Increase and evidence the impact of your published work

KUDOS webinar

Kudos Educational Researcher Webinar – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Co-hosted with Kudos, Altmetric, ORCID and Thomson Reuters, this session will give you hints and tips on how to promote your work effectively, measure current reach and how to further increase the impact of your work (reach, altmetrics and citations) – all in one place.

Find out more and register here – http://bit.ly/kudoswebinaraug2016

Any questions, please do email support@growkudos.com who will happily help.

 

Depositing Research Outputs: Getting more from OpenAIR

imagesRGU has its own institutional repository for research outputs called “OpenAIR”.  Depositing research outputs in OpenAIR meets many Open Access requirements and, because the repository is optimised for search engines, it can raise the profile of research staff and students.  To improve the level of service support offered to researchers and research students, a new policy has been approved. As a result, OpenAIR is now accepting submissions of many more kinds of research output, including research data, systematic review protocols and any outputs created by doctoral and research masters students. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with the OpenAIR team, or read the full policy.”

 

Which publications best reflect your research achievements?

HEFFCE blog 20 July

This is one of the questions addressed in a post today by Jonathan Adams on the HEFCE blog. In the post Jonathan explores some of the findings published in the HEFCE report “Publication patterns in research underpinning impact in REF2014” that we have previously referred to on Research Matters.

Read Jonathan’s blog post here then follow on with Anna Lang’s blog piece about the REF Impact Case Studies

If you are thinking ahead to the next REF and considering impact stories you could do worse than explore the searchable database of impact case studies submitted for REF 2014 that HEFCE have helpfully provided.

Publication patterns in research underpinning impact in REF2014

HEFCE DIGITAL SCIENCE

HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, has published a report “Publication patterns in research underpinning impact in REF2014”, comprising an analysis of all of the research publication outputs submitted for research assessment between 1988 and 2014. From the references included in the REF 2014 impact case studies, around 42% of those had been submitted as indicators of academic research quality to previous research assessment processes. Of the report fidndings, HEFCE says:

“This suggests that research of scholarly significance leads to societal impact, but also emphasises the broad base of research from which impact stems.”

Read the HEFCE press release here – the report is available to download free from the HEFCE website

The analysis was commissioned by HEFCE and undertaken by Digital Science.

Gold Open Access Publisher Deals for RGU Academics

Did you know that RGU have several deals with publishers to reduce the cost of Article Processing Charges (APC) for Gold Open Access?

Below are a few particularly good ones, for the full list see the RGU Lib Guide here: http://libguides.rgu.ac.uk/c.php?g=408888&p=2863341

Springer
It is free for authors to publish under Gold Open Access in any journal that offers Springer Open Choice, though this is first-come-first-serve, as there is a national limit on the number of articles Springer will consider. Once an article has been accepted for publication, corresponding authors can ask Springer to make it Open Access; Springer will contact the Library to confirm the author’s affiliation with RGU. If the author is not the corresponding author, then they can contact the Library directly and we will pursue the Open Access option for them. A complete list of journals offering Springer Open Choice is available here: http://bit.ly/21zoMph.

Royal Society of Chemistry
We have four vouchers to use by the end of December 2016. Each voucher equates to the publication of one article under Gold Open Access, and can be obtained by contacting the Library at publications@rgu.ac.uk. All journals published by RSC offer the ability to use these vouchers. Additionally, the publisher’s flagship title “Chemical Science” is completely free to publish in until the end of 2018. A list of this publisher’s journals is available here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Journals

 SAGE
We have an agreement that all APCs paid to SAGE are capped at £200 per article, though researchers will need to pay this from their grant or own resources. Most journals published by SAGE offer the choice of Gold Open Access (a short list of those that do not is available from the publisher’s website) and some of them are built around mandatory Gold Open Access (a list of these is available from: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/pure-gold-open-access-journals). A complete list of the publisher’s journals is available here: http://bit.ly/1NYDhAm.

 


 

Research Assessment in the Humanities

Research assessment in the humanities

Colleagues working in humanities, social sciences and law disciplines may be interested in the discussions presented in this new book from Springer Open about pilot projects and other work around research assessment from across Europe, including Switzerland, Norway, Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands. It is published on an Open Access basis and is freely accessible by following this link.

UK Funding Councils post-2014 Open Access Policy

JISC Open Access HEFCE Policy

Today is the day – 1 April 2016 – that this policy has finally come into effect. Mafalda Picarra from Jisc has written a timely blog reminder of what it all means. The University Library is ready to support your work, just copy your acceptance email from the publisher with the manuscript to publications@rgu.ac.uk