Monthly Archives: July 2016

Revisiting The Metric Tide

As we reported last summer, The Metric Tide is an independent report commissioned by HEFCE that was published in July 2015. It looks at the current and future roles of quantitative evaluation of research (i.e. bibliometrics, altmetrics and the like) … Continue reading

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Get your ORCID working for you!

As I write over 2,300,000 ORCIDs have been registered by researchers globally.  ORCIDs have gained traction with publishers, funders and universities as a way of persistently identifying individual researchers across different infrastructures and enabling the flow of data across them.  This will … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is an initiative to change the way that research is evaluated. It centres on the belief there is an over-reliance on bibliometrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor, which is seen by … 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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A checklist for evaluating journals to publish in

For a recent OU training session I co-ran entitled “Finding and evaluating external scholarship literature” I was asked to speak very briefly about evaluating journals to publish in. Attendees were introduced  to Think Check Submit, which provides “a simple checklist … 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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