Category: Impact

Open is Not Forever: A Study of Vanished Open Access Journals

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Many reputable journals are costly and behind paywalls because, unlike some poor quality open access journals, one is paying for copy editing, indexing, and preservation. When you publish with a quality journal, you have a reasonable expectation that your article will be … Continue Reading

Impact: Library Tools for Promotion and Tenure

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The USF Libraries has a guide,  Impact: Library Tools for Promotion and Tenure, for graduate students and faculty interested in determining journal quality and journal rankings, as well as tracking cited references to published work. If you need assistance with these tools, … Continue Reading

Understanding Metrics that Measure Productivity

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When looking at publication metrics that measure scholarly productivity, performance, quality and impact/influence, it is important to keep these things in mind: 1) There are varying levels of metrics: journal, article and author 2) No single metric is sufficient for measuring performance … Continue Reading

Impact: Library Tools for Promotion and Tenure

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The USF Tampa Library’s Impact Guide will help scholars find all the tools for journal rankings, identifying an author’s cited references, and ways candidates for promotion and tenure can highlight the quality of their publications.

Think, Check, Attend

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Just as there are predatory journals where scholars pay to get published while getting very little in the way of improving their publication record, there are conferences that are touted as scholarly but are actually misleading, exaggerated or fake in their reputability. This new site Think, Check, Attend offers thoughtful guidance on trusting a conference to attend and present your research. The checklist asks researchers if they are familiar with sponsors of the conference, its venue, reputation, etc.