Strategies to Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations

Strategies to Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations

Ale Ebrahim, Nader (2017): Strategies to Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations.
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Strategies to Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations

by Nader Ale Ebrahim
Do you know “Over 43% of ISI papers have never ever received any citations?” (nature.com/top100, 2014). Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only halfway towards receiving citation in the future. The rest of the journey is dependent on disseminating the publications via proper utilization of the “Research Tools”. Proper tools allow the researchers to increase the research impact and citations for their publications. This workshop will provide various techniques on how you can increase the visibility and hence the impact of your research work.

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Improving Research Visibility Part 4: Open Access Repositories


byNader Ale Ebrahim

Repositories are digital collections of the scholarly outputs created within a university or research institution. The main purposes of repositories are to provide open access to the institution’s research output. The online repositories now run by most major research universities. Universities can deposit any research papers that has required to be freely available. The university online repositories will make some substantive version of all its research outputs available online in a free-to-view form. The contents of all repositories are indexed by Web search engines such as Google and Google Scholar. Therefore, repositories are maximizes the visibility and impact of research outputs.

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Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article

Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article


Abubakar Ahmed


University of Malaya

Mastura Adam


University of Malaya – Department of Architecture

Norafida A. Ghafar


University of Malaya

Murtala Muhammad


University of Malaya

Nader Ale Ebrahim


Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

July 25, 2016

Iranian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1118-1125


Abstract:

Background: Citation metrics and total publications in a field has become the gold standard for rating researchers and viability of a field. Hence, stimulating demand for citation has led to a search for useful strategies to improve performance metric index. Meanwhile, title, abstract and morphologic qualities of the articles attract researchers to scientific publications. Yet, there is relatively little understanding of the citation trend in disability related fields. We aimed to provide an insight into the factors associated with citation increase in this field. Additionally, we tried to know at what page number an article might appear attractive to disability researchers needs. Thus, our focus is placed on the article page count and the number of authors contributing to the fields per article.

Methods: To this end, we evaluated the quantitative characteristics of top cited articles in the fields with a total citation (³50) in the Web of Science (WoS) database. Using one-way independent ANOVA, data extracted spanning a period of 1980-2015 were analyzed, while the non-parametric data analysis uses Kruskal-Walis test.

Results: Articles with 11 to 20 pages attract more citations followed by those within the range of zero to 10. Articles with upward 21 pages are the least cited. Surprisingly, articles with more than two authors are significantly (P<0.05) less cited and the citation decreases as the number of authors increased.

Conclusion: Collaborative studies enjoy wider utilization and more citation, yet discounted merit of additional pages and limited collaborative research in disability field is revealed in this study.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Article page count, Bibliometric, Citation counts, Disability, Number of authors

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Total citation count based on the range of article page countAHMED, A., Mastura, A., GHAFAR, N. A., MUHAMMAD, M., & ALE EBRAHIM, N. (2016). Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 45(9), 1118-1125. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3979656.v1

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Date posted: October 4, 2016

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Ahmed, Abubakar and Adam, Mastura and Ghafar, Norafida A. and Muhammad, Murtala and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article (July 25, 2016). Iranian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1118-1125. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2847478
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Evaluating the Academic Trend of RFID Technology Based on SCI and SSCI Publications from 2001 to 2014


Masoud Shakiba


National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Azam Zavvari


National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Nader Ale Ebrahim


Centre for Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Mandeep Singh Jit Singh


National University of Malaysia (UKM)

August 08, 2016

Scientometrics, 1-24. doi: 10.1007/s11192-016-2095-y


Abstract:

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the most influential technologies of the twenty-first century. Today, RFID technology is being applied in a wide array of disciplines in science research and industrial projects. The significant impact of RFID is clearly visible by the rate of academic publications in the last few years. This article surveys the literature to evaluate the trend of RFID technology development based on academic publications from 2001 to 2014. Both bibliometric and content analyses are applied to examine this topic in SCI-Index and SSCI-Index documents. Based on the bibliometric technique, all 5159 existing RFID documents are investigated and several important factors are reviewed, including contributions by country, organizations, funding agencies, journal title, authors, research area and Web of Science category. Moreover, content analysis is applied to the top 100 most cited documents and based on their contents, these top 100 documents are classified into four different categories with each category divided in several sub-categories. This research aims to identify the best source of the most cited RFID papers and to provide a comprehensive road map for the future research and development in the field of RFID technology in both academic and industrial settings. Six key findings from this review are:

(1) the experimental method is the most popular research methodology,

(2) RFID research has been a hot area of investigation but will branch out into related subset areas,

3) South East Asia is positioned to dominate this research space,

(4) the focus of research up to now has been on technical issues rather than business and management issues,

(5) research on RFID application domains will spread beyond supply chain and health care to a number of different areas, and

(6) more research will be related to policy issues such as security and privacy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; historical literature review; bibliometric analysis; classification framework

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

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Date posted: August 12, 2016

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Shakiba, Masoud and Zavvari, Azam and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Singh Jit Singh, Mandeep, Evaluating the Academic Trend of RFID Technology Based on SCI and SSCI Publications from 2001 to 2014 (August 08, 2016). Scientometrics, 1-24. doi: 10.1007/s11192-016-2095-y. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2821489
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A Bibliometric Analysis on “Fertility Rate” Research Trends

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A Bibliometric Analysis on “Fertility Rate” Research Trends


Shalini Nagaratnam


Taylor’s University

Nader Ale Ebrahim


University of Malaya (UM) – Research Support Unit, Centre for Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP); University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Muzafar Shah Habibullah


affiliation not provided to SSRN

July 19, 2016

International Journal of Professional Business Review, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-14, January-June, 2016.


Abstract:

The systematic literature search on the fertility rate was performed on articles from the Web of Science compiled by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) to provide major publication characteristics. All articles related to Fertility from year 1980 to 2011 were analyzed with the bibliometric approach using non-parametrics techniques. Total Citation, Citation per year and Cited References were significantly different between the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, with more than a 100% increase in the number of publication. The association between number of authors and citation per year were significantly weak. Number of publication in a journal posed a poor negative association with the citation per year. Similarity between Authors Keyword and KeyWords Plus® do not promote the increase in citation per year. The author’s affiliation and country of publication would be an interesting exploration for future fertility research. The bibiliometric analyses on Fertility is rather new and vital, as the key finding will provide researchers guidance in the literature search and future publication.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: Fertility; Bibliometrics; Publication Trend; Author keyword; KeyWords Plus®

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

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Nagaratnam, Shalini and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah, A Bibliometric Analysis on “Fertility Rate” Research Trends (July 19, 2016). International Journal of Professional Business Review, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-14, January-June, 2016.. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2811543

A Bibliometric Analysis on “Fertility Rate” Research Trends

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Shalini Nagaratnam
Taylor’s University ( email )

Lakeside Campus, No. 1, Jalan Taylor’s
Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Malaysia
Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)
University of Malaya (UM) – Research Support Unit, Centre for Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia
University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Muzafar Shah Habibullah
affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Major trends in knowledge management research: a bibliometric study

 

ArticleScientometrics

, Volume 107, Issue 3, pp 1249-1264

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Major trends in knowledge management research: a bibliometric study

  • Peyman Akhavan 
  • , Nader Ale Ebrahim 
  • , Mahdieh A. Fetrati 
  • , Amir Pezeshkan 

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Abstract

This study provides an overview of the knowledge management literature from 1980 through 2014. We employ bibliometric and text mining analyses on a sample of 500 most cited articles to examine the impact of factors such as number of authors, references, pages, and keywords on the number of citations that they received. We also investigate major trends in knowledge management literature including the contribution of different countries, variations across publication years, and identifying active research areas and major journal outlets. Our study serves as a resource for future studies by shedding light on how trends in knowledge management research have evolved over time and demonstrating the characteristics of the most cited articles in this literature. Specifically, our results reveal that the most cited articles are from United States and United Kingdom. The most prolific year in terms of the number of published articles is 2009 and in terms of the number of citations is 2012. We also found a positive relationship between the number of publications’ keywords, references, and pages and the number of citations that they have received. Finally, the Journal of Knowledge Management has the largest share in publishing the most cited articles in this field.

Keywords

Bibliometric Citation analysis Knowledge management Research productivity

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Title
Major trends in knowledge management research: a bibliometric study
Journal
Scientometrics
Volume 107, Issue 3 , pp 1249-1264
Cover Date
2016-06
DOI
10.1007/s11192-016-1938-x
Print ISSN
0138-9130
Online ISSN
1588-2861
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
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Topics
Keywords
  • Bibliometric
  • Citation analysis
  • Knowledge management
  • Research productivity
Industry Sectors
Authors
Author Affiliations
  • 1. Department of Management, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • 2. Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3. Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 4. Department of Management and International Business, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
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Physical Activity and Aging Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

Physical Activity and Aging Research: A Bibliometric Analysis


Section: Original Research

Authors: Andre Matthias Müller1, Payam Ansari1, Nader Ale Ebrahim2, and Selina Khoo1

Affiliations: 1Sports Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2Research Support Unit, Centre for Research Services, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Acceptance Date: November 18, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0188

Abstract
Physical activity and aging research has burgeoned in the past few decades. Despite the increase in scholarly publications no attempts have been made to summarize the publication landscape and to identify works that had great impact to physical activity and aging research. We conducted a bibliometric analysis and collected publication data from 1980 to February 6, 2015 in the Web of Science Core Collection. Of the overall 9,935 publications most were published after 2007 and almost 60% were in the category of Geriatrics and Gerontology or Sport Sciences. Highly cited publications (n = 45) were mostly authored by researchers from US institutions and were quantitative in nature. Publications that reported on the associations or effects of physical activity on health in older adults made up 60% of the highly cited publications. We expect more scholars from various backgrounds and geographical regions to join the conversation on physical activity and aging.

Keywords: aging, bibliometrics, citation analysis, citation patterns, exercise, health, older adults, scientific publications

Authors: Andre Matthias Müller

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Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development

Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development


Nader Ale Ebrahim


University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) – Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)

October 20, 2015

International Journal of Innovation – IJI, 3(2), 01-27. doi: 10.5585/iji.v3i2.43


Abstract:

Increased global competitions have urged small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to develop new products faster. Virtual research and development (R&D) teams in SMEs can offer a solution to speed up time-to-market of new product development (NPD). However, factors that affect the effectiveness of virtual teams for NPD are still not adequately verified. This paper presents the correlations between virtual R&D team constructs and virtual team effectiveness by developing a “Virtual Research and Development Team” (ViR&DT) model. The items, which may influence the effectiveness of virtual teams, are taken from the literature. Through an online survey and by application of structural equation modeling (SEM) technique, the proposed model (ViR&DT) has been tested. The results suggest that the process construct is strongly correlated to the effectiveness of virtual teams. Therefore, NPD managers in virtual R&D teams should concentrate on the process of new product development rather than simply equipping the teams with the latest technology or employing highly qualified experts. Further empirical research is recommended to fully explore and appreciate the breadth of application of the ViR&DT model.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Virtual R&D teams; Collaborative teams; Questionnaires; Team performance; Cross-functional teams; Product development

JEL Classification: M13, M11, M14, L15, L23, O14, Z

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Date posted: October 21, 2015 ; Last revised: October 22, 2015

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development (October 20, 2015). International Journal of Innovation – IJI, 3(2), 01-27. doi: 10.5585/iji.v3i2.43. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2677071
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Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September

Icinghower - Ambassador ProgramAt the end of July this year, Stacy Konkiel, Cat Williams and I launched the Altmetric Ambassadors program. The aim of the program is to engage members of staff with an interest in altmetrics across all types of organisation, and give them the tools and the knowledge to spread the word on altmetrics to their colleagues. Roughly 200 people have signed up be Ambassadors so far, and we’re very excited to be working with them all! Each month, we’ll be releasing an “Ambassador of the month” blog post, in which we’ll introduce one of the ambassadors and talk about the ways they’ve been promoting altmetrics and Altmetric at their organisation.

Our Ambassador of the Month for September is Nader Ale Ebrahim, a visiting research fellow with the Centre for Research Services at the University of Malaya. Nader’s key research interests include bibliometrics and the ways in which researchers can use online research tools to promote their work and increase their citation counts. He has run over 100 workshops for researchers in Malaysia, and is considered an authority on research promotion practices and metrics tools.

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Since becoming an Altmetric Ambassador, Nader has been actively promoting altmetrics at his institution, and has run three workshops for researchers. The first of these took place at the College of Business at Universiti Utara Malaysia, with the title “Strategies to Increase Citation Counts”. The second took place at the University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur campus. This workshop focused on ways for researchers to create and maintain effective academic profiles, and included a series of talks on strategies for improving research visibility, reporting on research impact, and driving citations. Nader gave his most recent presentation just last week, at Universiti Utara Malaysia. In the images below, you can see him introducing the Altmetric top 100 data for 2014, as a way of demonstrating how altmetrics can illustrate public engagement with research.

These presentations have allowed Nader to engage with the researcher community in Malaysia, and increase awareness of altmetrics and Altmetric data. The talks have also given the attendees the opportunity to meet and learn like-minded researchers, and share their thoughts and experiences with regard to the fast-moving world of online research dissemination.

 

In the last few years, research assessment bodies and major funders have increased their requirements for HEIs and researchers to report on the “broader impacts” of their work, meaning academics and research officers are under increasing pressure to acclimatise to these new requirements and make use of the tools available to see who is mentioning research, and what they’ve been saying.

Nader Discussing Altmetric data at his most recent workshop

This is why we’re really pleased that the Altmetric Ambassadors program has attracted researchers like Nader who have a genuine interest in helping other academics make use of the tools available, enabling them to view the impact their research has had. We feel he epitomises the value of having on-campus advocates for altmetrics. It’s also great that he is able to contextualise Altmetric, and present Altmetric data as being part of a whole suite of research management tools that can help researchers view, monitor and drive the impact of their publications.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, and hopefully learning a little more about the Ambassadors scheme in the process! Next month, our research metrics consultant Stacy Konkiel will be writing up a post on one of our librarian ambassadors, so stay tuned! If you’d like to apply for the Ambassador, please visit this page to find out more!

You can also follow #altambs to Twitter for updates on all things Ambassador-related, and find more information about Altmetric services for researchers here. Thanks for reading!

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Qualitative and quantitative analysis of solar hydrogen generation literature from 2001 to 2014

ArticleScientometrics

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Qualitative and quantitative analysis of solar hydrogen generation literature from 2001 to 2014

  • Mohammad Reza Maghami 
  • , Shahin navabi asl
  • , Mohammad esmaeil Rezadad
  • , Nader Ale Ebrahim
  • , Chandima Gomes

Abstract

Solar hydrogen generation is one of the new topics in the field of renewable energy. Recently, the rate of investigation about hydrogen generation is growing dramatically in many countries. Many studies have been done about hydrogen generation from natural resources such as wind, solar, coal etc. In this work we evaluated global scientific production of solar hydrogen generation papers from 2001 to 2014 in any journal of all the subject categories of the Science Citation Index compiled by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Philadelphia, USA. Solar hydrogen generation was used as keywords to search the parts of titles, abstracts, or keywords. The published output analysis showed that hydrogen generation from the sun research steadily increased over the past 14 years and the annual paper production in 2013 was about three times 2010-paper production. The number of papers considered in this research is 141 which have been published from 2001 to this date. There are clear distinctions among author keywords used in publications from the five most high-publishing countries such as USA, China, Australia, Germany and India in solar hydrogen studies. In order to evaluate this work quantitative and qualitative analysis methods were used to the development of global scientific production in a specific research field. The analytical results eventually provide several key findings and consider the overview hydrogen production according to the solar hydrogen generation.

Keywords

Solar hydrogen generation Hydrogen generation Water splitting Hydrogen literature

Title
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of solar hydrogen generation literature from 2001 to 2014
Journal
Scientometrics

DOI
10.1007/s11192-015-1730-3
Print ISSN
0138-9130
Online ISSN
1588-2861
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
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Topics
Keywords
  • Solar hydrogen generation
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Water splitting
  • Hydrogen literature
Industry Sectors
Authors
Author Affiliations
  • 1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Malaysia
  • 2. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Damghan, Iran
  • 3. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM), 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 4. Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of solar hydrogen generation literature from 2001 to 2014
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