Publication Impact Metrics: Understanding the Landscape, Applications, and Partnerships
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Office of Research
Series/Report no.:National Organization of Research Development Professionals. Great Lakes Regional Meeting. 2019. University of Michigan. Session 1E.
This session will provide a broad overview of publication impact metrics and tools and offer specific steps for researchers to understand and manage their online scholarly presence. The panel will begin by orienting participants to publication metrics commonly used to demonstrate scholarly impact, as well as their responsible use. Content will cover citation-based metrics (such as the Journal Impact Factor and H-Index), social-media based metrics, and some tools used to gather this data. Then, we will give an overview of the U-M Library's 2019 Research Impact Challenge. The challenge, conducted by email to a group of about 275 participants, provided one activity per day for two weeks to help participants manage their online research profiles and better understand the reach and impact of their work. We will introduce the content of the challenge, and report out on lessons learned through assessment, including types of scholars most likely to participate and activities they found most valuable. The aims of the session are for participants to: 1) understand the conversation surrounding the use of publication impact metrics; and, 2) become familiar with tools and best practices for managing one's online scholarly presence 3) visualize opportunities for campus and library partnerships.