|Impact of journal choice on your citation count|
We looked at basic tips on optimizing the impact of your research here. Still on the subject of visibility of your research the choice of journal you publish in needs careful attention. Here are factors to consider;
1.The most basic question to consider is if the journal is available online. Publishing in a print only journal will greatly limit access and visibility of your research.
NB: Some journals are now fraudulently claiming to be indexed by different indexing sites. Confirm and verify by searching for the journal on the sites.
|Optimising the impact of your research|
Visibility and impact of research as a tool for evaluating researchers and awarding research funds is becoming increasingly important. Having accomplished the often daunting task of publishing your work in the right journal, you need to actively embark on optimizing the impact of your work. Here are a few basic tips on improving your citation count.
1. Create a Google scholar profile.
3. Get an author id. This helps you showcase your research from one account and track your citation counts. Examples of author ids are ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID), and ResearcherID . The great thing is that once you create an account in either of the two the data can be shared.
Nb: Your profile should be as complete as possible. Use your corporate email and get your affiliation right!
|Access to Kenyatta University’s theses, dissertations and other research materials|
For access to theses and dissertations done at Kenyatta University please click here This takes you to the Kenyatta University Institutional Repository. The repository collects preserves and disseminates Kenyatta University’s intellectual output in digital form. The output is in form of Books, Book Reviews and Book Chapters, Conference /Workshop / Seminar Papers, Theses and Dissertations and Research Papers.
|EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)|
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is an online research tool that “pulls together” almost all of our Library resources so that they can be explored using a single search box. One can search a number of multi-disciplinary e-resources databases that are already subscribed by Kenyatta University through EDS Federated search bar.
Kenyatta University Library is using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) on trial basis as subscription modalities are being negotiated.
Kenyatta University Library has subscribed access to over 35,000 full-text eBooks accessible through the OPAC maktaba.ku.ac.ke for both springerlink and ScienceDirect databases. Online ebooks are manifested with a Link (URL) instead of a Call No. when search results are displayed individually. You can also search the two databases directly through the E-resources Link or through the off-campus platform when logged-in.
ClinicalKey database is the the newly subscribed database hosting eBooks and Journals on Medicine and the Health Sciences.
|BEALL’S LIST OF PROBABLE PREDATORY PUBLISHERS|
Access Jeffrey Beall's Criteria for Determining Predatory Open Access Publishers. These views represent the personal opinion of the author (Jeffrey Beall) and do not reflect the position of Kenyatta University.
|Open Access Informercial|
In the spirit of celebrating and supporting open access,Kenyatta University Library in collaboration with KU TV and INASP produced a Video/Infomercial.
This was in line with the “Open in Action” theme, where the various steps taken by the library to make the resources accessible are highlighted. Open Access and self-archiving concepts are highly elaborated. Advantages of open access, the various policies that support and promote the same; as well as the challenges facing open access are well explained.