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BSC4846 Scientific Communication- Prof. Fletcher

Peer Review in 3 Minutes Video

What are the criteria for evaluating information?

Criteria

                                              Questions to Consider

   Author

   Is the author an expert on the subject?

   Audience           

   Is the information from a popular or scholarly source?

   Relevance

   Does the content of the book/article discuss your research question?

   Bias       

   Does the author present information based on facts or opinion?

   Date   

  How recently was the book/article published? and what is/are the significance of the finding(s)

What is Bibliometrics?

"Bibliometrics refers to the scientific analysis of the impact of published writing such as journal articles and books. This analysis looks at different aspects of the writing’s performance, including how many people have read an article or how many other articles have cited that work as a source. Bibliometrics can also be used to find other data about written works, such as how many articles a particular author, company, or research team has published. The information gathered influences such aspects as research funding and the credentials of the author" (Ungvarsky, 2019).

Ungvarsky, J. (2019). Bibliometrics. Salem Press Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.db03.linccweb.org/login.aspx?

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  • Scopus is multidisciplinary and diversified literature database produced and upheld by Elsevier.
  • Scopus tutorials: Scopus Support Center
  • PlumX Metrics provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment.
  • Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and calculates a series of citation metrics
  • LEIDEN MANIFESTO FOR RESEARCH METRICS​​10 principles to guide research evaluation with 15 translations, a video and a blog
  • MyRI ( (Measure your Research Impact) is a free online bibliometrics tutorial with supporting learning resources. MyRI was developed by librarians for librarians and others involved in delivering bibliometrics services and training.
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What are Altmetrics?

This video below will help you to understand about "altmetrics"

 Video from: Altmetric.com

A growing directory of noteworthy altmetrics apps below:
  • ImpactStory is a Web-based application that makes it easy to track the impact of a wide range of research artifacts (such as papers, datasets, slides, research code).
  • Altmetric Bookmarklet for Researchers is free bookmarklet can be used by individual researchers to see how much attention an article got online.
  • PlumX Metrics provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment.
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