InCites (Thomson Reuters) is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool, which can be used to provide evidence of publications for grant or job applications. The latest customization for UQ researchers is University of Queensland: Author Profile Dataset, a searchable dataset that manages a unique profile of UQ authors .
By searching this dataset and using the sophisticated tools provided in InCites, you can generate a range of metrics report for your next grant or job application.
- Summary Metrics - total number of documents, citations, average citation, H-Index etc
- Journal ranking - identifies the most frequently cited
- Collaborating authors/country/institutions listing
For further information contact your Research
The Library currently has the Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index on trial, to provide access to research datasets for UQ staff and researchers. This new index connects researchers to quality data and data sets, across a range of disciplines, from around the world by providing links to data repositories. This makes data more discoverable and accessible by UQ researchers, and can potentially 'speed up the research process'.
Data Citation Index fully indexes a significant number of the world's leading data repositories of critical interest to the research community, including over two million data studies and datasets. The records for the datasets, which include authors, institutions, keywords, citations and other metadata, are connected to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in the Web of KnowledgeSM. Watch the video to find out more.
The purpose of the trial is to evaluate the Index and we are seeking feedback from researchers around UQ on the Data Citation Index. We encourage you to explore this new tool and send your feedback to email@example.com
UQ eSpace What's New?
- Social Media - A social media badge has been added to the view pages of eSpace records - now your favourite records can be "Liked, Tweeted and Shared".
- Scope and Policy document updated - The eSpace Scope and Policy document has been updated.
- 'Daily Snapshot' - The order of items in the 'Daily Snapshot' on the eSpace homepage now defaults to 'Recently Added ' rather than to 'News' and the order has been changed to give more prominence to the former.
- Sherpa/Romeo - Sherpa/Romeo provides publisher information, links now display in eSpace on the pages from all journals listed in Sherpa/Romeo.
- Improved usability of view pages - Usability of 'View Pages' in eSpace has been improved by moving Document-type, Sub-type and Collections to the foot of each record and relocating the DOI to the top.
- For Unit Publication Officers - The Unit Publication Officer Guide has been significantly updated.
For further information go to UQ eSpace.
- The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has launched a new platform with improved searching features. DOAJ now contains 8869 journals with 4550 journals searchable at the article level.
- The Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access came into effect from the 1st April 2013. The policy states that all peer-reviewed published research articles and conference proceedings funded by RCUK must be open access. A video from BioMed Central has a helpful explanation.
- Updates have been made to the "Where to Publish" page with Lists of journals which allow free access to the published version within 12 months: Highwire Press, Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell.
- De Gruyter have released a video showcasing their new open access model for libraries, "The Art of Paper Planes".
Do you have good Web of Science coverage? Then a
ResearcherID is essential.
It is a free product developed by Thomson Reuters. Once registered, a researcher is assigned a unique ID number that expressly associates them with their published works, regardless of any possible name variations or institutional affiliation changes.
The latest news is that ResearcherID and ORCID integration: You can now exchange data between your ResearcherID and ORCID profiles.
What is an ORCID and how do I integrate?: "Open Researcher and Contributor identifier" provides a registry of unique research identifiers and a method of linking research activities. Read more. Update your profile once from one site and cascading to the other. Learn more about the extended integration, click here.
With ResearcherID, you can:
- Manage your publication profile
- Track your times cited counts and h-index
- Identify potential collaborators from around the globe
- Publicly showcase your published work
Another great advantage for UQ researchers is that your ResearcherID can be linked to eSpace.
How do I do this?
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Add 'RID request' in the subject line
- Include your full name and UQ username (UQ login) in the email
For further information
We are pleased to announce that Research Data Australia has begun harvesting data collection records from UQ eSpace. Researchers can now describe their data collections in eSpace, and then the harvest makes the data description visible through Research Data Australia.
This allows researchers and research groups to describe their research data according to good practice, in order to aid the discovery, dissemination, and preservation of their research data. This goes some way to champion research datasets as being a first-class research output at UQ.
View our first live record here:
Special thanks to the Centre for Military and Veterans Health, who worked with us to describe this first data collection.
Anyone wanting to know more, or describe some data, please contact email@example.com
A constant flurry of open access developments are underway at UQ, national and international levels.
- UQ Library made Peter Suber's Open Access book available via ebrary. The catalogue description: A concise introduction to the basics of open access, describing what it is, showing that it is easy, fast, inexpensive, legal, and beneficial.
- Helen Morgan, Andrew Heath and I have prepared materials for a talk we are giving at the School of Pharmacy, spotlighting open access and pharmacy.
- The Australian Open Access Support Group. From this site Dr Danny Kingsley provides an excellent summary of recent major open access developments.
Around the World
On 22 February 2013 the Obama administration announced a New Open access policy known as the White House Directive.
- "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research"requiring Federal agencies that spend over $100 million in research and development to have a plan developed by 2014 to "support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government." This policy incorporates both scientific publications and digital scientific data, and limits embargo periods to twelve months post-publication.
- "Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR)" was introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in February after three unsuccessful previous attempts. This Bill is also restricted to agencies with research budgets of more than $100 million and it requires deposit of research findings in a repository in a format that allows for text or data mining. It differs in that it has an embargo of only 6 months.
Read recent open access articles:
- For the Sake of Inquiry and Knowledge - The Inevitability of Open Access A.J. Wolpert
- Open but Not Free - Publishing in the 21st Century M. Frank
- Creative Commons and the Openness of Open Access M.W. Carroll
- The Downside of Open-Access Publishing C. Haug
Blog written by Lisa Kruesi Associate Director SPaDS
4 March 2013 2 - 4pm:
To support UQ Schools undergoing formal review in 2013, UQ Library is hosting an information session to demonstrate how to get the most out of research publication data.
The session will involve staff from both the UQ Library and Research Analysis & Operations and will include information about the reports that are accessible via the MIS reportal and eSpace, as well as other databases such as Web of Science, Scopus and InCites.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This session will be relevant to Heads of Schools, School Managers and those responsible for the data presented in the School Review.
The session will look at the types of publication metrics that are available and what they mean in the context of a School Review.
Information will include:
- benchmarking publication outputs
- relative citation impact within different disciplines
- collaboration metrics
Examples will be provided using tools and services available via the Library include:
- HERDC data
- ERA2012 data
- eSpace data
- ResearcherID and Web of Science
- Scopus Custom Data visualisation
- Officially reported staff FTE
- Officially reported RHD Load and Completions
- School level data comparison of Go8 Universities (Load; Completions; Staff FTE; HERDC Income and Publications)
- Q-Index data
These tools will be demonstrated, including practical examples of how the data can be presented.
When: Monday 4th March, 2
- 4 pm
Where: Don Carruthers Exchange Zone, level 5, Dorothy Hill Library, Hawken Building
Who should attend: This session will be relevant to Heads of Schools, School Managers and those responsible for the data presented in the School Review.
For more information email Jane Smeathers
Please note: Limited spaces available. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog written by Dr Amberyn Thomas | Manager, Scholarly Publications
Just launched is the new open-access scientific journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Elementa aims to facilitate scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of accelerated human impact on natural systems. It is committed to the rapid publication of technically sound, peer-reviewed articles that address interactions between human and natural systems and behaviors (Elementa, Feb 2013). Submission will be accepted April 2013
Elementa is aimed at six main knowledge domains including:
- Atmospheric Science
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Ecology, Ocean Science
- Sustainable Engineering
- Sustainability Sciences
Elementa is supported by BioOne and five academic Dartmouth, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.
For further information go to the pre-publication site.
Ross Wilkinson (ANDS) states, this issue of share celebrates and explains the changes that have taken place at Australian institutions to enable researchers to use data differently - working in new partnerships, addressing new problems and getting properly acknowledged for their data (Feb 2013).
- Progressing Melbourne University's agenda
- Deakin's Library plays a vital role
- Flinders' cross-institution collaboration
- CSIRO's data treasures revealed
- Griffith: Doing it differently
and more.......... share ANDS newsletter, February 2013