This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise stated.
Open Access eCollection
- Tweets by @LSEImpactBlog
- Book Review: Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London
- Impact Round-Up 7th December: Academic blogging under threat, statistical literacy, and sexism in science communication.
- Are academics working harder than they did before? Or just differently?
- “Nudging” researchers toward Gold Open Access will delay the shift to wider access of research.
- The marketisation of our universities is fragmenting the academic workforce at the students’ expense.
Listen to our latest podcasts
Guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities
Podcasts on measuring your impact, the REF, and academic communication
Subscribe by email
- Academic communication
- Academic Inspiration
- Academic Publishing
- Audible Impact
- Book Reviews
- Elsevier Boycott
- Essential 'how-to' Guides
- Evidence-based Policy
- Evidence-based Research
- Five minutes with…
- Higher Education
- Impact Conference 2011
- Impact Conference 2012
- Knowledge Transfer
- Open Access
- Public Engagement
- REF 2014
- Research Ethics
- Research funding
- Research to Policy Event
- Social Media
- Top 5
- Weekly Round Up
Category Archives: Citations
Dec 2 2013
A Bayesian approach to the REF: finding the right data on journal articles and citations to inform decision-making.
Now that the REF submission window has closed, a small panel of academics are tasked with rating thousands of academic submissions, which will result in university departments being ranked and public money being distributed. Given the enormity of the task … Continue reading
Posted by: December 2, 2013
Nov 28 2013
As the REF submission period ends, mismatched publishing incentives signal challenging times ahead in academia.
Academics are frequently subject to new types of evaluations. November marks the end of the submission process for the UK funding council’s evaluation, the Research Excellence Framework (REF). John Hudson discusses some of the shortcomings of the REF and the methods … Continue reading
Posted by: November 28, 2013
Oct 15 2013
Universities can improve academic services through wider recognition of altmetrics and alt-products.
As altmetrics gain traction across the scholarly community, publishers and academic institutions are seeking to develop standards to encourage wider adoption. Carly Strasser provides an overview of why altmetrics are here to stay and how universities might begin to incorporate altmetrics into their … Continue reading
Posted by: October 15, 2013
Sep 26 2013
The usefulness of citation counts depends heavily on the context of an individual’s publishing community.
Are citations the best way to assess a scientific researcher’s worth? David Laband argues that although citation counts are easy to quantify and broadly indicative, they ultimately provide limited information and should only be used with a healthy dose of … Continue reading
Posted by: September 26, 2013
Sep 4 2013
What would happen if researchers were given more control over their own funding and the funding of others? Hadas Shema looks at the results from an article that makes the case for a collective approach to the allocation of science … Continue reading
Posted by: September 4, 2013
Aug 22 2013
Libraries can embrace the use of altmetrics as a means to strengthen the functionality of institutional repositories.
With the expansion of digital scholarship, alternative metrics have emerged as a useful way to measure the impact of scholarly outputs beyond traditional citation counts. LSE Research Online has recently added an altmetrics tool to display the ways in which LSE research … Continue reading
Posted by: August 22, 2013
May 28 2013
The LSE’s Centre for Learning Technology looks ahead to Anne-Wil Harzing’s talk on the impact of citation analysis and Sonja Grussendorf reflects on the course of the seminar series which has looked at how technological developments, particularly the internet, have led … Continue reading
Posted by: May 28, 2013
Feb 14 2013
Funders and the wider research community must avoid the temptation to reduce impact to just things that can be measured, says Liz Allen of the Wellcome Trust. Measurement should not be for measuring’s sake; it must be about contributing to learning. Qualitative descriptors of progress … Continue reading
Posted by: February 14, 2013
Jan 30 2013
The Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier, or ORCID, is a non-profit effort providing digital identifiers to the research community to ensure correct authorship data is available and more transparent. Brian Kelly welcomes the widespread adoption of the unique ORCID ID arguing … Continue reading
Posted by: January 30, 2013
Oct 25 2012
The hidden map of science: Pre-publication history of articles tells us that rejection leads to higher citations
No-one wants to have their paper rejected by a top journal, but is there a silver lining to an initial disappointment? Vincent Calcagno finds that papers that are resubmitted to a second or third choice journal enjoy a ‘benefit of … Continue reading
Posted by: October 25, 2012