Inclusion in Sherpa Romeo improves the scholarly profile of the University Libraries, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, and our journals in the open access marketplace, including the following benefits:
Sherpa Romeo is an online index that aggregates and analyses publisher copyright and open access policies and provides summaries on a journal-by-journal basis. Every registered publisher or journal is carefully reviewed and analysed by Sherpa Romeo's specialist team. The policy information provided through this service primarily aims to serve the academic research community. Since the service launched over 15 years ago, publisher policies and the open access sector have changed a lot. Open access policy can be complex and varies by geographical location, the institution, and the various routes to open access — all of which impacts how and where researchers can publish their scholarship.
See our profile and registered journals here: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publisher/62638
To learn more about hosting journals and conference proceedings with Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, see our journals page or contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As announced in the July newsletter, PlumX Metrics have been integrated into Digital Commons Author and Collection dashboards. The Digital Commons Team emailed shareable URLs for PlumX Metrics to each faculty member with a SelectedWorks profile and to campus administrators at the college and department level.
Profile holders and departments with Digital Commons collections are now able to assess and share impact by viewing and harvesting PlumX data directly from their dashboards. The PlumX Snapshot offers traditional and non-traditional metrics for your work - including citations, usage, captures, and social media mentions - that help demonstrate how people are interacting with your research.
A few quick tips for leveraging data using the PlumX Snapshot:
This is the perfect time to let us update (or create) your SelectedWorks profile. Simply send a copy of your current CV to the Digital Commons Team. We'll build or spruce up your profile and add recent works to the institutional repository. Up-to-date profiles increase the visibility of your work and help demonstrate the scholarly output of your department and the University. If you have any questions, please contact the Digital Commons Team at email@example.com.
SelectedWorks Profiles: Create Your Online Scholarly Presence
A professional online presence serves as an introduction to your research and scholarly activity. Establishing a SelectedWorks profile with Georgia Southern’s institutional repository lets faculty archive their research, increase discoverability, and track impact with analytics. This webinar would likely be of interest to faculty on the Armstrong Campus, new faculty, and those who want to learn more about the Digital Commons and SelectedWorks.
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Evaluating Journal Quality (and Avoiding Predatory Journals)
To maximize the impact of your research as you participate in the scholarly conversation, it is essential to identify appropriate publication venues to promote and disseminate your work. In this webinar, we will explore tools for evaluating journal quality and appropriateness for your research, and how to avoid 'predatory' or exploitative journals and publishers.
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