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Evaluating Researcher and Author

Evaluating Researcher and Author, Evaluating Researcher and Author: Citations, Impact Factor, h-Index, Online Page Hits and What Else?”

Presently a multitude of quantitative indicators is available for assessing research productivity. There is no single metric that can be used to assess the author’s overall impact. The selection of specific metrics is determined by the evaluation’s objective and interpretation. The main purpose of this course is to provide an insight into the most commonly used author impact indicators as well as philosophies on how to best use them. To evaluate researchers and authors effectively based on assessment objective, that is supported by information collected from various global, national, and journal articles. The course will begin with the impact factor of the journal, its use & importance as well as calculation methodology of impact factor of the journal, further; it covers the identification of top-ranked journal, Scopus indexed journal & web of science indexed journal, databased web of core collections and categories of the journal, the difference between SCI & SCI-Expanded journal and websites to find appropriate journals for submission. Later the course described google scholar profile and its detailing, searching, and ranking, distinguishing between scholarly & popular sources, Calculation of H index, i10-Index & i20-index. To boost citation count for maximum impact on author profile; it includes guidelines for 10 easy ways to Increase citation count & checklist.



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