Reusing, Revising, Remixing and Redistributing Research

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

An OA Week guest post by Daniel Mietchen The initial purpose of Open Access is to enable researchers to make use of information already known to science as part of the published literature. One way to do that systematically is to publish scientific works under open licenses, in particular the Creative ...

Twitter, peer review and altmetrics: the future of research impact assessment

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

"No one can read everything. We rely on filters to make sense of the scholarly literature, but the narrow, traditional filters are being swamped. However, the growth of new, online scholarly tools allows us to make new filters; these altmetrics reflect the broad, rapid impact of scholarship in this burgeoning ...

Scholarly publication in (slow) transition to open access

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Data from citation indexes can be analyzed to determine the popularity and impact of specific articles, authors, and publications, and the introduction of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR from Thomson Reuters) had given bibliometrics a great methodological push. Science indicators research has also been instrumental in the development of the ...

Can You Picture This? Academic Research Published as a Graphic Novel!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

What would be a novel way of engaging people more people with research findings? Academics are wondering if traditional journal articles are still fit for purpose or if an injection of creativity is needed. Gareth Morris looks at how illustrated findings can draw greater impact for researchers. My colleagues and ...

Strength in numbers: do ERA rankings add up for universities?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Professor Matthew Bailes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Swinburne UT, offers some insights into the ERA initiative :- http://theconversation.edu.au/strength-in-numbers-do-era-rankings-add-up-for-universities-7493 Source: The Conversation

Universities to explain benefit of research to ‘end users’

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

'Academics from a dozen universities will be required to explain to industry experts the economic and social value of hundreds of research projects from the past 20 years, under guidelines for a trial designed to measure the wider benefits of taxpayer-funded academic work. Twelve universities – four from the ...

Research Trends – Elsevier – Issue 28, May 2012

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Editorial: "This issue illustrates how bibliometrics is useful for a wide range of stakeholders: how it generates powerful numbers with a large impact upon policy; how it helps to assess the impact of scientific journals; how it explores new measures of use of research articles based on the number of ...

Research Trends – Elsevier – Issue 27, March 2012

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

'This issue of Research Trends focuses on the measurement of societal impact of research. Research performance is a multi-dimensional concept. Scientific impact is always a key dimension of measurement; however, there are many other ways in which research can be useful for society. Hence, an increasing amount of researchers and ...

Total-impact

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Total-impact website Uncover the invisible impact of research. Create a collection of research objects you want to track. We'll provide you a report of the total impact of this collection. You can peruse a sample report or check out the most recently shared reports.   Source: Library Intelligencer

Google Scholar Citations

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Google Scholar Citations Track citations to your publications: Check who is citing your publications. Graph your citations over time. Compute citation metrics. View publications by colleagues: Keep up with their work. See their citation metrics. Appear in Google Scholar search results: Create a public profile that can appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your ...