Who’s citing you? The black art of citation ranking

Are you mystified by metrics? Anxious about impact factors? Happy with your h-index? or do you simply want to know who’s citing you?    If so, then its time for you to book a place on the Bodleian Libraries’ WISER Bibliometrics classes on Wednesday 11 May.

This term’s Bibliometrics sessions are largely repeats of  the classes which ran at the end of Hilary Term. However, we will be including new material on calculating journal impacts using SCImago Journal Ranking and SNIP.

Bibliometrics I: Who’s citing you? will introduce citation tracking as a technique for finding out who is citing your work using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.   We will include an explanation of what citation tracking is and how it works and practical opportunities to track citations using the three tools and to compare the pros and cons of each.   This session will take place on Wednesday 11 May 2.00-3.00. Please book your place online

This will be followed by Bibliometrics II: The Black Art of Citation Ranking. This will introduce the use of citation tracking and analysis to measure the research impact of individual researchers, academic departments/research groups and particular journal titles.   

 The session will look at the increasing use of bibliometrics in the Sciences (including their possible use in the REF) and will examine the pitfalls of using bibliometrics to measure impact.    It will include demonstrations of how to find your h-index using the Web of Science and Scopus and techniques for measuring the published research output of departments and research groups using these databases. 

 The session will close by looking at bibliometrics as a way of measuring the influence of journals and as a tool for helping you to decide where to publish. We will look  at the Journal Citation Reports, Eigenfactor and SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR)

Bibliometrics II: The Black Art of Citation Ranking is aimed at postgraduates and researchers in the Sciences.      If you are unfamiliar with citation tracking please attend Bibliometrics I: Who’s citing you? first.   The session will take place on Wednesday 11 May 3.15-4.15.  Please book your place online.

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