Job Opportunity: University of Sheffield is looking for a Library Scholarly Communications Manager!

Job Reference Number: UOS015654 Job Title: Library Scholarly Communications Manager Salary: Grade 8 £39,324-£46,924 per annum with potential to progress to £52,793 through sustained exceptional contribution Closing Date: 31st March 2017 Summary: Copyright advisory and advocacy services form a critical component of the infrastructure necessary in advancing teaching and learning in the digital age. Specialist educative … Continue reading Job Opportunity: University of Sheffield is looking for a Library Scholarly Communications Manager!

HEFCE: The road to the Responsible Research Metrics Forum – Guest post by Ben Johnson

On Wednesday 8th February 2017, Imperial College made headlines by announcing that it has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. Meaning that Imperial will no longer consider journal-based metrics, such as journal impact factors, in decisions on the hiring and promotion of academic staff. Their decision followed a long campaign by Stephen Curry, a professor … Continue reading HEFCE: The road to the Responsible Research Metrics Forum – Guest post by Ben Johnson

REF consultation: Lis-Bibliometrics response

The four UK higher education funding bodies are consulting on proposals for the next Research Excellence Framework.  Thank you to all Lis-Bibliometrics members who have contributed their thoughts on this.  Here is a draft response the Lis-Bibliometrics Committee intends to submit on behalf of the group.  If you have any last minute comments please contact … Continue reading REF consultation: Lis-Bibliometrics response

My double life: playing and changing the scholarly communications game. By Lizzie Gadd

I love my job.  I work as a "Research Policy Manager (Publications)" at Loughborough University.  And I spend my time understanding and advising on how we can improve the quality and visibility of our research.  However the strategies for achieving this aren't as straightforward as you might think.  And increasingly I feel like I'm leading … Continue reading My double life: playing and changing the scholarly communications game. By Lizzie Gadd

Job Opportunity: University of Greenwich is looking for a Research Outputs Manager!

Greenwich Research and Enterprise Location:  Greenwich Salary:  £38,183 to £46,924 plus £4546 London weighting Contract Type:  Open Closing Date:  Monday 20 March 2017 Interview Date:  To be confirmed Reference:  1346 Greenwich Research and Enterprise (GRE) is the University’s central office responsible for developing a supportive research culture and establishing links with industry and enterprise. GRE works across four … Continue reading Job Opportunity: University of Greenwich is looking for a Research Outputs Manager!

Journal Metrics in Context: How Should a Bibliomagician Evaluate a Journal? Guest post by Massimo Guinta

In the world of academia and research, “publish or perish” has become more complicated than ever. It’s not enough to merely publish, one has to publish in a high-impact journal, in the hopes of getting noticed, and more importantly, perhaps, getting funded for further research. Institutions are urging their researchers to publish in high-impact journals. … Continue reading Journal Metrics in Context: How Should a Bibliomagician Evaluate a Journal? Guest post by Massimo Guinta

What are you doing today?

The Lis-Bibliometrics commissioned, Elsevier sponsored bibliometric competencies research project is seeking to develop a community-supported set of bibliometric competencies, particularly for those working in libraries as well as in other related services.  You can take part by completing the bibliometrics competencies survey at: https://survey.shef.ac.uk/limesurvey/index.php?sid=27492&lang=en To get a flavour of the variety of bibliometric work going … Continue reading What are you doing today?