Research - write - publish: tips and tools to get you through

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Research - write - publish: tips and tools to get you through

  1. 1. Research  Write  Publish Tips & tools to get you through Sally Taylor, Woodward Library University of British Columbia
  2. 2. Research: Google Scholar <ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Full text searching </li></ul><ul><li>Grey literature (e.g. reports) </li></ul><ul><li>Cited reference searching </li></ul><ul><li>http:// scholar.google.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research: the other databases % in G.S. are complete records only. % in parentheses also include [citation] records. Other reasons? field searching, syntax, results e.g. fisheries ctr SAME univ british columbia % in G.S. # results fisheries and poaching 5340 Google Scholar 92% (96%) 25 Web of Science 36% (57%) 28 BIOSIS 43% (58%) 111 ASFA
  4. 4. Research: email alerts or RSS TOC alert Saved search alert Citation alert Workshop at Woodward! December 4 th 9:30-11:00am
  5. 5. Research: locating documents <ul><li>UBC eLink (tip: Scholar Preferences) </li></ul><ul><li>Journals database </li></ul><ul><li>Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>UBC Document Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>CISTI/ILL </li></ul><ul><li>DFO Virtual Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/libraries-bibliotheques/home-accueil_e.htm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Write: citation management <ul><li>Download, manage, format & share </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks (tip: Scholar Preferences) </li></ul><ul><li>EndNote Web </li></ul>RefWorks workshop next week! November 21st 9:30-11:30am Koerner Library, rm. 217
  7. 7. Publish: things to consider <ul><li>Subject area </li></ul><ul><li>Research community </li></ul><ul><li>Journal impact </li></ul><ul><li>Access to your publication </li></ul>
  8. 8. Publish: measuring impact http://eigenfactor.org Fishery Bulletin ICES J Mar Sci Dis Aquat Organ Aquaculture Res J Fish Biol Rev Fish Biol Fisher Mar Freshwater Res T Am Fish Soc Aquaculture Nutr T Am Fish Soc Fish Shellfish Immun J Fish Dis Fish Res Fishery Bulletin Fish Oceanogr Dis Aquat Organ Fisheries Can J Fish Aquat Sci ICES J Mar Sci Rev Fish Biol Fisher Fisheries J Fish Biol Rev Fish Sci Aquaculture Can J Fish Aquat Sci Fish Oceanogr Fish Shellfish Immun Aquaculture Can J Fish Aquat Sci Fish Fish Eigenfactor (EF) Article influence (AI) JCR impact factor
  9. 9. Publish: access to your article <ul><li>Digital format </li></ul><ul><li>On the web </li></ul><ul><li>Unrestricted/freely available </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your readership! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Publish: Open Access (OA) <ul><li>“ Open access is the condition where access to the fishery is unrestricted” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Peter Suber </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two roads to achieve Open Access… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Publish: OA publications <ul><li>OA publications, e.g. FCRR </li></ul><ul><li>OA journals, e.g. Fishery Bulletin </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid journals, e.g. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Open Access Journals </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.doaj.org [click “For authors”] </li></ul>
  12. 12. Publish: self archiving <ul><li>Depositing a copy of your article on the web that is freely available to others </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Transfer Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>SPARC Canadian Author Addendum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.carl-abrc.ca/projects/author/author-e.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// scholars.sciencecommons.org / </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Publish: publisher policies <ul><li>SHERPA/RoMEO </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php </li></ul><ul><li>green: pre & post-print </li></ul><ul><li>yellow: pre-print only </li></ul><ul><li>blue: post-print only </li></ul><ul><li>pre-print: before peer review </li></ul><ul><li>post-print: after peer review with corrections made (usually final draft) </li></ul><ul><li>The fine print: </li></ul><ul><li>CONDITIONS APPLY </li></ul>* from Web of Science Fisheries Centre Top 10* Mar Mammal Sci Bull Mar Sci Mar Policy Mar Ecol – Prog Ser J Fish Biol ICES J Mar Sci Ecol Model Rev Fish Biol Fisher Fish Res Can J Fish Aquat Sci
  14. 14. Publish: digital repositories <ul><li>cIRcle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// circle.ubc.ca </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.grad.ubc.ca/students/thesis/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aquatic Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://aquacomm.fcla.edu/ </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Contact me <ul><li>Email/MSN: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: </li></ul><ul><li>604.822.6638 </li></ul>Fisheries Subject Guide http://toby.library.ubc.ca/subjects/subjpage1.cfm?id=248

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