Friday, 26 June 2015

The Carlow Bypass: An Archaeological Journey

The Carlow Bypass: An Archaeological Journey

Academia: A dream profession? - QPOL

Academia: A dream profession? - QPOL

Who’d be an academic? Plenty of people, it seems! And yet as recent research shows, it appears as though the stress and pressure of academic life has never been greater. These problems tend to remain under the radar, unspoken and hidden. It is important to start highlighting them, although normal academic life doesn’t offer many opportunities. In a recent project,  Dr Kate Kenny (Queens) and Dr Sarah Gilmore (Portsmouth) developed a new approach to research that allows collective reflection on these issues.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Classic Scholars' Profiles

Classic Scholars' Profiles: Bibliometrics



CLASSIC SCHOLARS' PROFILES: Bibliometrics & Scientometrics is a portal from which you’ll be able to access the bibliographic profiles- created on Google Scholar Citations- of 10 scholars, now deceased, who played an outstanding role in the creation and consolidation of this field. It is for this reason that it was decided to use the denomination “classic scholar”.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

How does a scientist's h-index change over time?

How does a scientist's h-index change over time?

Since its introduction a decade ago the h-index has rapidly become the most frequently used measure of research productivity and citation impact amongst scientists.  It’s far from perfect and has been criticised from a number of perspectives, particularly when used as a blunt tool for assessing a scientist’s “quality”.  Nonetheless it’s a useful measure that allows some comparison within research fields and (I think more importantly) gives individuals one method, amongst any number, of assessing the influence their work is having on their discipline.