Measuring Research Impact: Citation Metrics and Altmetrics
Feb. 12 1– 2 p.m.
Learn about sources for times cited counts. Explore indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics and discuss their significance.
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian
Noel Kopriva, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Librarian
All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)
Choosing the right journal for your research can be tricky!
Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research and includes a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.
And, of course, you can always ask Kate!
So what can you do to save your stuff before it falls into the nothing of the Web? McCain has a few suggestions. I’ve organized them into the five Ws and one H to make things a little easier.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog.
Dr. Deborah Finfgeld-Connett, RN, PhD, FAAN is a professor at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. She teaches Developing Frameworks for Nursing Research and Qualitative Systematic Reviews. Apart from her teaching responsibilites, Dr. Finfgeld-Connett specializes in mental health in nursing, with specific interests in psychosocial issues relating to women’s health, theory development, and qualitative systematic review methods. Check out her CV.
Dr. Finfgeld-Connett chose to publish her latest research in the Open Access journal Global Qualitative Nursing Research:
Finfgeld-Connett, Deborah. Intimate Partner Violence and Its Resolution Among African American Women. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. January-December 2015 2: 2333393614565182, first published on January 21, 2015 doi:10.1177/2333393614565182
Check out our Open Access Guide! It’s chock full of information on what OA is; what it is not; how to retain your copyright; and much more.
Have questions navigating the OA landscape? Contact Kate.
Working on a grant and putting together a data management plan?
Check out our Guide for some tips and tricks: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/datamanagement
Contact Kate if you’d like a one-on-one consultation.
Congratulations to Deborah Finfgeld-Connett, who recently published an article via open access, joining the growing ranks of MU authors who are reinventing academic publishing, one article at a time.
Making their articles available via open access is the best defense the academic community has against out of control journal price increases, and we salute Deborah and other MU authors for leading the way.
By paying a fee up front, they made their article available instantly to everybody on the web – no paywalls or subscriptions required. In most cases, they also retain ownership of their work, and don’t have to sign over their rights to the publisher.
Learn more about the Open Access movement .
Need help identifying reputable, high impact outlets for publishing open access? We can help. Contact us.
MOspace Digital Repositories
Nov. 20 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The MU Libraries hosts two digital repositories that support teaching and research at MU. The MOspace Institutional Repository includes faculty and student papers and presentations, and MU theses and dissertations. The MOspace Digital Library includes digital facsimiles of rare and special materials in MU Libraries. Find out more about MOspace resources available to you, and learn how you can contribute your own content or work with libraries on a project to digitize special MU materials.
Felicity Dykas, Head, Digital Services
Workshops offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face: Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library and live online
Registration Preferred. http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
You hear a lot of chatter about escalating journal subscription prices, which typically inflate about 6-7% year after year, in good economic times or bad.
But some of our faculty are helping to change the publishing paradigm by making their work available via open access. By paying a fee up front, they made their article available instantly to everybody on the web – no paywalls or subscriptions required. In most cases, they also retain ownership of their work, and don’t have to sign over their rights to the publisher.
Open access is the best defense the academic community has against out of control journal price increases, and we salute these authors and others like them for leading the way!
Have you recently published an open access article? Add your name to this list.
Learn more about open access publishing