Knowledge E | 12th – 13th October 2015: SICSP 2015 Conference Workshops, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

12th – 13th October 2015: SICSP 2015 Conference Workshops, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

Start Date: October 12, 2015

End Date: October 13, 2015

Venue: King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA


 

The 2nd Saudi International Conference on Scientific Publishing 2015

Workshop A:  What International Databases Look For When Evaluating a Journal for Indexing
Objectives
Participants of this course will learn the major areas that international database editors look at when evaluating a journal for potential indexing in their databases. It will cover the selection criteria, procedures and preferred formats.

Target Audience
This course is designed for journal publishers and editors who wish to prepare their journal for submission to international abstract and citation databases such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus.

Pre-Requisites
Participants should be familiar with international abstract and citation databases such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus and have experience in publishing or editing a primary research journal.

Duration
This is a half-day course.

Programme Agenda
 Introduction to Course, Participants and Presenter (30mins)
 Overview of International Abstract and Citation Databases, their Content, Business Models and Objectives (45mins)
 Selection Criteria (1hour)
– Publishing standards
– Editorial Scope
– Content
– Citation Analysis
 Coffee Break (30mins)
 Submission Procedures (1 hour)
– Thomson Reuters Web of Science
– Print
– Electronic
– Open Access
– Elsevier Scopus
 Summary, Links and Recommended Reading (30mins)

Workshop B:  Introduction to Bibliometrics
How Publications and Citations are Counted, How the Journal Impact Factor and Other Indicators are Calculated
Objectives
Participants will learn about the major data sources used by those evaluating researchers, universities and research institutions. They will also learn the major indicators used and how they are calculated and they will learn about the different methodologies applied by different groups.

Target Audience
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in quantitative research evaluation including research managers, senior university management, library and information professionals.

Pre-Requisites
Participants should be familiar with international abstract and citation databases such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus

Duration
This is a half-day course.

Programme Agenda
 Introduction to Bibliometrics (1hour)
• Terminology: Bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics, metric, indicator, citation index, normalisation
• Uses: There are multiple examples of where countries, regions, institutions, publishers and individuals have used bibliometrics for a wide range of purposes. We will examine some examples and discuss their validity and reliability.
• Limitations: Here, we will show the boundaries of utility for bibliometrics and some examples of where things can go wrong.
 The Data (30mins)
• Selection: The range of selectivity versus coverage in different systems.
• Collection: The process by which literature becomes data.
• Indexing: How data are treated and which parameters become available.
 The Indicators (45mins)
We will go through the indicators including number of papers published, citations received, mean and median cites per paper, h-Index for individual researchers, universities and countries. For journals we will show how to calculate the Journal Impact Factor, Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) and discuss their uses.
 Coffee Break (30mins)
 Special Cases (30mins)
Arts & Humanities. In these fields, both citation behaviour and the modus of communicating research differs from other fields so we will show how these factors should be taken into consideration when using bibliometric analysis.
 The Role of Bibliometrics in Research Evaluation (1hour)
We will show how bibliometric analysis is combined with other factors and placed in context by evaluators.