Building Your Academic Profile (Part 2) : Understanding the Role of Citation Analysis and Impact Factors in your Academic Career

Learn how to use tools that measure the impact of articles, journals and individual scholars including you! You will leave this workshop knowing:

  • how to use ISI Web of Science and Google Scholar to track citations
  • how to calculate impact factors of individual scholars and journals and whether this is informative in your discipline

Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3985

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Description

This workshop will provide an introduction to the impact of journals vs. articles (“citation metrics“) using the ISI journal impact factor. The workshop provides opportunities to interact with instructors and your peers about how to manage your indexed publications (or unindexed) & how to increase your visibility in an age of social media. You will leave this workshop knowing: – how to use ISI Web of Science and Google scholar to track simple citation counts; pros & cons of each – how to calculate basic impact factors for academic journals (and individual scholars) – how newer tools are trying to account for new ways of measuring visibiity and influence If there is sufficient interest, the instructors will provide advanced sessions about the metrics available.

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