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Early Career Tactics to Increase Scholarly Impact

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Research impact metrics and strategies for doctoral students and pre-tenure faculty.

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Early Career Tactics to Increase Scholarly Impact

  1. 1. Early Career Tactics to Increase Scholarly Impact Elaine Lasda Bergman Dewey Graduate Library iLearn Workshop
  2. 2. Making it in Academia • Service • Teaching • Scholarship
  3. 3. Measuring Impact •Measure why? •Measure what? •Measure how?
  4. 4. Some Key Resources •Web of Science •Scopus •Google Scholar
  5. 5. Some Key Measures http://pngimg.com/upload/key_PNG3378.png
  6. 6. Journal Level Metrics • Journal Impact Factor • Eigenfactor • SNIP • SJR • Google Scholar Metrics
  7. 7. Journal Metrics Exercise • Split up into 3 teams. Each team search for the Journal of Educational Psychology in one of the following: – Web of Science – Scopus – Google Scholar Metrics • How do the results differ? Why?
  8. 8. Newer, Bigger Concerns with JIF http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2013/may/17/science-policy
  9. 9. Author Level Metrics • h-Index • Variations on h index • Eigenfactor • Author Identifier(s)
  10. 10. Author Exercise • Elaine M. Lasda Bergman • Elaine M. Lasda • Elaine L. Bergman • ORCID ID 0000-0002-9498-7074 Search in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar Citations. Differences? Why is the ORCID ID handy?
  11. 11. Article Level Metrics • Citation metrics • Usage metrics • Alternative metrics
  12. 12. Article Exercise
  13. 13. Altmetric Bookmarklet
  14. 14. Strategies to Increase Visibility & Maximize Impact http://orig02.deviantart.net/174e/f/2008/253/e/a/it_will_blow_your_mind__color__by_thecrazymonkeyhen.jpg
  15. 15. Get Published in a Key Journal •Bibliometric approach •Reputation approach
  16. 16. Open Access
  17. 17. OA Journal Models http://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/c.php?g=144567&p=946137ck Green OA Traditional Open Access Journals • Journals established by digital commercial or nonprofit publishers for the sole purpose of publishing open access content • Typically utilize a Creative Commons Attribution License for publishing • Authors usually retain their copyright. • Different funding strategies used to support the journal: • Advertising • Membership fees • Author fees (money may come from the author or more likely the author's research grant) • Can be waived in cases of financial hardship • Subsidies from institutions such as universities, laboratories, research centers, libraries, foundations, museums or government agencies Hybrid Open Access Journals • Journals where only some of the articles are open access • Open access status requires the payment of a publication fee/ processing fee to the publisher • Definition of open access may vary according to publisher Delayed Open Access Journals Delayed Open Access Journals • Traditional subscription-based journal • Provide open access or free access after the elapse of an embargo period following the initial date of publication • Embargo periods vary from a few months to two or more years • Journal subscription or individual article purchase required to view articles prior to the end of the embargo period • Model adopted by many scholarly society journals
  18. 18. Other OA Models GOLD OA Institutional Repository Scholars Archive Subject/Discipline-Specific Repositories ERIC ICPSR OpenSky Author's Personal Website http://rmpruzek.com/
  19. 19. Scholarly Networking • Academia.edu • ResearchGate • CiteULike • Mendeley • Faculty of 1000 • Zenodo
  20. 20. Collaborate, Publicity, Discoverability • Press Releases • Search Engine Optimization • Database Alerts • Disciplinary e-mail lists • Mainstream Social Media
  21. 21. Other Cool Options • Becker Model – https://becker.wustl.edu/impact-assessment • PeerEvaluation – http://www.peerevaluation.org • Kudos – https://growkudos.com • Hypothes.is – https://hypothes.is/ – https://via.hypothes.is/http://libguides.library.albany.edu/citesearch
  22. 22. 3 “Quick Hits” to Get Started https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2013/07/13/01/11/wow-155268_960_720.png
  23. 23. Thank You for Coming! Questions? Elaine Lasda Bergman Subject Librarian, Dewey Library elasdabergman@albany.edu http://slideshare.net/librarian68

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