Sunday, September 22, 2013

Survey on Relative Significance of Conference / Workshop / Other Professional Participation > NATIONAL | INTERNATIONAL

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in your views of the relative significance of types of professional activities and would appreciate your response to a survey.

This survey is anonymous and all results will only be available in the aggregate.

The link to the survey is (now) available at

[http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZWTF2S]

It should take no more 5-7 minutes to complete.

Thanks for you assistance.

BTW: If you have not participated in an analogous survey, please consider do so. It is available via

[http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2013/09/alpha-version-survey-on-relative.html]

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours."
http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-not-journey-its-detours.html

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Survey on Relative Significance of Conference / Workshop / Other Professional Participation > LOCAL | STATE | REGIONAL

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in your views of the relative significance of types of professional activities and would appreciate your response to a survey.

This survey is anonymous and all results will only be available in the aggregate.

The link to the survey is (now) available at

[http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GTKYYMF] (09-18-13)

It should take no more 5-7 minutes to complete.

Thanks for you assistance.

Note: A similar survey relating to National | International participation will be available in the near future.

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours."
http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-not-journey-its-detours.html


Sunday, September 15, 2013

edanz > Journal Advisor > Journal Selector

What is Journal Selector?

The Journal Selector uses cutting-edge semantic technology to help you achieve publication success. Enter your abstract or sample text and the Journal Selector returns a list of journals that publish in related areas. You can refine your results based on the factors that matter to you, like publication frequency, Impact Factor or publishing model, including open access.

Who developed Journal Selector?

Journal Selector is developed by Edanz. They are recognized as the author-centric English editing company. They focus on providing a variety of services, free and paid for, to authors for whom English is not their first language. They aim to help these authors achieve their publication goals by giving them tools, helpful materials and training seminars to overcome barriers to publication.

Journal SelectorOne of the resource that they provided online is the Journal Selector, and other like materials (visit the Springer Author Academy developed by Edanz), and training seminars and workshops to authors who might not otherwise have access to the resources that are available in countries where English is the native language.

Their main success as an English editing service, and the level of success of their author outreach program, is measured by the extent of every author’s publication success

Thanks to Hazman Aziz for the HeadsUp !

Source and Links Available At 

Friday, September 6, 2013

JournalRate: Academic Journal Search Tool

Journal Rate is a searchable database of thousands of academic journals helping researchers in all fields find the appropriate journal to submit their research to. Academics can search by keyword or scope and refine their search by impact factor to help direct them to the leading journals in their respective fields. Additionally, researchers are encouraged to rate and review their experiences with each journal they have submitted to. By leaving feedback on aspects such as ease of submission process, the cost to publish, and the quality of peer reviews, other academics will be better equipped to make informed decisions regarding where they choose to publish.



Source and Link Available At:

[http://www.journalrate.com/]

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Figshare for Institutions


Solving the research data management problem for educational research institutions.

by Mark Hahnel

figshare today announces the launch of ‘figshare for Institutions’ - a simple and cost-effective software solution for academic and higher education establishments to both securely host and make publicly available its academic research outputs. figshare, allows academic institutions to publish, share and get credit for their research data, hosting videos, datasets, posters, figures and theses in a cost-effective way.

Included:

  • Large amounts of secure, private storage plus unlimited public space.
  • Simple, institution-wide management and monitoring of all research outputs for institution staff with subject categorisation per department
  • Access controlled team sharing and collaborative spaces with the ability to add notes and comments to files.
  • An institutional dashboard with detailed metrics on the impact of publicly available data
  • All research outputs can be made citable, visualisable, embeddable and trackable with one click.
  • The ability to push research to any internal repository.
  • Institution–wide compliance with open data requirements of funding bodies.
  • Dedicated support team.

With new funder mandates, researchers as well as institutions are faced with a research data management problem. figshare for institutions provides a solution for both of these stakeholders by catering to their individual needs. For researchers, they are given large amounts of private storage space, to better manage their research outputs in the cloud. The intuitive interface, which academics rarely get to see, allows them to quickly upload their data and just as easily find the files again by filtering on keywords and the type of file. When it comes to complying with mandates, these research outputs are then just one click away from being made openly and persistently available, as well as citable and trackable via a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). These publicly available files are aggregated at the departmental and institutional level, automatically providing a self-populating institutional repository with reporting capabilities.

[more]

Source and Full Text Available At:

[http://figshare.com/blog/Solving_the_research_data_management_problem_for_educational_research_institutions./96]