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  • 1. Citation MetricsProcedures, Progress & PitfallsLinda Galloway RCSC Unit Meeting April 5, 2012

2. Scopus or Web of Science??Scopus Web of ScienceSciVerse Scopus is the worlds largest abstractWeb of Science consists of nine databasesand citation database of peer-reviewed containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, bookliterature.series, reports, conferences, and more. Contains 46 million records, 70% with abstracts It fully covers over 12,000 major journals. Nearly 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers Create a visual representation of citation worldwide relationships with Citation Mapping Capture citation activity and trends Includes over 4.6 million conference graphically with Citation Report papers Use the Analyze Tool to identify trends Provides 100% Medline coverage and patterns Our subscription:Subscription includes: Science Citation Index Expanded (1899- 23 million records with references back to present) 1996 (of which 78% include references). Social Sciences Citation Index (1898- 21 million records pre-1996 which go backpresent) as far as 1823. Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975- present)Linda Galloway 3. Other databases?Tasha received information that many of Ebsco& PQ databases offer citation analysesI haveno familiarity with these services.Google Scholar is poised to become a player inthis arena Google Scholar Profiles are easy touse and harvest data automatically.Google Scholar Metrics for Publications released 4/1/2012Linda Galloway 4. Linda Galloway 5. Why offer this service? Build relationships with faculty & department chairs Helps librarian learn about faculty membersresearch areas Assist in the evaluation of departments, programsand faculty Really use the tools available to us Fun and interesting Sometimes not fun & stressful!Linda Galloway 6. Part OneAttempt to assess the scholarly impact of adepartment (at Chairs request).If you plan to use Scopus, as I do, create anaccount to save your work.Linda Galloway 7. Publication & Citation CountsFor a department1. Decide on time frame to use I use past year (2011), past 5 years (2007-2011) and past 10 years (2002-2011).2. Create & save a search (by affiliation): (AF-ID("Syracuse University" 60030551) OR AF-ID("University Syracuse" 105277074) OR AF-ID("Syracuse University London Centre" 101417035)) AND ((dept* W/1 bio*) OR ("life science* complex") OR (department W/1 biology))Linda Galloway 8. Search Alerts. Linda Galloway 9. Edit search with time frame:(AF-ID("Syracuse University" 60030551) OR AF-ID("University Syracuse" 105277074) OR AF-ID("Syracuse University London Centre" 101417035))AND ((dept* W/1 bio*) OR ("life science* complex") OR(Department W/1 Biology)) AND PUBYEAR IS 2010 Scopus has many help screens with usefulinformation Linda Galloway 10. Check to make sure all pubs retrieved are from SU authors (may be gradstudents, postdocs, faculty, etc.)Linda Galloway 11. Select correct pubs and View CitationOverview Save the list, so you can work with the data later: i.e. Biology 2007Linda Galloway 12. Export to RefWorks I also export the list of articles to a RefWorksaccount and share the link with faculty. Ask faculty to check to make sure all theirpublications are represented for eachpublication year. Send a summary report to chair Linda Galloway 13. Linda Galloway 14. Further work: Can analyze the journal impact factors whereauthors most frequently publish. Can compare publication rates, citation countsand impact factors to peer institutions. Many more things Linda Galloway 15. Cited Reference SearchinScopus 16. Choose Author Search tabEnter authors name in in correct format. In mostcases, do not select exactmatches. 17. Scopus groups authors to aid indisambiguation. In thisexample, both grouped authors are the same person. 18. Select author(s) and choose Show Documents 19. Select only those articles attributable to author 20. View CitationOverview 21. Change date range, ifdesired 22. What to do if you have more than one author profile in Scopus. 23. Select YOUR author profiles you may need to review allthe articles associated with each author. 24. Request to merge authorsLinda Galloway 25. Merge process may take up to 3 weeks but its in your best interest to have only one profile. 26. Pitfalls Depending on the data you retrieve, expectsome unhappy customers Be prepared to defend your data and methods Pre-emptively communicate how and why youcollected the information you did Stay strong!Linda Galloway 27. Altmetricsaltmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics basedon the Social Web for analyzing, and informingscholarship. www.altmetrics.org Supplement to traditional peer-reviewed metrics Looks at downloads & click-through rates Crowdsource peer-review Many tools currently available: Google Scholar Profile/citations Mendeley Total-Impact ReaderMeter Plus, many more! Linda Galloway 28. Questions?? Linda Galloway, galloway@syr.edu or315-443-9766 SciVerse/Scopus Citation Overview help:http://help.scopus.comLinda Galloway Syracuse University Library April2012