VALA2016 Session 9 Robbins

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Jason Ensor
Jason Ensor
Susan Robbins
Susan Robbins

Strategic publishing using Journal Finder

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 11:25 – 11:55
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Susan Robbins and Jason Ensor

University of Western Sydney, NSW

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Strategic journal publishing is a complex activity. Identifying appropriate publication outlets is a key component of a researcher’s publishing strategy. Considerations include a journal’s Field of Research (FoR) Code, impact data and Open Access options (mandatory for publications arising from funded research). To afford researchers more writing time but still enable strategic publishing, the Western Sydney University’s Library and Digital Humanities Research Group combined their expertise in publishing support resources, data manipulation and general purpose programming to develop Journal Finder. This toolkit organises existing information relating to journals and impact in ways that are relevant to the Australian situation and easily identifiable.


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