Sunday, 28 May 2017

Welcome! - Measuring Academic Output - UTEP Library Research Guides at University of Texas El Paso


Measuring Academic Output

Scholarly Metrics

There are a number of metrics
(bibliometrics) you need to use as a researcher, such as publication
counts, citation counts, h-index and journal impact factors. Use metrics
to choose high quality authors and publications for your research and
to identify high impact researchers for collaboration.

Your Research- Overall Recommendations

You can do several things to find out when and by whom your publication is cited:

  • Create a profile in Google Scholar Citations and get citation alerts
  • Sign up on social networking sites, list your publications there
    and track how often they have been viewed and who is following you.
  • Use alternative metrics (Altmetrics) to track the impact of your
    research. Downloads, tweets, likes or mentions are indicators on how
    often you publication has been discussed. Create an account with
    ImpactStory or install the bookmarklet

Improve Your Impact

  • The number of publications in any field increases enormously every
    year. It becomes more and more difficult for a researcher to keep track
    of recent publications even in relatively well defined disciplines. That
    means that it becomes more important to make a publication more visible
    so it won’t be overlooked.
  • A few easy to do and easily applied steps can raise the visibility of your publication:
  • Always use the same name version consistently throughout your
    career, e.g. “John J. O’Sullivan”, NOT “J. J. O’Sullivan”, “John
    O’Sullivan”, “John James O’Sullivan”
  •  Use a standardised institutional affiliation and address
  •  Publish in journals with high impact factor
  •  Collaborate with researchers in other institutions
  •  Deposit your publication (final draft or published paper -
    depending on copyright policy of publisher) in the Research Repository
    UCD. This has the added advantage of being able to automatically
    populate your School’s publications listing via RSS
  •  Take advantage of SEO (search engine optimisation) by carefully selecting title and keywords for your publication
  •  Register for an ORCID and/or Researcher ID in order to be more easily found in databases
  •  Present preliminary research findings at meetings and conferences
  •  Join academic social networking sites, e.g., ResearchGate, LinkedIn
  •  Use social bookmarking with Mendeley, Zotero or CiteULike
  •  Start a blog devoted to your research project
  •  Consider communicating information about your research via Twitter
Welcome! - Measuring Academic Output - UTEP Library Research Guides at University of Texas El Paso

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