“Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. “Research Tools” enable researchers to collect, organize, analyze, visualize and publicized research outputs. Dr. Nader has collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct path in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs with more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility and impact of the research.
Ale Ebrahim, N. (2014). Introduction to the “Research Tools”. Paper presented at the Workshop on: Introduction to the “Research Tools”, Computer Lab, Level 2, Institute of Graduate Studies , University of Malaya. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1039495
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), University of Malaya (UM)
There is no significant penalty for the most frequent self-citers, and the effect of self-citation remains positive even for very high rates of self-citation. However, WoS has dropped some journals from its database because of untrue trends in the citations. The same policy also should be applied for the most frequent self-citers. The ethics of publications should be adhered to by those who wish to conduct research and publish their findings.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: Improve citation, Research impact, Publication ethics
a Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysia b Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran c Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Malaysia d Department of Financial Sciences, University of Economic Sciences, Tehran, 1593656311, Iran e Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia f Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600, Malaysia g Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Advance Informatics School (AIS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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)
Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch
Mohamed Amin Embi
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – Faculty of Education
University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Seyed Mohammad Motahar
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – Faculty of Information Science and Technology
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – Advance Informatics School (AIS)
October 23, 2013
International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 93-99, 2013
Due to the effect of citation impact on The Higher Education (THE) world university ranking system, most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities. The results show that the article visibility has tended to receive more download and citations. This is probably the first study to collect over 30 different ways to improve the citation record. Further study is needed to explore and expand these techniques in specific fields of study in order to make the results more precisely.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: University ranking, Improve citation, Citation frequency, Research impact, Open access, h-index
Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Habibi, Farid and Gholizadeh, Hossein and Motahar, Seyed Mohammad and Ordi, Ali, Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency (October 23, 2013). International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 93-99, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2344585
The search can be time consuming and sometimes tedious task. How can make it easier? How do deal with situations such as:
“I just join as new postgraduate students and I am not sure how to do a literature search”
“I have been in research for some time now but I spend a lot of time to get the articles I want”
“I am sure I have downloaded the article but I am not able to find it”
“I wanted to write a new paper, how can I manage the references in the shortest possible time?”
“I have many references, some of my old papers, and some of my current research. Sometimes, they are so many that I can’t recall where I have kept them in my folders!”
“I have written an article and I am not able to find a proper Journal”
“I want to increase the citation of my papers, how do I do?”
We need an effective search strategy can save hours of wasted research time and provide a clear direction for your research. The benefits of attending this workshop are numerous and include learning how to change the direction of searching to discover and how to use more efficient the tools that are available through the Net.
The workshop seeks to serve the following objectives:
To help students who seek to reduce the search time by expanding the knowledge of researchers to more effectively use the “tools” that are available through the Net.*
To evaluate the types of literature that researchers will encounter.
To convert the information on the search for a written document.
To help researchers learn how to search and analyze the right journal to submit.
To promote their publication for further citation.
* For more information on this workshop, see the Research Tools web page.
This workshop, aims to help research students in order to reduce research time by developing researcher knowledge to use more effectively the “Tools” which are available through the net. Research Tools is the skill to understand and use information technology tools to carry out research, including the use of discipline-related software and online resources.
The online “Research Tools” box is included over 700 tools. However, the speaker tries to introduce all necessary tools to postgraduate students in a simple and applicable way.
3. Who should attend?
The workshop is aimed at postgraduate students, young academics and researchers who have started his/her research and would like to increase the effectiveness of the research. The e-skills learned from the workshop are useful across various research disciplines and research institutions. Participants should have the requisite computer skills prior to taking the workshop.
مجری: انجمن دانشجویان ایرانی دانشگاه ملی مالزی
استاد: جناب آقای دکتر نادر آل ابراهیم
زمان: شنبه مورخ 2013/12/28، ساعت 10 لغایت 13
مکان: سالن سایبر، کتابخانه دانشگاه ملی مالزی، طبقه 4
هزینه: 25 رینگیت، لطفا مبلغ مذکور را به شماره حساب 12180115227527 به نام سرکار خانم مرضیه مقربی نزد بانک CIMB واریز نمایید و اطلاعات پرداختی را از طریق سایت در زمان ثبت نام اعلام فرمایید.
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Date : 8 December 2013 (Sunday) Venue : MPWS Training Centre, 63-1, 63-2, Jalan Kajang Impian 1/11, Taman Kajang Impian, Seksyen 7, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Time : 8.30am – 5:30pm Speaker : Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim Fee : … Continue reading →
Date : 7 December 2013 (Saturday) Venue : MPWS Training Centre, 63-1, 63-2, Jalan Kajang Impian 1/11, Taman Kajang Impian, Seksyen 7, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Time : 8.30am – 5:30pm Speaker : Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim Fee : … Continue reading →