Research metrics are becoming increasingly important in academia in tenure and promotion and driving grants. Syracuse University Libraries recognizes the need for faculty and other researchers to better understand metrics, as well as, how and why they are applied. The SUL Research Metrics Challenge seeks to introduce participants to research metrics through a series of self-paced exercises. The Research Metrics Challenge will introduce SU community members to the different tools used in compiling useful metrics, how web-based profiling tools can influence or amplify scholarly impact, and help develop an understanding of how metrics shape the research landscape for individuals and institutions.
The Research Metrics Challenge is organized in tabs by suggested order of completion and impact value.
SU Libraries' Research Metrics Challenge is loosely based on the 30-day impact challenge: the ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research, by Stacy Konkiel and the work of several other institutions.
If you need any help along the way, please contact your subject librarian.
ORCIDs (or ORCID iDs if you like redundancy) are permanent, unique identifiers for researchers. They protect your unique identity and help you keep your publication record up-to-date with very little effort.
ORCID, which is an acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organization comprised of publishers, funders, and institutions like Nature Publishing Group, Wellcome Trust, and Cornell University. Over 5 millions researchers have ORCID iDs so far, and the number continues to grow.
Setting up your ORCID profile will help you claim your correct, complete publication record and will automatically sync with other services.
*Special note: Google Scholar is just one source for citations. Researchers in the basic sciences, for example, often utilize Scopus and Web of Science (subscription databases available from SU Libraries) in addition to Google Scholar (free). Each scope different bodies of literature, so your citation counts will likely be different in each. Be aware that Google Scholar citation counts will expand and contract over time; since this is crawling web content, the change reflects additions and detractions of content on the web. It is best to check with peers in your discipline or the chair of your department in order to establish your best course of action. Some disciplines prefer to use Google Scholar because it not only captures many traditional publications, but also shows impact in grey literature, such as conference papers, technical reports, patents, etc. that may not be included in either Scopus or Web of Science.
Experts@Syracuse is a research information management tool that enables insights into the scholarly expertise and collaborative opportunities that exist within Syracuse University. It is designed to help faculty members, departments, and potential collaborators identify who is working in what research or scholarly areas at Syracuse University. Experts@Syracuse is a collaborative initiative co-sponsored by the Office of Research and the Syracuse University Libraries.
While Experts inputs items from many categories automatically, some content, such as conference talks, requires manual entry. Items that are added automatically are noted on this page of the Experts@Syracuse Profile Management research guide.
For instructions in adding content types to your profile, go to this page of the Profile Management research guide.
Your subject librarian can provide assistance if you have further questions.
SURFACE, the Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment, is a full-text, multi media online database that provides open access to the extensive and diverse array of scholarly, professional, scientific and creative output produced at Syracuse University. In other words it is Syracuse University's institutional repository that helps amplify research conducted here at SU worldwide.
For more information regarding funding available for publishing in an open access publication, contact your college/school research office or the Office of Research.
This internationally-based site is primarily designed for networking.