Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers”

Do you often wonder how to select a journal in which to publish or wonder about the quality of a journal?  This workshop will demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, Scimago), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals.  Reputable, peer-reviewed Open Access journals are on the rise, but so are “predatory publisher” that charge publication fees but do little in terms of peer review. Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will also be covered, to help you determine if publishing in a specific open access journal will be worth the author fee.

  • Friday October 3, 2014, 12:00 Noon, Daley Library – IDEA Commons Classroom
  • Thursday October 16, 2014, 12:00 Noon, Library of the Health Sciences, Room 303

How do you Rate?  Assessing your impact using the h-index and beyond

This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index.  The workshop will allow you to explore a range of tools (Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar) to obtain citation counts and calculate the h-index.  How to create your own Google Citations profile and new “altmetrics” that examine web 2.0’s role in assessing impact will also be covered. 

  • Thursday October 30, 2014, 12:00 Noon, Library of the Health Sciences, Room 303
  • Wednesday November 12, 2014, 12:00 Noon, IDEA Commons Classroom