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Workshop D-01
Wednesday, 19/June/2019:
9:00am - 10:15am

Location: Room 104

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ID: 241 / Workshop D-01: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Impact + Assessment
Keywords: research support, research evaluation, research impact, bibliometric, altmetrics

Let's work together on a publication strategy guideline

Alicia Fátima Gómez Sánchez1, Giuse Ardita2, Valeria Scotti3

1Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology; 2Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy; 3Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation

Many information professionals are expected to guide their institutions about metrics and impact, and they are deeply aware that a proper and well-defined publication strategy is something that would help to raise the visibility and the impact of research.

The idea for such a workshop arises from the needs addressed by the members of the Metrics and Evaluation SIG about the lack of material to be used for training and research support purposes. Therefore, it would be helpful to have a general document with the main issues related on how to help researchers to develop publication strategies.

The aim of this interactive workshop is to bring together a group of librarians and information specialists that want to share knowledge and exchange ideas about the key aspects to be included in a good publication strategy. This should include a wide range of issues such as responsible use of metrics, traditional metrics, altmetrics, use of impact factor, etc. Additionally several issues within open access to publications and data will be addressed. Because participants will come from different countries, and both traditional bibliometric and alternative metrics are used very differently in each country, and open access mandates are different, one of the benefits will be to compare national assessment experiences (i.e. around impact factor) to develop new ideas and strategies in publication process.

The proposed methodology based on collaborative co-authored writing, in particular writing together side-by-side methodology, where several persons, by thinking aloud together, negotiating and refining the content, compose a text.

The result of such an exchange is to develop a consensus document with some general ideas to develop a publication strategy guideline for researchers or institutions. Hopefully new ideas and strategies will arise, and the intention is to share this document via open access repositories and in the EAHIL Metrics and Evaluation SIG site.

Learning outcomes : Understand the use and implications of bibliometric and altmetrics indicators, resources, as well as services related to open access and predatory publishing; Apply previous knowledge to the different steps of the publication cycle, considering the differences between countries; Evaluate and compare pros and cons of different evaluation models; Create a publication strategy proposal.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Librarians involved in providing scholarly publication and research support. Members of the EAHIL Metrics

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Alicia Fátima Gómez-Sánchez works currently at the FECYT, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, as OpenAIRE project manager. Prior to that she was Research & Scholarly Communications Information Manager at the University of Hertfordshire (UK), and Head of the Library at the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC). She has extensive experience in scientific information, management of research and institutional evaluation, and analysis of scientific production through bibliometric indicators. Her current lines of research focus on responsible metrics, open science, as well as developing strategies for publishing and disseminating research, particularly in the fields of Biomedicine and Health Sciences.

Giuse Ardita works at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità: Knowledge Service – Library. She has been working for many years in research assessment field. She is administrator of ResearcherID profiles created for affiliated researchers. She provides support and training for all evaluation issues, grant applications and research reporting.

Valeria Scotti since 2009 has been working as a Health Information Librarian at IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation. During these years, she was lecturer in several courses on bibliometric indicators, bibliographic research, systematic reviews, and on various health information topics and she fell in love with alternative metrics.

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