- Provide practical information on the reference management program Zotero
- Provide practical information on the main citation styles used; APA, IEEE, and OSCOLA
- Search for sources. Please send us a Request for information search.
- Find information on specific sources for a bibliography
- Assist with impact factors for journals and authors
- Provide information on the strategy of individual journals regarding open access
- Assist with alerting services to monitor new material concerning specific topics
- Provide material from other libraries when needed. Please send us Article and book requests, interlibrary loans
- Offer access to databases and electronic journals outside campus via off-campus access
- Skemman.is is the online institutional repository of Icelandic University libraries. Skemman mainly contains copies of student theses but also academic articles and other material from faculty members. Instructions for academics on how to submit to Skemman.
- Selecting a journal. Individual research journals are evaluated with regard to their influence within a specific research field and given an Journal Impact Factor (JIF). The higher the JIF the higher ranking the journal. Journal Citation Report (JCR) contains information on this evaluation of international research journals that are indexed in Web of Science (WoS) from 2006 to the present. Information on journals indexed in WoS are to be found in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List.The information mainly relates to journals in the fields of science, technology, and medicine (STM) but less to journals in the fields of social science and the humanities. Other useful lists over scientific journals are;
- List of peer reviewed Icelandic journals in full text access
- List of journals in business studies (Harzing Journal Quality List),
- Google Scholar Metrics
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Open access. It is necessary to consider publication in open access. Such publication is in some instances a choice, but demands for publishing research in OA are steadily increasing. There are two main routes to OA publishing; the golden route and the green route. The golden route is publication in OA journals which usually entails costs which falls to the author or the author's institution. The green route consists in concurrent publication and archiving in a repository, either institutional or a subject repository. Information on the OA publication strategy of individual publishers and journals is accessible at SherpaRomeo.
OA strategy of the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis)
- OA strategy of the European Union.
A traditional way to assess the visibility and impact of scientific writing, within a field, is to calculate an impact factor for individual authors. Impact factors are an important part of evaluating the research contribution of faculty members.
- Impact factors for authors
The best known impact factor is the h-index which is available in several versions. It is easy to calculate the h-index of individual authors in Web of Science . Thomson Reuters Master Journal List provides information on journals indexed in WoS. Anne-Will Harzing, professor at the university of Melbourne Australia, has developed the software Publish or Perish which facilitates comparable analysis from Google Scholar. The software can be downloaded free of charge. It is advisable to begin by looking at Google Scholar Citations. Other impact factors are the g-index and the i10-index.
- More on impact factors and evaluation of scientific writing
Citations metrics. (1990-2013). In Publish or Perish 4 User's Manual
Garfield, E. (1955). (PDF skjal)Citation indexes to science: A new dimension in documentation through association of ideas. Science, 122(16), bls. 108-111.
Marnett, A. (2010). H-index: What it is and how to find yours