2013 ISI Impact Factors

Thomson Reuters have just released the 2013 impact factors. You are able to access these through Web of Knowledge, and then choosing Journal Citation Reports. If you have problem accessing the information, please contact IS Support. There is oftena¬† debate about whether metric driven research is a good or a bad thing. In the Malaysian …

Document Object Identifier: Explained

When we collect data for our MyRA return we require you to update your e-staff profile and we ask (insist even) that you supply a Document Object Identifier (DOI). We also ask you to supply an ISSN. But what is this, and why do we need it? You can think of a DOI as a …

International Standard Serial Number: Explained

We we do our MyRA return we insist that you supply the ISSN (and DOI) for any publications that you enter into your e-staff profile. But what is an ISSN, and why do we need it? In the same way that an ISBN uniquely identifies a book, an ISSN uniquely identifies a periodical publication. This …

MyRA 2013 has been returned

We are pleased to inform you that our 2013 MyRA return has been made. The deadline was the 15th Feb, and we made the return earlier today (14th Feb). As always, this have involved¬† a lot of work, from a lot of people. I would personally like to thank the Research Support Office (Anita, Faizah …

eMyRA visit by Dr Khua Kia Kien

We recently (13th Dec 2013) invited Dr Khua Kia Kien to visit us to talk to us about the new eMYRA system. Dr Khua works at USM, and was one of the key developers of the system. Dr Khua met with the Research Support Office, as well as some key academic staff. eMyRA started as …

Thomson Reuter Impact Factors: 2012

It is that time of the year that all journal editor-in-chiefs and publisher both love and fear. It is the time of the year when the new Thomson Reuter’s Journal Citation Reports are released. If the impact factor for your journal of choice has gone up, then all is right with the world and you …

e-StaffProfile: Please Update

A couple of days ago we posted the current state of play with regard to our publications in 2013 (see here). If you have a paper listed in Web of Knowledge or Scopus, you should also ensure that you update e-StaffProfile. Although we can extract data from Web of Knowledge and Scopus for the MyRA …

UNMC Publications in 2013 (so far)

As we are getting towards the half way mark for 2013, I thought it would be interesting to see how we are doing with regard to publications. I have extracted the publications listed on Web of Knowledge and also Scopus. I have used these two bibliography indexes as they are the ones that are used …

MyRA 2012: Final Push

As I am sure you are aware, we have to submit our 2012 MyRA return on the 20th Feb 2013. This also coincides with the xRGS submission deadline and having Chinese New Year next week does not really help us but, we are where we are and we have to push on. The Research Support …

E-Staff Profile

This is a copy of an email sent to all staff on the 19th Sep 2012, and followed up recently by IS. Main message: Please make sure you update ESP with your publications by the end of Oct.