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Measuring the Impact of Published Research

How can one measure a scholar’s impact on his or her discipline? Dr. James Pringle will speak on “Citation Impact and Research Evaluation” on Tuesday, August 31, 2:30 p.m., in the Hodges Library Auditorium. This is a free event sponsored by the UT Libraries and the ORNL Research Library.

Citation metrics are used to:
• demonstrate research impact and scholarly achievement
• evaluate funding applications
• build research teams
• manage journal collections

This presentation will:
• look at the role of citations in the evolving process of scholarly research and communications
• provide an overview of citation metrics
• survey critical issues for the future

James Pringle is Vice President for Product Development at Thomson Reuters Healthcare & Science.

UT librarians will present a follow-up workshop for the UT community:

Measuring Research: Understanding Citation Counts and Impact Factors
Wednesday, September 15
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Hodges Library, Room 211

This workshop will provide an overview of ways to analyze scholarly output, including citation counts, the h-Index, the Eigenfactor, and impact factors. Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports will be demonstrated during the hands-on portion of the session. Instructors: Donna Braquet, Associate Professor, Life Sciences Librarian; Peter Fernandez, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian. All UT faculty, staff and students are invited. Limited seating of 30. Please RSVP by Sept. 13 to

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