For Researcher: Visibility and impact of research
Impact of your own publications
that their scholarly publications gain high visibility. You can enhance
the visibility and accessibility of your works through publication
forums that are used extensively. Parallel publishing of commercially
published works also increases visibility.
Impact can be assessed using for example the following:
- Citation analyses depict how often a researcher’s
articles have been cited in other articles. Sources: Web of Science,
Scopus (not at the University of Lapland), and GoogleScholar (Comparison of WoS, Scopus and GoogleScholar / Oulun yo)
- Researcher’s h-index, Publish or Perish and Web of Science
decreases when the person’s name is written incorrectly or in multiple
ways and when the person changes employment. This makes it difficult to
trace the researcher’s publications in databases. It is therefore
important that you get a personal identifier covering all your
publications. This makes it easier to find your publications and to
follow how often your articles have been cited. In addition, it ensures
your visibility in databases and facilitates your networking in the
The Ministry of Education and Culture recommend that the researchers
should create themselves an ORCID identifier. The ResearcherID
identifier makes it easy to follow the impact of your own publications
according to the Web of Science database.
your publications. It also enables you to network with the researcher
community, financers, and other professionals. Various disciplines and
fields of research have groups through which you can share your
publications and other data and discuss issues with other researchers.
You can use them to build new groups of collaboration and to find new
possibilities for employment. Blogs are used for discussions, for
testing your own ideas, and sometimes as part of the research process.
of your research (article, book, etc.) has been cited, tweeted, liked,
shared, or bookmarked. You can also find out how many times it has been
viewed, downloaded, referred to, recommended, evaluated, or discussed.
Altmetrics has evolved because the traditional means to measure the
impact of research have been criticized by researchers of various
disciplines. In particular, citation analyses have been criticized.
International citation databases cover medicine and natural sciences
more extensively than other disciplines, basing their approach on the
publication practices. The h-index has also received criticism.
So far, the University of Lapland has not utilized the monitoring
services provided by altmetrics. The library orders monitoring services
from other university libraries when needed.
Visibility and impact of research - For Researcher - Kirjastopalvelut at University of Lapland