Category Archives: Metrics

Library advice regarding the responsible use of quantitative research indicators

We have written some Library advice regarding the responsible use of quantitative research indicators (the preferred term for metrics/bibliometrics). This outlines our approach to such indicators, representing current good practice and acting as a guide for future activities. We believe that this … Continue reading

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Web of Science

Web of Science is a renowned abstract and citation database. It has wide coverage and facilitates analysis of its content, which can help identify links between past and current research, between collaborators or between funding and research impact, for example. It is well-known … Continue reading

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Scopus – a large abstract and citation database for research

Scopus is a large, multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Here are just a few of the features that make it worth considering as a researcher: It has a lot of content … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Repository Downloads

The download data of Open Access content in ORO can tell some fascinating stories, the counts from December and January are no exception… it really is amazing what you can discover with a bit of digging! The first one that … Continue reading

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Metrics: what they are and how to use them

David and I ran the session on metrics on Wednesday and had a good attendance – so thanks to all who came out. The session was an overview of metrics, researcher profiles, the application of metrics and the problematic behaviours … Continue reading

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ORO Downloads – June 2016

I’m a bit reluctant to publish lists of top downloads from ORO as they only tell the story of those items that get an exceptional number of downloads from ORO.  Sometimes these numbers are questionable and can be the result … Continue reading

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Does using ORO provide a citation advantage?

There have been several studies indicating that deposit in an institutional repository (like our own ORO) does provide a citation advantage.  The one I usually refer to when I’m promoting ORO is the one conducted by Lars Kullman “The Effect of Open … Continue reading

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Open Research Online – Quarterly Update

Please find below quarterly update for ORO Q3 2015/16.  Key headlines for the last quarter are: Increase in deposits on previous quarter and quarter 3 2014/15 Increase in Open Access items and items with Full text  Deposits 702 deposits over the … Continue reading

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ORO Annual Update 2014-15

I’ve collected the data for the ORO Annual Report 2014-15. Highlights include: 15% increase in deposits over previous year Over 1 million downloads from ORO for the second year in succession Open Access deposits reaching 73% in KMi ORO continues … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for July 2015

Please find the most downloaded items from ORO in July below: PDF is available here: Top 15 July 2015

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