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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
  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
  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
  15. 15. Get Published in a Key Journal •Bibliometric approach •Reputation approach
  16. 16. Open Access
  17. 17. OA Journal Models 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
  19. 19. Scholarly Networking • • 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 – • PeerEvaluation – • Kudos – • – –
  22. 22. 3 “Quick Hits” to Get Started
  23. 23. Thank You for Coming! Questions? Elaine Lasda Bergman Subject Librarian, Dewey Library