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Open Access Publishing, Papers and Peer review

There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for conversation around the subject of open access publishing. Speakers and panel members will include Oxford academics, and representatives from the Wellcome Trust, F1000, eLife, PLoS, BioRxiv, Publons, Oxford University Press, the University’s IT Services and Bodleian Libraries. The meeting will focus predominantly on biomedical sciences, but attendees from other disciplines are also welcome.

Topics will include presentation and discussion of new open access platforms, the process of peer review, the role of reviewer, how we use metrics, the role of IT and the internet, managing sensitive data, and the balance between sharing your work and retaining ownership. The aims are to help academics maximize the accessibility and impact of their work, to learn about the University’s publishing requirements, to facilitate discussions between academia and publishers, to identify where to go for help with publishing, and to address some of the challenges of publication.

Lead organiser is Dr Philippa Matthews (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Medicine) with the Open Access team.

This free event (includes tea/coffee & sandwich lunch) is open to all University members. Click here for full programme; click here to book a place.

Research tools for Medical Sciences

Did you know that Scopus searches far more journals than PubMed?    Do you know which are the highest impact journals in your discipline?  Are you keeping up to date with the latest publications in key journals?

As part of our ‘Research Skills Toolkits’ series in Week 1 we have two dedicated sessions for Medical Sciences on Wednesday 18th January and Friday 20th January.

Research Skills Toolkits are 2-hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research.
The Medical Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Searching for articles and papers on Scopus and Ovid databases
  • Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Manipulating images using Gimp
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular and booking is essential, so please be sure to
book your place online.

Not in Medical Sciences?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas.
Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Research impact – how to measure and demonstrate impact

Being able to demonstrate research impact is increasingly important when applying for funding and even in some cases research positions.   One way of measuring impact is to count, track and anaylse citations to your published works or to those of your department or research group.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  on Thursday 19th May 11.00-12.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, Altmetrics and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates, especially in the Sciences and Social Sciences. Please be sure to book your place online.

Streamline your research with a Research Skills Toolkit

Need to brush up on your IT and information skills?  Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit in 8th week? These free 2 hour workshops introduce key software and online tools to streamline your research, hone your searching and information skills and provide opportunities to meet subject specialists. Topics on offer include:

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  •  Manipulating images using Gimp
  •  Managing your thesis with word
  •  Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  •  Podcasting with Audacity
  •  Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  •  Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  •  Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

These workshops are open to Oxford graduate researchers in Week 8 of Michaelmas Term (2015), and Week 1 of Hilary term (2016)  > Find out more and book your place

Toolkits take place at Oxford University Computing Services  and are run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and Computing Services.

 

Demonstrating research impact using impact factors

Being able to demonstrate research impact is increasingly important when applying for funding and even in some cases research positions.   One way of measuring impact is to count, track and anaylse citations to your published works or to those of your department or research group.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  next Thursday 12 March 14.00 – 15.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates in the Sciences and Social Sciences and will take place in the training room at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please be sure to book your place online.

Measuring research impact

Being able to demonstrate research impact is increasingly important when applying for funding and even in some cases research positions.   One way of measuring impact it to count, track and anaylse citations to your published works or to those of your department or research group.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  next Thursday 6 Nov 14.00 – 15.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates in the Sciences and Social Sciences and will take place in the training room at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please be sure to book your place online.

Measuring Research Impact

Want to calculate your h-index or find the most highly cited journals? Come along to our WISER workshop: Research Impact – citation analysis tools, on Wed 4 June 11.00 – 12.00.

We give an introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics, using a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We explain their strengths and weaknesses, and how to access them. We cover: Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, and more.

Key topics will include:

  • Journal and conference rankings and metrics
  • Citation counts for articles and books
  • Altmetrics
  • Top papers and researchers
  • Calculating your h-index
  • Creating a researcher profile

This session is aimed at researchers, academics, research support staff and research postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.

Book your place!

Measuring research impact

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

WISER Research Impact 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 Tuesday 12 November 14.00-15.00 at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please book your place online.

WISER Research Impact II – Tools of the Trade will focus in 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 and the use of altmetrics to measure downloads and mentions in social media.

WISER Research Impact 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 Research Impact I: Who’s citing you? first.   The session will take place on Tuesday 12 November 15.15 – 16.15 at the Radcliffe Science Library.   Please book your place online.

Measuring impact: h-index, journal impact factors and altmetrics

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 Tuesday 5 February 10.00-11.00 at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please book your place online.

WISER: Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade will focus in 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 and the use of altmetrics to measure downloads and mentions in social media.

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 Tuesday 5 February 11.15-12.15 at the Radcliffe Science Library.   Please book your place online.

Two workshops to help you measure impact…

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 Tuesday 6 November 11.15 – 12.15.   Note – this session will take place in the IT Training Room at the Radcliffe Science Library.  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 Tuesday 6 November 15.15-16.15.   Note – this session will take place in the IT Training Room at the Radcliffe Science Library.  Please book your place online.