Broadcast: Events

Understanding publication metrics

Wednesday 24 June 11:00 until 12:30
Speaker: Library Research Support team
Part of the series: Researcher Development Programme

Target audience: Doctoral researchers in all stages from all disciplines. Research staff are also welcome to book a place to attend this workshop.

Workshop description: Bibliometrics & altmetrics are frequently used to demonstrate the impact & influence of research.

This practical workshop will introduce you to some of the tools that you can use to measure the research impact of authors, articles & journals.

The workshop will cover:

  • Impact factors
  • Citation analysis
  • H-index
  • Altmetrics

Learning outcomes: By the end of the workshop you will have

  • Discovered the advantages of each metric as well as the potential for misuse, and considered how to use metrics responsibly
  • Learnt how to find & evaluate the impact factor of journals
  • Discovered how to use bibliometrics & altmetrics to illustrate the use of your research & that of others

Workshop feedback:

  • "Lots of researchers don't know they need to know this stuff - very useful"
  • "Novel insights into how each research/publication are rated and cited. Explained the pros & cons of how each different citation metric works"
  • "Informative & useful - thanks"

About the facilitators: The Library Research Support team support researchers at all levels across the University. They offer bookable one-to-one sessions tailored to suit your specific research needs, run various group training workshops, & organise seminars & events to engage with the research community on campus. Together with the Hive Scholars, the team also look after the Sussex Research Hive, the Library's dedicated space for researchers.

Please note: All attendees will be sent a link via email to join this online session before it takes place.

Follow this link to Sussex Direct to book a place

By: Adam Kreimeia
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 April 2020