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Evaluation based on scientific publications

This guide is based on the LibGuide created by Tritonia Academic Library.

Evaluating Scholarly Publications

Evaluation of research and publications at universities and research departments is increasing; the evaluation is carried out, among others, by university administration, single researchers and external evaluators. Bibliometrics is the scientific field concerned with measuring scholarly publications, authors and citations. 

What is being evaluated?

Countries, universities, research groups, scientific fields, connections between researchers, journals , citation practices

How is the evaluation done?

By measuring citations, various indicators (impact factor, h-index), ranking lists, bibliographies

Training and webinars

Library offers trainings in an ICT class and webinars on how you will be able to find citation counts and h-index using the Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar databases. The training/ webinar will also give an overview of the Impact Factors and the Publication Forum.

See the dates and registration here.

Researcher profiles

Researcher profiles makes it easier to identify researchers and their research output. They also prevent problems related to name confusions: name changes, researchers with the same name, and different spelling variations of person’s name.

ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Publications and affiliations can be synchronized from UTUCRIS to ORCID.
More information and instructions

Google Scholar
By creating a Google account, a researcher can collect all their articles found in Google Scholar to their My Citations page. The service will automatically count citations and generate an h-index based on these. Google Scholar profile can be made public or kept private.
More information and instructions

Responsible metrics

Responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta, TSV) has published a recommendation for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland

Publication Forum
Publication Forum (JUFO) is a rating and classification system to support the quality assessment of research output. JUFO user guide contains the recommendations on the responsible use of the classification system.

DORA Declaration
University of Turku has signed international DORA Declaration. (San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

Leiden Manifesto
Experts led by Diana Hicks, professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Paul Wouters, director of CWTS at Leiden University, have proposed ten principles for the measurement of research performance.


Use of Electronic Resources and Remote Access

Electronic resources are available for students and staff in the University of Turku network or through remote access.  When accessing the resources remotely (at home or elsewhere, you will be asked automatically to enter your UTU credentials, if needed.