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The REF Open Access Countdown is on….

Stopwatch

The new open access policy for the next REF starts on 1st April 2016. All papers must comply with this policy or risk being excluded from the submission. We have been working hard to raise awareness with our researchers over the last year but in the next few months we will be doing yet more publicity. The key message is:

  • Researchers are responsible for making sure their papers are eligible.
  • As soon as you have a paper accepted for publication, enter the details that you know onto RIS and upload the accepted version (the final version after peer review).
  • Either check copyright and publish the paper to Cronfa yourself or ask us for help!

The REF policy should not mean you have to pay for open access – most publishers allow self-archiving with conditions varying per journal (the Sherpa Romeo website is the place to check).

Funder policies may have additional open access requirements.

We are running more of our popular “Open Access Briefings” – these are a chance to learn about the policy and ask questions. Book onto a session using the links below:

Singleton Park Campus, SURF Room:

Wed 2nd March 2016, 2.30-3.30pm

Thur 7th April 2016, 1-2pm

Bay Campus, Engineering A103:

Tue 8th March 2016, 1-2pm

Wed 6th April 2016, 2-3pm

 

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Stand out and be counted: building an effective online profile for researchers

A one day workshop to learn about tools that can help you to promote yourself and achieve the best visibility for your research including:

  • What can be counted about you? Citations, altmetrics and a look at the new Scival tool
  • Your online identity – researcher profiles including ORCID, Google Scholar and our university systems (Cronfa, RIS & staff web pages)
  • Online networking and social spaces for researchers

The day will be a mix of presentations, discussion and a chance to try some of the tools for yourself. Lunch will be provided. We will be running the workshop on the following dates – please click to book a place!

Wed 13th May (9.30-3.30pm)

OR

Fri 19th June (9.30-3.30pm)

For more information, contact us on iss-research@swansea.ac.uk

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More SciVal Training at Swansea Uni

Bibliometric analysis has become increasingly important in evaluations of the research impact of individuals or institutions (such as the REF). SciVal, which uses data from the Scopus database (used for REF2014), is one of the tools that gathers and analyses this kind of bibliometric data. Within SciVal it is possible to analyse and benchmark individual researchers, groups of researchers and institutions based on a variety of different metrics.

Swansea University library is hosting 2 training sessions by Dr Matthew Walker from Elsevier on their SciVal database on Wednesday 18th March. There will be an overview session for new users at 9.30am and an intermediate session for those who have already used Scival at 11am.

The sessions are open to staff and research students. Please sign up on our Eventbrite page if you would like to attend:

More information on SciVal: http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/products-and-services/scival
Access SciVal (on campus): https://ifind.swan.ac.uk/discover/Record/771232/Holdings#tabnav

Please contact iss-research@swansea.ac.uk for more information on this session or access to SciVal.

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Interested in bibliometric analysis? SciVal training, Tue 3rd Feb, in the library

Bibliometric analysis has become increasingly important in evaluations of the research impact of individuals or institutions (such as the REF). SciVal, which uses data from the Scopus database (used for REF2014), is one of the tools that gathers and analyses this kind of bibliometric data. Within SciVal it is possible to analyse and benchmark individual researchers, groups of researchers and institutions based on a variety of different metrics.

Swansea University library is hosting a training session by Dr Matthew Walker from Elsevier on their SciVal database on Tuesday 3rd February, 11.30-1pm. This will be an overview session for new or returning users that will cover:

– An overview of SciVal
– A practical hands-on introduction to using SciVal

The session will be held in Training Room 2 in the library and is open to staff and research students. Please sign up on our Eventbrite page if you would like to attend: https://eventbrite.com/event/15350794640/

More information on SciVal: http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/products-and-services/scival

Access SciVal (on campus): https://ifind.swan.ac.uk/discover/Record/771232
(Elsevier are currently looking at an issue with logins – if you have already created a Scopus account with your email address you may need to use a different one to create an account on SciVal).

Please contact iss-research@swansea.ac.uk for more information on this session or off-campus access to SciVal.

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IEEE Xplore: What’s new, tips and tricks

The IEEE will be running an IEEE Xplore session at Swansea University on Tuesday 18th November 2014. The session will provide an overview of the IEEE Xplore platform, including search tips and tricks, what’s new, personalisation options and much more about:

  • Finding articles you need quickly and easily
  • Advanced search options
  • Personalisation options
  • Searching by author affiliation/country
  • How to use IEEE Xplore as a placement/job hunting tool
  • New content and features recently added
  • IEEE – How to get published
  • And more…

IEEE Xplore is a major full-text database giving access to journals, transactions, conference proceedings and standards from IEEE and IET, and is an essential tool for research in engineering, computing and technology.

Date:     Tuesday 18th November 2014
Session: 11am – 12 noon
Library Training Room 3

For more information please contact:
Susan Glen
Deputy Subject Librarian
Tel: 01792 295031
Email: s.glen@swansea.ac.uk

Attendance is free. Use this link to book your place. A confirmation of your place will be emailed to you.

The IEEE will also have a stand in the Faraday Engineering Building; from 09am – 10.30am.  So pop by to learn more about how IEEE can help with your course/work and pick up some freebies.

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Research impact day: tools to maximise citations

A one-day workshop to learn about the information tools that can help you to market yourself and achieve the best visibility for your research.

Researcher Identity – Tools to maximise citations and impact.
Open Access – Make your research more accessible. Learn about Article Processing Charges and how to comply with funder requirements.
Social Media –Raise your research profile and build your impact.
Booking is essential as places are limited.

When: 11th April 2014

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm Buffet lunch will be provided.

Where: Seminar Room 703, Level 7 Library

Please book by e-mailing i.glen@swansea.ac.uk

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2014 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards

ABTA (Association of British Turkish Academics) announces the 2014 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK.

The awards will be given in three categories:
1. Natural & Life Sciences
2. Engineering Sciences
3. Management & Social Sciences

Awards
1st (x3)  : £400
2nd (x3) : £300
3rd (x3)  : £200
Honourable Mentions : Kindle

Application Deadline            : 31 March 2014
Awards Ceremony                : 25 May 2014
Venue                                     : London Business School

This competition is open to all students regardless of their nationality.

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