Using this guide
This guide directs you to the key tools for measuring your research impact:
- when deciding where to publish
- when applying for funding
- when applying for promotion
- when applying for a position
- for writing bursary applications
- used during PBRF 2012
Try your relevant Divisional tab. If you are part of a multidisciplinary team or work across Divisions, dip into as many tabs as you think might be helpful.
If you have any questions, contact your Subject Librarian. They will be very happy to help!
Workshops and training
Subject Librarians can work with academics and postgraduate students, individually or as a group, to discuss the best research measurement tools for your discipline. Workshops for postgraduates, on and off campus, are held throughout the year.
The Library offers training on using research measurement tools, including Publish or Perish to analyse Google Scholar data. This will be of particular interest if your work has limited representation in Web of Science or Scopus.
Other useful resources
HelpMePublish - new app launched 5 Dec 2013! Free from 13 Aug 2014...
Avoid publication pitfalls and increase your readership.
HelpMePublish is a new kind of crowdsourced tool designed at Otago, to help researchers analyse, harness and contribute to the publication of research.
The HMP app for mobile devices provides databases on 13 major subject areas containing information on more than 6000 reputable academic journals provided by journal editors, subject experts and academic users.
Chemistry - Computing - Ecology - Economics - Education - English - Evolution - Genetics - Geography - Marketing - Media, Film & Communication - Philosophy - Physical Education - more coming soon…
Free to University of Otago academics and students from 13 August 2014.
The database displays live data as it is contributed by journal editors (including acceptance rates and refereeing policies) and academics via the app’s built-in journal rating questionnaire.
We're constantly updating this guide as we discover new resources:
If you know of useful sites relating to measuring research impact, let us know so it can be shared with other University of Otago researchers.
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