This page brings together library-related information of particular relevance to researchers across the University. The support the Library is providing is part of a wider network of University support for researchers, including RED (Research & Enterprise Development).
Research data management involves the organisation and preservation of research data and is a core area of research integrity. Well managed research data allows reliable verification of results and enables data sharing among the wider research community, thus enhancing the long-term value and impact of the work. Most Research Councils and funding bodies now have policies in place that encourage or mandate the creation of a research data management plan and the deposit of research data in a recognised data repository.
This section provides advice on identifying suitable publishers for your work; advice on making your publication freely available via open access publishing; and advice on making sure that your research is highly visible to others.
These pages offer help to University of Bristol researchers who need or want to publish their research by open access methods.
You may find it worthwhile to check your papers on key databases such as Web of Science to ensure that they have been entered correctly and citation details are correct. In Web of Science it is important to use the 'Cited reference search' option and compare this to the 'Times cited' number given when you look up a paper in the normal way. The 'Cited reference search' often shows additional citations to your papers which do not show up in the 'Times cited' (usually this is because the citing author has made a mistake in their reference to your paper, but sometimes it is a mistake made by Thomson, who compile the database). If you notice mistakes on Web of Science you can use an online form to request a data change or correction. Other databases will normally have a corresponding facility.
Pure is being set up to harvest / import citations for UOB researchers automatically based on name and institution from online sources such as Web of Science and PubMed. UOB researchers will then only need to accept these citations as theirs within Pure.
ResearcherID is a free online tool dedicated to accurate author identification within Web of Science / Web of Knowledge. By adding publications you have authored to the "My Publications" list within your ResearcherID profile you will aid in increasing the accuracy of author identification in Web of Knowledge. You can build your online publication list in a number of ways including direct export to ResearcherID from Web of Science search results. ResearcherID can also be used to analyse your citations. For full details of what ResearcherID can do for you, and instructions on how to register and use the service, please see the links under the heading 'Learn more' on the ResearcherID home page.
You can carry out citation-based evaluation of your research by using Web of Science, assuming your subject area is well covered by this database, or through the related ResearcherID service (see above). Pure also has the potential to import citation information from Web of Knowledge.
The REF (Research Excellence Framework) will take place in 2014, and is the successor to the RAE2008, the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The RED (Research & Enterprise Development) website includes a section of advice for UOB researchers on REF2014 (UOB only). Part of the REF may include citation-based analysis. Individual researchers can calculate the H-index and other citation measures by using Web of Science or ResearcherID, but comparison of groups and institutions requires specialised tools such as InCites (details on the Thomson Reuters website). RED have taken out a subscription to InCites.
Our theses and dissertations collection page includes a section on how to Submit your thesis.
Updated 28 February 2013 by the University Library
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