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1 CURTIN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J July 2014 Tell your impact story: Beginners guide to quality & impact metrics

2 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J This Session Understand the when, how and why:  Research impact and quality  Four-sector assessment  Scholarly  Industry  Government  Societal

3 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Introduction Evaluation of research quality and impact:  Quality vs Impact  Prestige  Funding  Promotion

4 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Using journal metrics for quantitative analysis:  Journal Citation Reports - Web of Science (Thomson product)  SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) - Scopus (Elsevier product) Scholarly / Journal metrics

5 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J JCR JCR > Search for a specific journal > Journal title search > (Journal Rank in Categories) Journal Ranking JCR

6 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J SJR SCImago website > Journal rankings> Subject area Business, Management & Accounting/Accounting > Journal Ranking SJR

7 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Using the H- index to determine citation counts of individual authors, groups of researchers etc: The h-index is determined by calculating where h number of articles have been cited h or more times Found in citation databases e.g. Scopus or Web of Science, Publish or Perish from Google Scholar Influencing factors/cautions Scholarly / Author metrics

8 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J H-index - Web of Science H-index Web of Science

9 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Average numbers of citations per discipline Essential Science Indicators > Baselines > (By Averages) View the average citation rates table Scholarly / Article metrics

10 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Scholarly / Qualitative measures Using qualitative measures to determine impact: Who is citing you Measures of esteem – Editor of a prestigious work of reference – Fellowship of a learned academic society – Recipient of an Australia Council grant

11 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Industry & Government Demonstrating return on investment:  Measures of impact beyond academic  Locate evidence  How research is being applied

12 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J

13 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J

14 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Industry & Government Impact narrative:  An effect on, change or benefit to  Developing a framework  Case study approach

15 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Industry & Government Socio-economic Objectives (SEO):

16 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Industry & Government Impact narrative:  EIA case-study approach  Link between research and impact  Validation of impact  Other examples

17 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Industry & Government

18 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Industry & Government

19 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Societal Sources for detecting potential influence Exploring the boundaries: How altmetrics can expand our vision of scholarly community and social impact Mike Taylor Information Standards Quarterly Summer 2013 Vol. 35 Iss. 2

20 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Societal Measures of impact  Article-level metrics & Altmetrics Altmetrics in Evolution: Defining and redfiing the ontology of article-level metrics Jennifer Lin & Martin Fenner Information Standards Quarterly Summer 2013 Vol. 35 Iss. 2

21 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Societal Measures of impact  Article-level metrics & Altmetrics

22 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Societal Impact narrative:  Altmetrics hinges on the very prevalence of its own diversity. Its raison d’etre is to provide a more expansive view of a research artefact's impact Lin and Fenner (2013)  Levels of engagement

23 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Societal Levels of engagement: Lin and Fenner (2013)

24 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Societal Levels of engagement: Lin and Fenner (2013)

25 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Controversies or problems SCIENTISTS DON’T COUNT: WHY YOU SHOULD IGNORE ALTMETRICS AND OTHER BIBLIOMETRIC NIGHTMARES D Colquhoun & A Plested  Impact vs popularity Societal

26 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J Future of altmetrics Clearly now is the time to capitalise on the interest and attention to finally bring assessment of research out of the systems belonging to the print era and into a more modern, multifaceted system that takes advantage of the flexibility and scale of the web Social signals reflect academic impact: What it means when a scholar adds a paper to Mendeley William Gunn Information Standards Quarterly Summer 2013 Vol. 35 Iss. 2 Societal


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