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By the numbers: Citation counts, h-indices, and evaluating researchers

Research impact is a ubiquitous term in academia, and it informs everything from how to write a grant to how someone approaches marketing themselves as an academic to how a faculty member compiles or evaluates a dossier.

In this workshop, we will take a close look at the research impact and scholarly communication environment, defining:

  • Why the Impact Factor is not intended to be used for individuals
  • The h-index and other metrics based on it
  • Nontraditional metrics and altmetrics
  • ORCID and other researcher identifiers that make identifying people easier

You will also:

  • Learn how to use the Web of Science and Scopus to locate individual, journal, and article-level metrics
  • Navigate the WUSTL Becker Model to understand the types of research activity you can quantify regardless of discipline
  • Identify the top 5 things a researcher can do to improve their professional discoverability
Date:
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
17 Hillhouse: Library classroom, 07
Categories:
  Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)     Faculty     Graduate Students     Postdocs     Research Impact     Science     Social Science  

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Kayleigh Bohemier