Open Access Publishing: More Readers, More Impact
Wagner, A. Ben
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Increasingly, citations to scholars' publications are being used as part of the evaluation of dossiers, departments, and even in the evaluation of grants. Hence, it is important to not only figure out where to publish, but also how to get cited and accurately count those citations. This presentation provides insight into tools such as Web of Science. Harzing's Publish or Perish freeware program, and Google Scholar that provide some quantitative measurement of the impact of one's research. Specific metrics like the h-index and journal impact factors are reviewed. The advantages of open access publishing, notably the increase in visibility and often citedness, is discussed.