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Research Talk: research best practices

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Access Dunia Sdn. Bhd. in collaboration with Tunku Azizah Knowledge Centre (TAKC) is organizing a free research talk for UniKL researchers.

Details of the event will be as per follows:-
Date: 30 November (Wednesday)
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pmVenue: Library Meeting Room 1406, Level 14, Chancellery

Speaker:
Dr. Wong, Woei Fuh
Consultant, iGroup/General Manager of Consulting, Innovative Education Services

Topics covered:

  • How to get cited in Scopus or Web of Science

  • How to collaborate and improve visibility

The talk is open to UniKL Postgraduate Students and Researchers.

Seats are limited to 30 pax only.

Book your reservation now at: https://uniklresearchtalk.eventbrite.sg

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Upcoming Event: 18-20 October International Research Conference and Innovation Exhibition 2016

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2016 is an international event organized by Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL-MITEC) in collaboration with Johor Port Authority (LPJ).

URL: http://mitec.unikl.edu.my/IRCIE/

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Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

What is SJR?

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As stated in the card, SJR weights citations based on the source they come from.The subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. SJR also normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields. Further, SJR is calculated by SCImago Lab and developed from Scopus data.

SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualization techniques.

How can you access and use SJR in Scopus?

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In Scopus there are 4 main places to find a title’s SJR calculation (click on images to enlarge):

  1. The <Browse Sources> page

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2. The Journal Homepage

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3. From the <Source> tab when using the <Analyze search results> feature, and

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  1. The <Compare journals> tool

Let’s look more closely at the <Compare journals> tool (click here to watch the quick video clip). This tool allows you to gain a more complete analysis of the journal landscape. You can select up to 10 journals to upload into graphs for comparative analysis; and then compare the titles using a variety of metrics, including SJR. For example, if you are trying to identify the best and most prestigious journal to publish in, this tool offers helpful insights by allowing you to compare SJR calculations and trends for a set of journals at one time.

To further illustrate how this works, let’s say you are looking for journals relating to Lung Cancer. Go to Scopus.com and:

  1. Click on <Compare journals>
  2. Search for “Lung Cancer” in the search box
  3. Select the journal titles you want to compare
  4. As you make your selections, the graphs will populate

From here, you can see the SJR values for your selected titles over time and compare the titles against each other. This graph can help answer questions like: ‘Is there a journal that seems to be on the rise?’ or ‘Is the journal with the highest value trending upward, maintaining or seem to be declining?’ The graphs give you a bit more visual insight into the measurements over time compared to a table or a singular value.  You can even zoom in to look at a smaller window of time. NOTE: you can also compare the titles based on other metric values, such as SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) and IPP (Impact per Publication), which will be discussed in future posts.

Where can you find SJR values outside of the Scopus platform?

SJR is a publicly available metric and can also be attained outside of the Scopus platform. Here’s how you can access SJR values from outside of Scopus.com:

  1. Download the Scopus Source List and find the SJR values from 2013 to 2015 listed in columns I, L and O
  2. Go to https://www.journalmetrics.com/and search the entire collection of journals covered by Scopus, along with their SJR, SNIP and IPP metrics going back to 1999.
  3. SCImago site: http://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php

Article source:
Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Personalizing your Scopus Experience

Personalizing your Scopus experience is easy – all you have to do is register for a Scopus username and password. By registering, you can take advantage of the personalization features Scopus offers to customize your Scopus experience.

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With your username and password you can create targeted lists for future projects or create alerts to see when someone has cited your work. To make your work efficient, you can also use the username and password to create a bibliography, save references, create alerts via RSS and download saved Lists.

Click here to read the full article.

 Scopus is accessible through Library Website or click here to access from outside campus area.

Please contact librarian at your respective campus for outcampus username and password