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Measuring impact using bibliometrics

Want to calculate your h-index or find the most highly cited journals? If so, come along to Bodleian Libraries bibliometrics workshops next week…

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.  The session will cover how to track citation using the three tools and the pros and cons of each.    We will also include time for you to try out each tool to find citations to your own work.  This session will take place on Wednesday 6 June 14.00-15.00. Please book your place online.

WISER: Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade will focus in more detail on using Web of Science and Scopus to calculate h-indexes, find highly cited journals and to measure the impact of individual institutions and countries.    In addition we will look at using Essential Science Indicators to find “hot” papers and authors.

Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade  is aimed at academics, researchers, administrators and librarians 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 6 June 15.15-16.15.   Please book your place online.

Bibliometrics and measuring research impact – a practical introduction

Get to grips with measuring research impact using bibliometrics at Bodleian Libraries bibliometrics workshops in 5th week.  These sessions are intended as a practical introduction to tracking citations and will cover the h-index, journal impact factors and how to measure impact for individuals and institutions…

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 15 November 2.00-3.00. Please book you place online.

This will be followed by WISER: Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade which will focus on using Web of Science and Scopus to find the most highly cited journals,  to calculate your h-index and to measure the research impact of institutions and coutries.  In addition we will look at how to find “hot” papers and authors and introduce  “Essential Science Indicators”.

Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade  is aimed at academics, researchers, research postgraduates, administrators and librarians 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 15 November 3.15-4.15.  Please book your place online.

Get the New Year off to a flying start with a Skills Toolkit

The Research Skills Toolkit is a practical workshop for graduate research students which is designed to give a taste of a wide range of tools, resources and skills for research.   This year’s toolkit will include:

  • Key e-resources for your research
  • Advanced search techniques
  • Measuring research impact
  • Keeping up to date with emerging research
  • Your thesis, copyright and submitting to ORA
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Software for managing citations
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity and WebLearn

The workshops which are run by Bodleian Libraries and Oxford University Computing Service jointly  take place in weeks 1 and 8 of this term and are open to Oxford graduate students and researchers.   > Please book your place online

Who’s citing you? and measuring impact using bibliometrics

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 9 November.

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 9 November 2.00-3.00. Please book you 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 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 (JCR) ,  SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR) and the Eigenfactor.

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 9 November 3.15-4.15.  Please book your place online.

Maximising the visibility of your research

Ensuring that your research is visible is becoming more and more important as grant applications and the REF focus increasingly on research impact.     One easy way to increase your visibility is to deposit your research in the Oxford Research Archive(ORA). Come along to next Monday’s training session on ORA to find how how to deposit your articles, posters, conference papers and other research output, to find out about using Symplectic to keep track of your publications and to add items to ORA and to learn about copyright and other rights issues when making your research available online.

This session will take place on Monday 13 June 2.-00-5.00.  Please book your place online.

 

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.

Anxious about impact factors? Two sessions on bibliometrics…

Next week, Bodleian Libraries will be running two sessions on bibliometrics:

The first, 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 9 March 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 with a look at the Journal Citation Reports and the Eigenfactor as tools for measuring journal impact and to help you to decide where to publish. 

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 9 March 3.15-4.15.  Please book your place online.

WISER: Who’s citing you? and 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?  

This Wednesday’s  WISER sessions will focus on tracking citations to your papers and on the wider topic of bibliometrics.

We start with “WISER: Who’s citing you?”  which will cover tracking citations to your work using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.      The session will include an introduction to why citation tracking is important, demonstrations and comparisons of  three citation tracking tools and time for you to try these tools out to find out who’s citing you (or your supervisor)!     The session will take place on Wednesday 27 October 2.00-3.30pm  at OUCS (13 Banbury Road).  >  Book your place 

“Who’s citing you?”, will be followed by “WISER: Bibliometrics and the Black Art of Citation Ranking “. This session will introduce the use of citation analysis as a means of measuring the research impact of individual researchers and of research groups and departments.      Techniques for using Web of Science and Scopus to calculate research impact will be demonstrated.     The session will also examine journal impact factors and using the Journal Citation Reports to find highly cited journals.  It will take place on Wednesday 27 October 3.30-4.30pm at OUCS (13 Banbury Road). >   Book your place