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Publication Services

This Guide provides an overview of the publication services offered by the Health Sciences Library.

Measuring Research Performance Service

Researchers can face challenges raising the accessibility and visibility of their work and measuring its impact. They can use researcher identity tools to promote their work and connect with other researchers in their field. They also can use a variety of metrics to benchmark their research output and critically evaluate research in their field. 

We are pleased to offer a Measuring Research Performance service to help researchers to select appropriate researcher identity tools and metrics to measure their work. We offer consultations on such topics as:

  • Researcher identity tools, e.g., VIVO profile, Google Scholar profile, ORCID, Scopus author profile.
  • Citation metrics, e.g., h-index, Impact Factor (IF), Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR).
  • Alternative metrics of performance based on data beyond citations, e.g., Altmetric, PlumX Metrics.
  • Benchmarking research within your academic area and beyond.
  • Research impact evaluation (as often requested by grant agencies).

Author Profile Check-up

Many online databases and bibliographic services attempt to establish profiles of authors based on their names and/or institutional affiliations. However, different authors may have the same names, while the name of a single author may appear in multiple versions (e.g., John Smith, John A. Smith, J. A. Smith) and with multiple affiliations. Because of this, bibliographic services may mistakenly create multiple author profiles for the same author or divide an author’s publications, placing them under different profiles.

We can help you to organize your publications under a single profile to allow generation of more accurate representations of your research activities and publication metrics in a variety of services, including:

  • Scopus (Author ID)
  • Web of Science (ResearcherID)
  • Google Scholar

Request Service

Request a publication service using our form, we will get back to you as soon as possible with any follow-up questions or to book a consultation.