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Understanding Open Access and Bibliometrics – RSO/Library event

Posted by gazjjohnson on 11 February, 2010

As I mentioned previously the Research Support Office and the Library are running an event for academics and postgraduates here at Leicester on these hot topics.  Here’s a more detailed run down of the event programme.

Thursday 25th February 2010 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m.
Lecture Theatre A, Physics Building

Overview of OA and OA at Leicester: Gareth J Johnson, Library
This session examines current developments in scholarly publication and open access, focussing on its impact on the Leicester academic community.

Research Funders’ OA mandates: Juliet Bailey, RSO
This session examines the policies of the major research funders on open access and outlines the implications for all researchers.

Q&A Session

An Introduction to Bibliometrics: Nancy Bayers, Library
This session introduces the concept of bibliometrics and its applications in evaluating research and planning for the Research Excellence Framework.

Bibliometrics in the REF: Juliet Bailey, RSO
This session examines how HEFCE proposes to use bibliometrics in the Research Excellence Framework and the changes proposed to scoring of outputs.

Q&A Session & Discussion

All sessions are open to all staff and research students but they are particularly suitable for academic staff and researchers. No registration is required.

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One Response to “Understanding Open Access and Bibliometrics – RSO/Library event”

  1. Brody, T., Kampa, S., Harnad, S., Carr, L. and Hitchcock, S. (2003) Digitometric Services for Open Archives Environments. In Proceedings of European Conference on Digital Libraries 2003, pp. 207-220, Trondheim, Norway. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/7503/

    Brody, T., Carr, L., Harnad, S. and Swan, A. (2007) Time to Convert to Metrics. Research Fortnight pp. 17-18. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14329/

    Brody, T., Carr, L., Gingras, Y., Hajjem, C., Harnad, S. and Swan, A. (2007) Incentivizing the Open Access Research Web: Publication-Archiving, Data-Archiving and Scientometrics. CTWatch Quarterly 3(3). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/

    Harnad, S. (2008) Validating Research Performance Metrics Against Peer Rankings. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 8 (11) doi:10.3354/esep00088 The Use And Misuse Of Bibliometric Indices In Evaluating Scholarly Performance http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/15619/

    Harnad, S., Carr, L. and Gingras, Y. (2008) Maximizing Research Progress Through Open Access Mandates and Metrics. Liinc em Revista 4(2). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16617/

    Harnad, S. (2009) Open Access Scientometrics and the UK Research Assessment Exercise. Scientometrics 79 (1) Also in Proceedings of 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics 11(1), pp. 27-33, Madrid, Spain. Torres-Salinas, D. and Moed, H. F., Eds. (2007) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/17142/

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