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Don't lose credit for your research!

Our fourth Elevenses session focused on managing your researcher identities from citation services such as Scopus, Web of Science and ORCID.

You can watch the 30 minute webinar (including questions) here:

Don't lose credit for your research!

Our final session is in the David Wilson Library seminar room (with a cuppa and homemade cakes) or online at 11am (GMT) on:

31st July   
Demonstrating your impact with the h-index
Finding your h-index and understanding what it means
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Hope to see some of you there

Don't lose your research data!

Our third Elevenses session introduced the principles of research data management and focused on managing and securing your valuable data. If you struggle to remember where you stored your files or end up with multiple versions of documents, then this might be the session for you!

You can watch the 30 minute webinar (including questions) here:

Don't lose your research data!

Our next session is in the David Wilson Library seminar room (with a cuppa and homemade cakes) or online at 11am (GMT) on:

24th July   
Don't lose credit for your research!
How to actively manage your researcher identities from the major citation services
Watch the recording

Hope to see some of you there.

Managing your research output

Our second Elevenses session focused on managing your research output and making your publications available through the Leicester Research Archive/LRA.

If you weren't able to attend you can watch the 30 minute webinar (including questions):

Managing your research output

Our next session is in the David Wilson Library seminar room (with a cuppa and homemade cakes) or online at 11am on:

17th July   
Don't lose your research data!
Thinking about managing and securing your valuable research
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Hope to see some of you there.

Publishing the RCUK way

We ran our first Elevenses in the Library session last Wednesday on 'Publishing the RCUK way - applying to the open access fund and other options'.

If you weren't able to attend you can watch the 30 minute webinar (including questions):

Publishing the RCUK way webinar

Our next session is in the David Wilson Library seminar room (with a cuppa and homemade cakes) or online at 11am on:

10th July   
Managing your research output
Making your publications available through the Leicester Research Archive
Watch the recording

Hope to see some of you there.

The dark side of open access

There has recently been an increase in research students falling prey to dodgy open access journals and being asked to pay large sums of money. Such journals can be very predatory and many are simply money-making scams.
An American librarian has compiled a list of questionable open access journals which are best avoided.

Open access journals can be a great place for research students to publish but you must be sure that the publication is above board. TheDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) maintains a current list of open access journals, but inclusion doesn't guarantee that the journal is genuine. To be extra safe, only publish with a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
If you need further advice please look at our information pages or contact us

*See also this excellent article by Professor Pat Thomson  on establishing the provenance of journals: http://patthomson.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/dealing-with-the-cold-calling-journal/