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Challenges and solutions for universities and business schools towards more research influence, academic impact and societal/managerial relevance
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The Open Data Movement

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The evolution and role of API in building influential and essential tools and applications for web users, plus the demographics of public data usage a...

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The Science of Social Timing [infographic]

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The Science of Social Timing [infographic] (RT @Data_Blog: What's the best time to post on Facebook or to get your tweets heard?

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The Journal Usage Factor — a complement and challenge to the deeply established Journal Impact Factor.

The Journal Usage Factor — a complement and challenge to the deeply established Journal Impact Factor. | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Like the impact factor, the Journal Usage Factor (JUF) is a simple calculation that divides the total number of article downloads by the number of articles published in a journal over a specified window of time. The simplicity, however, stops there.

Usage is a complex, multi-dimensional construct that makes the impact factor look like a simple grade school test. Usage varies by article type and version, by time, by access mode, and by publisher interface. Journal articles may be hosted on multiple platforms and may exist simultaneously in public repositories and personal web pages.

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Business professors take academic road to the east - FT.com

Business professors take academic road to the east - FT.com | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

A decade ago most aspiring business professors headed west, to the US. These days they are heading in the opposite direction: Asia is becoming the hotspot for the top management thinkers. The past year has seen some of the world’s most distinguished business professors move to Asia – China and Singapore in particular. Blair Sheppard, former dean of the Fuqua school at Duke University in the US, Arnoud de Meyer, former dean of the University of Cambridge’s Judge business school, Howard Thomas, former dean of Warwick Business School in the UK, and George Yip, former dean of the Rotterdam School of Management, are just a few.

By Della Bradshaw

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Enhancing the Efficiency of European Research Funding in the Social Sciences (in Times of Financial Restraint)

Enhancing the Efficiency of European Research Funding in the Social Sciences (in Times of Financial Restraint) | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

One of the key objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy is to enhance the quality and international attractiveness of Europe's higher education system by promoting student and young professional mobility. Among others, this process implies adequate and efficient research funding across the European Research Area.

Website contains presentations.

http://www.eui.eu/Documents/MWP/Conferences/ResearchFundingInCrisis/5thMWP-ACOConferenceReport.pdf

http://www.eui.eu/Documents/MWP/Conferences/20102011/5thMWPACOConferenceProgramme-Draft.pdf

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Impact of Social Sciences; guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities

Impact of Social Sciences; guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

LSE has put together a short guide showing new users how to get started on Twitter and hone their tweeting style, as well as offering advice to more experienced users on how to use Twitter for research projects, alongside blogging, and for use in teaching.

 

Building your following and managing your profileUsing Twitter to maximise the impact of your research project. Making the most of Twitter alongside your own blogUsing course accounts with students. A step by step guide to adding a Twitter feed to MoodleExtra resources and links to blog posts and articles on academic blogging and impact.

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/government/research/resgroups/LSEPublicPolicy/pdf/Twitter_Guide_Sept_2011.pdf

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For absolute beginners :)
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Innovation, Globalization and Collaboration; Society for Scholarly Publishing - 2011 Annual Meeting Presentations

Innovation, Globalization and Collaboration; Society for Scholarly Publishing - 2011 Annual Meeting Presentations | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Some relevant presentations on:

Identifiers: Their Care and Feeding - Best Practices and New Developments for Scholarly Publishers.

Crossref: http://sspnet.org/documents/359_GeoffreyBilder.pdf

Eigenfactor:

http://sspnet.org/documents/366_JevinWest.pdf

 

 

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Mapping & Measuring Scientific Output

Mapping & Measuring Scientific Output | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Measuring the impact and value of scientific publications is critical as governments are increasingly seeking to distribute research funds in ways that support high-quality research in strategically important fields. Through the years, several methodologies and metrics have been developed in order to address some of the many factors that can be taken into consideration when assessing scientific output. New evaluative metrics have emerged to capitalise on the wealth of bibliometric data in analyzing citation counts, article usage, and the emergence and significance of collaborative scientific networks. In addition, ever-increasing computational power enables rigorous relative and comparative analysis of journal citations and publication relationships to be calculated and used in unique ways, including a variety of visualization solutions.

Presentations & Audio recordings of this event are available:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/librarianshome.librarians/LCPresentations

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SCImago Institutions Rankings 2011: Q1 ratio most appealing indicator!

SCImago Institutions Rankings 2011: Q1 ratio most appealing indicator! | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The most comprehensive Research Ranking of worldwide universities and research-focused institutions. This 3rd edition includes 3,042 institutions from all over the world grouped into five Institutional Sectors and classified by World Regions. The ranking adds two new performance indicators (to the previous four ones) to evaluate institutions' research outcomes: Specialization Index and Excellence Rate. Get the report here: http://www.scimagoir.com/pdf/sir_2011_world_report.pdf

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Strategic reading, ontologies, and the future of scientific publishing.

Strategic reading, ontologies, and the future of scientific publishing. | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Science (New York, N.Y.) (2009). Volume: 325, Issue: 5942. Pages: 828-32. Allen H Renear, Carole L Palmer et al.The revolution in scientific publishing that has been promised since the 1980s is about to take place.
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Citation Management Software : Features and Futures

Citation Management Software : Features and Futures | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Reference & User Services Quarterly (2011). Volume: 50, Issue: 3. Pages: 204-208. Merinda Kaye Hensley et al."Reference, instruction, and technology come together in the arena of research support.
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Still using the Hirsch index? Don’t!

Still using the Hirsch index? Don’t! | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

“My research: > 185 papers, h-index 40.” A random quote from a curriculum vitae in the World Wide Web. Sometimes, researchers love their Hirsch index, better known as the h-index. But what does the measure actually mean? Is it a reliable indicator of scientific impact?

Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck have studied the mathematical and statistical properties of the h-index. Their conclusion: the h-index can produce inconsistent results. For this reason, it is actually not the reliable measure of scientific impact that most users think it is. As a leading scientometric institute, we have therefore published the advice to all universities, funders, and academies of science to abandon the use of the h-index as a measure of the overall scientific impact of researchers or research groups. There are better alternatives. The paper by Waltman and Van Eck is now available as a preprint and will soon be published by the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology JASIST.

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What do Researchers do? Career paths of doctoral graduates

What do Researchers do? Career paths of doctoral graduates | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

This report builds on the findings of ‘What do researchers do? Doctoral graduate destinations and impact three years on', which was based on the enhanced longitudinal destination data available through the L DLHE and introduced a new typology of six occupational clusters to describe doctoral graduate destinations. This report explores the career pathways of doctoral graduates within and between these clusters three to four years following graduation, their typical occupations and variations by broad discipline groupings.

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Microsoft Academic Search is now available for Economics & Business

Microsoft Academic Search is now available for Economics & Business | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Find information about academic papers, authors, conferences, journals, and organizations from multiple sources.
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The Rise of Asia: A Research Profile

The Rise of Asia: A Research Profile | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
The rapid growth of Asia’s research community has led to some countries in the region being referred to as “rising stars” or the “next scientific superpowers”.

The region is certainly promising from a scientific point of view. In this article we discuss some of the statistics underlying its development and we examine the current state of research in Asia.

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University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School Announce the Wharton Innovation Fund

University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School Announce the Wharton Innovation Fund | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Philadelphia, PA—The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School are pleased to announce the establishment of the Wharton Innovation Fund, which seeks to promote the inventiveness and creativity of the academic community at the University of Pennsylvania in the design and development of new technologies or services which show promise for making a substantial impact on business or society as a whole. Founder Alberto Vitale, WG’59, describes the Fund as, “a catalyst to stimulate innovation at the School and to surface the brainpower of its students.”

The application process for the Wharton Innovation Fund and criteria for selection are described on the website http://beacon.wharton.upenn.edu/innovation.

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Impact of the crowds: Researchers Studying 10,000 Solutions Participatory Online Platform

Impact of the crowds: Researchers Studying 10,000 Solutions Participatory Online Platform | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Arizona State University researchers are working to answer this question through a National Science Foundation RAPID research grant that will study participation in 10,000 Solutions, a problem-solving participatory website initiated by ASU that addresses local and global challenges.

10,000 Solutions is a newly launched project that releases the power of collaborative imagination to create solutions to issues. The project seeks input from the ASU community and the public for solutions to the world’s greatest challenges on topics ranging from education to technology and from health to human rights.

See also: http://asunews.asu.edu/20110921_10000solutionsresearch

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Article 50 million: an estimate of the number of scholarly articl...

Article 50 million: an estimate of the number of scholarly articl... | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

How many scholarly research articles are there in existence? Journal articles first appeared in 1665, and the cumulative total is estimated here to have passed 50 million in 2009. This sum was arrived at based on published figures for global annual output for 2006, and analyses of annual output and growth rates published in the last decade.

fulltext: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087%2F20100308

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Multi-author academic blogs are the way of the future | Networked Researcher

Multi-author academic blogs are the way of the future | Networked Researcher | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

The web gives academics an unparalleled opportunity to distribute their work to audiences previously unavailable to them. But in a period when government has announced that it is axing all public teaching funding for the social sciences, university social scientists are likely to find themselves stretched to the absolute limit. Who then will have the time and expertise to maintain their own individual blog?

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Toward an objective, reliable and accurate method for measuring research leadership

Toward an objective, reliable and accurate method for measuring research leadership | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

We compare a new method for measuring research leadership with the traditional method. Both methods are objective and reliable, utilize standard citation databases, and are easily replicated. The traditional method uses partitions of science based on journal categories, and has been extensively used to measure national leadership patterns in science, including those appearing in the NSF Science & Engineering Indicators Reports and in prominent journals such as Science and Nature. Our new method is based on co-citation techniques at the paper level. It was developed with the specific intent of measuring research leadership at a university, and was then extended to examine national patterns of research leadership.

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On the assessment of institutional research performance

On the assessment of institutional research performance | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

A standard way of bibliometrically analyzing the performance of an institution is to select all of its publications and then calculate publication- and citation-based indicators for the institution as a whole. But there are other ways of assessing performance, and these come in top-down and bottom-up varieties. In general, bottom-up approaches tend to produce more reliable results than top-down, and also make it possible to look at performance at the level of groups of departments within an institution. Next, we illustrate a new set of indicators bases on “usage”

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Peer Review Highly Sensitive To Poor Refereeing, Claim Researchers

Peer Review Highly Sensitive To Poor Refereeing, Claim Researchers | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Just a small number of bad referees can significantly undermine the ability of the peer-review system to select the best scientific papers. That is according to a pair of complex systems researchers in Austria who have modelled an academic publishing system and showed that human foibles can have a dramatic effect on the quality of published science.

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Have Journal Editors Become Anachronisms? « The Scholarly Kitchen

Have Journal Editors Become Anachronisms? « The Scholarly Kitchen | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
From this signaling perspective, the essential function of peer review is not to improve an article, an argument maintained by journal publishers, but to stratify the literature into tiers of journals that strengthen quality signals for potential...
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Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it

Prestigious US academic institution Princeton University has banned researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain cases where a waiver may be granted.

The new rule is part of an Open Access policy aimed at broadening the reach of their scholarly work and encouraging publishers to adjust standard contracts that commonly require exclusive copyright as a condition of publication.

Universities pay millions of dollars a year for academic journal subscriptions. People without subscriptions, which can cost up to $25,000 a year for some journals or hundreds of dollars for a single issue, are often prevented from reading taxpayer funded research. Individual articles are also commonly locked behind pay walls..
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Nature.com on metrics: Do metrics matter in hiring & promotions decisions?

Nature.com on metrics: Do metrics matter in hiring & promotions decisions? | Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university | Scoop.it
Many researchers believe that quantitative metrics determine who gets hired and who gets promoted at their institutions. With an exclusive poll and interviews, Nature probes to what extent metrics are really used that way.
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