Monday, November 18, 2013

MyRI Measuring your research impact

MyRI  Measuring your research impact

Video created by the libraries of DCU, DIT, NUIM and UCD

Module 1  :   Bibliometrics

Introduction and definition

Research assessment and evaluation – stakeholders   
  • Government and funding agencies
  • Institutional management and administration
  • College, faculties, schools
  • Individual researchers
  • The main metrics 
Publication and citation counts
The main tools

  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar + Publish or Perish

Module 2 :  Track your research impact

Citation analysis tools

Citation searching
SWOT of Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar
Using citation analysis tools
Search for your publications

  • How many citations?
  • Most highly cited paper?
  • Setting citation alerts
Introduction to the H-index
Calculating your H-index (by database)

Other metrics

  • Metrics from institutional repositories
  • Publication and citation data for a group or department
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Benchmarking research performance
  • Essential Science Indicators

Module 3:  Journal ranking and analysis

Journal ranking and analysis
Journal Citation Reports
Journal Impact Factor calculations and high impact journals
Journal metrics by category
Individual journal metrics
Issues and limitations


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Open Access Ireland

Irish researchers are advised or mandated by the main research funding bodies to make their work freely available by depositing publications in an open access repository. Major Irish healthcare related repositories include the HSE's Lenus and RCSI's e-publications.

The National Steering Committee on Open Access Policy promotes awareness of open access to research and data in Ireland and has launched a new website with news and resources about OA.

The Committee aims to
- inform the research community and the public about open access
- ensure all researchers in the country are able to make their make their work openly accessible, through at least one open access repository;
- support the evolution of a state-of-the-art and all-inclusive national open access infrastructure.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Extended opening hours in the Mercer Library

We will now be open  0700 to 0100 from Monday November 11 through to the end of examinations in mid January. All details on the library website.