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Thursday, April 28 • 11:15 - 12:00
On the behaviour of book citations LIMITED

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Much of the academic world has focused on citations as an indicator of impact in recent years driven by quests for a greater H- Index, attempts to publish in journals with high Impact Factor or for universities to move up in the all-important ranking tables. However, in most social science, arts and humanities fields, it is the book that carries more scholarly weight than journal articles. Indeed, in some feilds, publishing a book is a pre-requisite for tenure and academic career progression. This talk looks at citations to and from books and attempts to define book citation behaviour in the context of research evaluation. The ' book' is a far broader term than a 'journal' and different book types are presented and their citation characteristics analysed including monographs, edited books and books in series. Finally, alternative methods of impact evaluations are analysed including altmetrics and book reviews and their correlatino with citation counts.

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Philip Purnell

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Philip Purnell graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, London and then went on to hold a research post at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany specialising in autoimmune diseases followed by several years in the pharmaceutical industry.  | He subsequently held various roles in the Scientific, technical and medical publishing sector in Europe and the Middle East. Philip has advised universities, research institutes... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
E-Stage

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