)(Berlin based, Investors + Microsoft) ▫ Academia.edu  (34 million academics, San Francisco) ▫ Social Science Research Network (SSRN)  (Elsevier)
  42. 42. Academic Social Networking • Sharing your papers and following Research • Increase Citations? • Source of metrics (Reads, Citations) • Networking/Collaboration Potential • Some do Reference Management, Citations & Bibliographies (Zotero, Mendeley) • Caveats:  Not Open Access (Google can’t access)  Metrics from data in Network only (Quality?)  Not all Full Text  Copyright Issues (Check with your Publisher or Sherpa Romeo Website) • https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/do-academic-social- networks-share-academics-interests
  43. 43. Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/home
  44. 44. Research Gate
  45. 45. Mendeley https://www.mendeley.com/
  46. 46. Mendeley Home Page
  47. 47. SSRN Top Papers
  48. 48. SSRN Authors & Organisations
  49. 49. More Information http://myri.conul.ie/
  50. 50. Contact: ciaran.quinn@nuim.ie • http://ciarnthelibrarian.blogspot.ie/
  51. 51. Thanks !

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