Last Updated: May 19, 2013
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.
Additional tabs direct you to short Tips & Guides (many produced specifically for Otago researchers), Readings (articles and websites) and also Feedback.
If you have any questions, contact your Liaison Librarian. They will be very happy to help!
Liaison 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.
We're constantly updating this guide as we discover new resources:
- Google Scholar Metrics
Google Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research. NEW - now grouped by subject area, November 2012
- Google Scholar - My Citations
Track and graph citations to your publications, compute citation metrics. View publications by colleagues and their citation metrics. Create a public profile that can appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your name.
- SNIP2 & SJR2 forthcoming metrics
Improve the mechanism used by the SNIP metric to correct for differences in citation practices between scientific fields... accuracy of comparisons of the citation impact of journals from different fields will increase.
Will recognize the value of citations from closely related journals, compensating for an ever increasing volume of journals ... makes comparison easier with an average value equal to one.
- Cloud Computing
Find out about whether or not it's safe to store your research data in the cloud.
- Scholarly Communication Guide
Assists emerging and established researchers with scholarly communication and publishing process - includes research networks, professionalism and ethics, rights, document management, call for papers, publishing, Open Access, research repositories, and support advice.
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.