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  1. 1. Unlocking your research: where topublish for maximum impact Moira Bent & Julia RobinsonTracy Speeding at www.flickr.com/shutterbugsheep University Library
  2. 2. Researchers as producers as wellas consumers of information Part 1: Pre publication: Maximising your impact - How and where to publish • Journal impact factors to identify the best journal • Open access publishing – what and why • Alternative places to publish • Issues to be aware of • Plagiarism • Copyright Part2: Post Publication: Measuring your impact • Who has been reading it? • How often? • Where from? • Have I made a difference? University Library
  3. 3. Being an informed researcher Information Information Skills Behaviours• Finding • Understanding• Managing • Awareness• Creating • Habits and• Disseminating attitudesSo are you an informed researcher? University Library
  4. 4. Writing for publication? University Library Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimulator/3258082746/
  5. 5. Writing for publication : not me! Who me? I don’t know how to start – what to write, where to publish 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….. University Library
  6. 6. Writing for Publication: why should I start now?  Reporting the results of research  Exploring your interest in a topic  Make an original contribution – I’ve got something to say  Self promotion – reputation, recognition, career  Networking with peers  It’s exciting, interesting, challenging, a new experience  My supervisor suggested it  Writing up a presentation  I think I’ll be good at it  Getting into practice for my thesis University Library
  7. 7. WfP: Getting startedStart small  Try “softer formats” – features, descriptive articles, 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 University Library
  8. 8. Before you start writing, decide What type of publication? • Journal article • Conference paper • Book chapter • Book review • Case study Factors to consider • Your motivation • Your message • Your audience • Your subject knowledge • Recommendation / Invitation /Word of mouth • Reputation of the journal • Journal ranking tools provide quantitative information University Library
  9. 9. Writing Development Centre http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/  Events and workshops  One to one support  Online Resources Level 2 Robinson Library wdc@ncl.ac.uk University Library
  10. 10. Think about your impact I want to be famous!Before submitting your work for publication…Make all your publications count Decide on the form of your name and be consistent Use the agreed form of your institution’s name and 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/ University Library
  11. 11. How can Journal Ranking Tools help? Identify the How much impact (relative) does a specific importance of a journal have? journal Identify key Identify places in journals to read which to publish University Library
  12. 12. Journal 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 index number)  Does citing continue over a long period of time? (cited half life) Key metric – 2 year Journal Impact Factor University Library
  13. 13. How is the Impact Factor calculated?The 2 year impact factor is a measure of thefrequency with which the "average article" in ajournal has been cited up to two years afterpublication.The 2011 impact factor for a journal =“the number of times that articles that werepublished in 2009-2010 were cited during 2011”divided by“the number of articles published in 2009-2010” University Library
  14. 14. Limitations of the Journal Citation Reports  Only covers journals indexed in the Web of Science  Known subject weaknesses e.g. engineering  US bias  May not cover new or niche subject areas  New titles not covered for 2-3 years University Library
  15. 15. ** New**Google starts ranking journalsGoogle Scholar Metrics (launched 1 April 2012) http://googlescholar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/g oogle-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 that follow Google’s inclusion guidelines Plus small number of conference articles and preprints http://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=t op_venues University Library
  16. 16. The importance of plagiarism to authors  Plagiarism Passing off someone else’s work, whether intentionally or unintentionally, as your own for your own benefit  Collusion To work together for mutual benefit but with the intention to deceive a third party What do you think? University Library
  17. 17. Does it really matter?Plagiarism in the news UK academic at Leuven University, Belgium 2010 Iran’s science minister 2009 Dean of Durham University Business School Oct 2007 Senior lecturer -Cardiff University Sept 04 University Library
  18. 18. Plagiarism is about:  Using ANYTHING without acknowledgement  Words  Ideas  Data  Images Too much information! University Library
  19. 19. Plagiarism 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 to plagiarism  A link to the electronic detection service and training on its use University Library
  20. 20. Open Access publishing Tracy Speeding at www.flickr.com/shutterbugsheep Making research outputs freely available with no barriers such as payment or passwords University Library
  21. 21. Understanding the process University Library
  22. 22. Benefits of Open Access publishing For the For a For society inFor the author institution researcher general• Enhanced • Showcase for • Access to • Publicly visibility research materials to funded• Wider • Maximum which their research readership impact for library should be• Increased their research doesn’t freely impact • REF subscribe available• Compliance • Developing with funding countries requirements have access to cutting edge research See the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research’s Report (a.k.a. the Finch Report) University Library
  23. 23. Funding Council requirementsResearch Councils UK (RCUK)• From 1st April 2013, support mixed approach (Gold OR Green)• If Gold, funding for APCs available through block grant to Newcastle University• If Green, maximum embargo 6 months (except AHRC and ESRC where max. 12 months)European Commission (Horizon 2020)• From 2014, support mixed approach (Gold or Green)• If Gold, APCs can be eligible for reimbursement by the European Commission• If Green, maximum embargo 6 months (except for articles in fields of social sciences and humanities where max. 12 months)If in doubt, search SHERPA JULIET University Library
  24. 24. Example: EPSRC University Library
  25. 25. Copyright: who owns what?It depends!• On your employer/institution • (copyright on all materials submitted for higher degrees remains with candidate – 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 University Library
  26. 26. Example: Journal of Animal Science University Library
  27. 27. Routes to OA University Library
  28. 28. Newcastle University ePrints Journal articles Free access to peer- Conference papers reviewed research Book chapters produced by Bibliographic Newcastle University Staff can records extracted staff (where upload via from WoK uploaded) MyImpact Search by keywordBrowse byauthor or year c. 73171 bib records c. 5379 with f/t (7.35% of total) (as of 29/01/2013) Contact eprints-admin@ncl.ac.uk http://eprint.ncl.ac.uk/ University Library
  29. 29. Thank you for listening… Links and more information at: Research Impact: Making an impact and measuring the impact of your research http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/impact Open Access and ePrints http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/openaccesseprints Further online help (tutorials and handouts) at: MyRI: Measuring my Research Impact http://www.ndlr.ie/myri/ University Library

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