Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Research impact and the REF: How citations can be used as a measure

Researcher seminar, Monday 10th December, 12:00 - 2:00pm Wolfson Suite, Harold Cohen Library

Understanding citation measures can help you:
  • provide evidence of research impact
  • measure and track uptake of research by peers
  • support personal reputation and career advancement
  • enhance bids for funding
  • demonstrate institutional and national research performance

Although citation and publication cultures vary across disciplines, citations are increasingly being used as a measure of research impact. This session, delivered by staff from the Library and Research Policy, will consider techniques to boost your citations and get your research read and introduce the tools available via Web of Knowledge, Scopus and Google Scholar to identify and measure your personal citations.
A brief overview will be given of the citation measures used by funders and policy bodies, with a particular focus on the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). We will explain which REF2014 Panels intend to use citation data as part of their output quality assessments, and outline the context data they will receive in addition to data on single outputs. The University subscribes to a citation product, InCites, which can be used to benchmark citations against outputs in similar subjects for the same time period. We will show how to access this and which reports might be useful.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. REGISTER to reserve your place.

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