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Non-traditional metrics (alt-metrics) have become widely available in recent years to help you understand the wider impact of your work. These complement rather than replace traditional citations and measure very different things. This session will explore some of the metrics available: including article-level downloads, social media mentions, social bookmarking counts and recommendations. What do they mean, and how can you access them to follow the progress of your papers?
Our final session for July 2015 is in the Library Seminar Room or online at 11am (BST) on:
The Library offers several services to help you publish and disseminate your research. We can help you publish reports, journals and conference proceedings. We also support the publishing of digital collections.
Research publications The Library can help you to publish one-off reports in an open access format. See this example from the SAPPHIRE Group in Health Sciences. If you want to start a new open access journal or conference proceedings, we have our own version of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This is journal management and publishing platform for academic publications. Articles published through this system are free to any reader, and no APCs are charged to authors. Please contact Library Research Services for more information: email@example.com
Digital collections Some researchers will be collecting materials as part of a project, and may want to publish them online. The Library supports two platforms to do this:
Omeka.net.This is an easy to use platform for creating websites to d…
RefWorks allows you to manage all the references you have used in your assignments or research. New RefWorks Users Create and organise a library of references that you can access via the webStore and annotate the PDFs of articlesImport references from bibliographic databases and other information sourcesCite while you write using add-in Word/Google Docs featuresAutomatically create bibliographies
If you have never used RefWorks then see our Getting Started Online Tutorial Existing RefWorks UsersWhy should you upgrade to new RefWorks?
New RefWorks has lots of extra features: Store, view and annotate PDFsTag your referencesQuick Cite functionSave to RefWorks browser buttonWord 2016 citation toolbar (Add-In)Google Docs citation toolbar (Add-In)When should you upgrade to new RefWorks?
New RefWorks and legacy RefWorks will both be available to use during the 2016/17 academic year to allow you to upgrade to new RefWorks at a time that suits you. If you are currently working on your thesis and…