Scholarly Publishing Resources: cutting edge technology to assist faculty with bibliometric data and scholarly publishingSCELC (2015)
Pepperdine librarians created a comprehensive guide on publishing resources in response to questions we have received over the year from professors on topics such as the best journals to publish in, the prestige of journals, and how often their articles are cited. By creating this guide, we increased our knowledge of bibliometrics, which involves measuring the influence of scholarly research based on how often articles, books and journals are cited by other researchers. We have increased faculty engagement with the library because professors are interested in resources that assist them with the publishing and ultimately their success as scholars. Pepperdine University has increasingly emphasized scholarship, and by taking a leadership role in the publishing process, librarians are aligning their expertise with the strategic priorities of the faculty. Because citation analysis is such an abstract concept, our guide relies on infographics to illustrate these processes. We discovered that most faculty are only aware of the traditional citation metrics resources, but bibliometrics is continually increasing beyond the traditional sources. We formed strong partnerships with professors by connecting them with newer web tools such as SCIMago that were previously invisible to them. We promoted our expertise with the publishing process by presenting our resource to faculty during their division meetings.
Publication DateFebruary 18, 2015
Citation InformationMarc Vinyard and Jaimie Beth Colvin. "Scholarly Publishing Resources: cutting edge technology to assist faculty with bibliometric data and scholarly publishing" SCELC (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaimiebeth-colvin/6/