Monday, November 03, 2014

Citation, Journal Impact Factor, H-index

“Citation, Journal Impact Factor, H-index: Their Meaning and Impact on Researchers and Institutions”

Date: 5 & 6 Nov 2014 (2 Days)
FacilitatorDr. Szarina Abdullah – Ph.D. Information & Library Science (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), M.L.S. (Hawaii), B.A. Honours (Chulalongkorn)
VenueAncasa Hotel & Spa, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 3.145176,101.699343

This workshop is intended for researchers, lecturers, librarians, and information professionals interested in the following topics and issues:
  • Why citations are important to your publications and your university
  • How citations are created
  • How to conduct research and publish articles that attract citations
  • The relationship and differences among citations, journal impact factors, h-index
  • How to track citations and h-index of your publication
  • Which is more important to you: getting citations to your article or getting your article published in high impact journal?
  • How you can improve the accuracy of your citation count
  • How to differentiate the uniqueness and overlap of bibliographic data from various databases.
Workshop Delivery
The two-day workshop is interactive.  Participants will have opportunities to ask questions, engage in discussions and do online search where relevant.  Participants should bring their laptop to take advantage of the wi-fi facility at the venue.
Day 1
Day 2
Registration / Coffee
Registration / Coffee
·         Knowledge production – a characteristics of advanced nations
·         The significance of citations in scholarly works
·         Introduction to Bibliometrics, Citation analysis, Scientometrics, Cybermetrics, Webometrics
·         The use and misuse of citation, JIF, and h-index
·         The significance of data sources: their authority, validity, and reliability
Tea / coffee break
 Tea / coffee break
·         Research, Publication, Citation, and Nobel Laureates
·         Citations as a measure of intellectual influence
·         Seminal works associating citations with quality research
·         The use of citations in evaluating journals: Journal Impact Factor (JIF), Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
·         The use of citations in evaluating  individual researchers, departments, universities, countries:  H-Index
·         Comparing different data sources and different outputs
·         Data verification from various sources: ThomsonISI, Scopus, GoogleScholar
·         Overlap and duplication among various databases
Networking Lunch
 Networking Lunch
·         The use of citations in evaluating research performance
·         Current methods in world university ranking:Criteria for a Research University in Malaysia
o    Times Higher Education (THE)
o    Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
o    QS World University Ranking
·         Criteria for a Research University in Malaysia
·         How to prevent miscounting of your publications and citations
Tea / coffee  break
 Tea / coffee break
·         Research and publications that attract high citations
·         Characteristics of highly cited articles
End of Day 1
·         The importance of consistencies in the authors’ byline of publications
·         Variations of authors’ names, affiliations, journal sources
Certificate Presentation
End of Workshop
For enquiries, please contact:
Aliza (019-244 8983) or Ayati (019-708 5435) or e-mail
For enquiries on how to get to Ancasa Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur.Tel: 03-2026 6060, Web:


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