Tag: quality assessment

Altmetrics: the basics

Altmetrics are non-traditional indicators as an alternative to more traditional indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor and the H-Index. Some examples of altmetrics are number of downloads of your publication number of mentions on twitter number of times your publication was added to an online reference manager such as ...    Read more

Article submission for publication

How do you get your article published in a journal? How do you choose the right journal? The Knowledge Center for Health Ghent lists several tips for the medical sciences. Here's a selection of generally applicable tips. How do you select a journal? CriterionTools Content SJFinder Find the Best Fit ...    Read more

Assess the quality of a scholarly journal

Researchers can choose from tens of thousands of scholarly journals to disseminate their research results.  It is not always easy to find out which ones are reliable. General rules Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify the right journal for your research. Does Web of Science list ...    Read more

Classification A1 / P1: definition and distinction

Definition A1 Articles included in one of the ISI Web of Science indexes 'Science Citation Index', 'Social Science Citation Index' or 'Arts and Humanities Citation Index'. Limited to the publications document type: article, review, letter, note, proceedings paper. When an article is already included in Web of Science, both ...    Read more

Clinical trial: how do I evaluate the quality?

There are various free, internationally accredited and used tools (i.e. scales and checklists) for evaluating the quality of clinical studies. More information is available on the webpages of the Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent (Question: How do I evaluate the quality of a clinical study?).     Read more

Critical reading: the CRAAP test

You want to base your academic, scientific research on scientifically sound sources. Often, the publisher already gives you an insight into how reliable the source is; publishers of A1-journals, for instance, already peer-review their articles. Academic libraries collect scientific literature, etc.However, you can also find many interesting sources on ...    Read more

Journal: what does "peer-reviewed" mean?

It is essential to researchers to publish in peer-reviewed journals. A peer review means that the quality of the research will be assessed by colleagues before publication. In practice, peer review works like this: Submit: You send your article to a journal. The subject of your article falls within the ...    Read more

Retraction Watch: what is it?

Retraction Watch is a database that lists retracted (retractions) or corrected (corrections) publications, or publications with an expressions of concern. A blog is connected to the databese, highlighting some of the retracted publications. Retraction Watch started in 2010, which means you will not find older publications in the collection. The ...    Read more