Scholarly Metrics Concepts Covered & Services Provided by the Library:
Raising the visibility of your research: This is about the importance of creating profiles and self-archiving/sharing work ethically (aka not violating copyright)
Journal Selection: There are many considerations when selecting a journal.
Scholarly Impact: Metrics will help you gauge the impact of your work which is helpful for promotion and tenure as well as self-evaluation. Metrics fall into four main categories Author, Artifact, Journal, and Institution level metrics. Bellow are examples of questions you can answer with metrics:
Open Access: Open access articles generally receive more citations and enjoy a higher readership. Are you aware that there are several levels of open access?
Raising the visibility of your research
Why should you create multiple profiles and how do these platforms help you achieve your goals?
Creating a free Google Scholar Author profile will organize all of your scholarly works in one location and make it easier for other researchers to locate your papers. Also, by creating a profile, you can obtain author level metrics like the H-index.
ORCID is a unique alphanumeric identifier for authors; it helps with name ambiguity for common surnames and will be invaluable if you change names. Researchers can include their ORCID id’s when they apply for grants. Over 7,000 journals collect ORCID ids when authors submit articles and journals like PLOS and Science require ORCID ids for article submissions.
ResearchGate is an academic social network and is useful for sharing your works with other scholars.
Green Open Access-This category, which is also known as self-archiving, provides authors with the option of uploading the full-text of published articles that are hidden behind paywalls to institutional repositories.