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  • ‘Writing for publication booklet’Might not necessarily go for the journal with the highest impact at start of career
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  • Every significant source of ideas, data etc. should be formally acknowledged, whether you employ your own words to summarise the source or quote it word for word.
  • Who owns the copyrightThe author?For academic papers universities usually allow authors to retain ownership Unless you sign away your copyright to the publisherCheck licence agreements, query with publisher, ask for non-exclusive licencesThe employer?if the work is created as part of employment other than academic papersThe publisher?The typography of a workWhatever is in the author’s contract!!
  • Unlocking your research April2013

    1. 1. University LibraryUnlocking your research: writing andpublishing, making an impactMoira Bent &Julia RobinsonTracy Speeding at www.flickr.com/shutterbugsheep
    2. 2. University LibraryResearchers as producers as wellas consumers of information• Being an Informed Researcher• Journal impact factors to identify the best journal• Open access publishing – what and why• Alternative places to publish• Issues to be aware of• Plagiarism• CopyrightPart 1: Pre publication: Maximising your impact -How and where to publish• Who has been reading it?• How often?• Where from?• Have I made a difference?Part2: Post Publication: Measuring your impact
    3. 3. University LibraryBeing an informed researcherSo are you an informed researcher?InformationSkills• Finding• Managing• Creating• DisseminatingInformationBehaviours• Understanding• Awareness• Habits andattitudes
    4. 4. University LibraryWriting for publication?Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimulator/3258082746/
    5. 5. University LibraryWriting for publication : not me! Who me? I don’t know how to start – what to write, where topublish I don’t write well I don’t know the right kind of writing style I’m just not confident What if people criticise my writing or laugh at me? What if no one wants to publish it? I’ve got nothing to say I just don’t have time I don’t have to do it just yet…..
    6. 6. University LibraryWriting for Publication: why should I start now? Reporting the results of research Exploring your interest in a topic Make an original contribution – I’ve gotsomething to say Self promotion – reputation, recognition, career Networking with peers It’s exciting, interesting, challenging, a newexperience My supervisor suggested it Writing up a presentation I think I’ll be good at it Getting into practice for my thesis
    7. 7. University LibraryWfP: Getting startedStart small Try “softer formats” – features, descriptivearticles, commentaries, opinions. Try less academic publications New technologies – blogs, wikis Write some book reviews Publish your literature review Write up a conference presentation Publish a conference poster http://posters.f1000.com
    8. 8. University LibraryWriting Development Centrehttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/ Events and workshops One to one support Online ResourcesLevel 2 Robinson Librarywdc@ncl.ac.uk
    9. 9. University LibraryThink about your impactBefore submitting your work for publication…Make all your publications count Decide on the form of your name and beconsistent Use the agreed form of your institution’s nameand research group Register for a ResearcherID http://isiwebofknowledge.com/researcherid/ And/or on academia.edu http://newcastle.academia.edu/MoiraBent And/or on ResearchGate http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moira_Bent/ And/or LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/I want to befamous!
    10. 10. University LibraryWhere to publish: How can Journal RankingTools help?How much impactdoes a specificjournal have?Identify the(relative)importance of ajournalIdentify keyjournals to readIdentify places inwhich to publish
    11. 11. University LibraryJournal Citation Reports (JCR) Part of Web of Knowledge Original journal ranking tool Search for individual journal title Compare groups of journals by subject category Provides range of metrics for a journal Impact of a journal over 2 or 5 year period How quickly do articles get cited (immediacy indexnumber) Does citing continue over a long period of time? (citedhalf life) Key metric – 2 year Journal Impact Factor
    12. 12. University LibraryHow is the Impact Factor calculated?The 2 year impact factor is a measure of the frequencywith which the "average article" in a journal has beencited up to two years after publication.The 2011 impact factor for a journal =“the number of times that articles that were published in2009-2010 were cited during 2011”divided by“the number of articles published in 2009-2010”
    13. 13. University LibraryLimitations of the Journal Citation Reports Only covers journals indexed in the Web ofScience Known subject weaknesses e.g. engineering US bias May not cover new or niche subject areas New titles not covered for 2-3 years
    14. 14. University Library** New**Google starts ranking journalsGoogle Scholar Metrics (launched 1 April 2012) http://googlescholar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/google-scholar-metrics-for-publications.html Browse top 100 publications ordered by five-year h-index & h-median metrics Search for publication title Google Scholar Metrics covers many (but not all)articles published between 2007 and 2011 Includes journal articles only from websites thatfollow Google’s inclusion guidelines Plus small number of conference articles and preprints http://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_venues
    15. 15. University LibraryThe importance of plagiarism to authors PlagiarismPassing off someone else’s work, whetherintentionally or unintentionally, as your own foryour own benefit CollusionTo work together for mutual benefit but with theintention to deceive a third partyWhat do you think?
    16. 16. University LibraryDoes it really matter?Plagiarism in the news UK academic at Leuven University, Belgium2010 Iran’s science minister 2009 Dean of Durham University Business School Oct2007 Senior lecturer -Cardiff University Sept 04
    17. 17. University LibraryPlagiarism is about: Using ANYTHING withoutacknowledgement Words Ideas Data ImagesToo muchinformation!
    18. 18. University LibraryPlagiarism help and advice Right-Citehttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/right-cite/ Newcastle University website High standards for academic conduct Links to further help JISC Internet Plagiarism Advisory Servicehttp://www.plagiarismadvice.org/ Generic advice for institutions, academic staff and students Educational tools for students in the area of plagiarism A portal to external online resources on the issue of plagiarism Guidance on copyright and data protection issues relating toplagiarism A link to the electronic detection service and training on its use
    19. 19. University LibraryWe say Open Access, you say…Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
    20. 20. University LibraryOpen Access: a whirlwind tourAim: to make research outputs freelyavailable with no barriers such as paymentor passwords• Working Group on Expanding Access to PublishedResearch’s Report (a.k.a. the Finch Report) ispublished June 2012• Government accepts recommendations• RCUK changes policy, mandates OA & CC-BY• House of Lords inquiry• Government offers funding• RCUK revises policy, effective from 1st April 2013
    21. 21. University LibraryUnderstanding the process
    22. 22. University LibraryFunding Council requirementsResearch Councils UK (RCUK)• From 1st April 2013, support mixed approach (Gold OR Green), although prefer immediate OA with maximum opportunity for reuse• If Gold, funding for APCs available through block grant to NewcastleUniversity and specify CC-BY licence• If Green, maximum embargo 12 months* in STEM subjects (24months* in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)• Policy to be reviewed in 2014 and periodically thereafterEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)• From 2014, support mixed approach (Gold OR Green)• If Gold, APCs can be eligible for reimbursement by the EuropeanCommission• If Green, maximum embargo 6 months (except for articles in fields ofsocial sciences and humanities where max. 12 months)*6 and 12 months respectively if no Gold option availableIf in doubt, search SHERPA JULIET
    23. 23. University LibraryExample: EPSRC
    24. 24. University LibraryCC-BYCreative Commons Attribution Licence "letsothers distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon yourwork, even commercially, as long as they credit youfor the original creation. This is the mostaccommodating of licenses offered. Recommendedfor maximum dissemination and use of licensedmaterials."It is recognisable by this symbolhttp://creativecommons.org/
    25. 25. University LibraryCopyright: who owns what?It depends!• On your employer/institution/funder• Copyright on all materials submitted for higher degrees remainswith candidate – UNLESS you have assigned your copyright toanother party• BEWARE third party rights• On your contract agreement• On the publisher’s policiesFor more information• Research & Enterprise Services (University policies)• SHERPA ROMEO (publishers’ policies)• Web2Rights (Web 2.0 and IPR)• Ask the Library – email eprints-admin@ncl.ac.uk• Copyright and IPR Library Guide
    26. 26. University LibraryExample: Science
    27. 27. University LibraryNewcastle University ePrintsFree access to peer-reviewed researchproduced byNewcastle Universitystaff (whereuploaded)Journal articlesConference papersBook chaptersBrowse byauthor or yearSearch bykeywordStaff canupload viaMyImpactContacteprints-admin@ncl.ac.ukhttp://eprint.ncl.ac.uk/Bibliographicrecords extractedfrom WoKc. 73171 bib recordsc. 5379 with f/t (7.35% of total)(as of 29/01/2013)
    28. 28. University LibraryThank you for listening…Links and more information at:Research Impact: Making an impact and measuringthe impact of your researchhttp://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/impactOpen Access and ePrintshttp://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/openaccesseprintsFurther online help (tutorials and handouts) at:MyRI: Measuring my Research Impacthttp://www.ndlr.ie/myri/