[SUNScholar] SUNScholar and research visibility

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Wed Apr 30 14:00:31 SAST 2014

Dear Colleagues

SUNScholar Usage Statistics

Our aim with SUNScholar<http://scholar.sun.ac.za/> is to make SU research as highly visible possible, so that in the end the increase in citations will impact on your personal ranking, the ranking of the journal you publish with, as well as the university's ranking. In addition to viewing the statistics for individual articles/theses/dissertations on SUNScholar<http://scholar.sun.ac.za/>, we also use Piwik<http://piwik.sun.ac.za/> (SU IT supported statistical tool) to monitor usage. SUNScholar<http://scholar.sun.ac.za/> will be turning 5 years old this year, and we would like to share the following usage statistics with you:

28 Sept. 2011 - 30 April 2014

[http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=63&period=range&date=2011-09-28,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=nb_visits]1 563 920 visits [http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=63&period=range&date=2011-09-28,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=avg_time_on_site]
[http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=63&period=range&date=2011-09-28,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=nb_pageviews%2Cnb_uniq_pageviews]2 983 660 pageviews, 1 967 460 unique pageviews
[http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=63&period=range&date=2011-09-28,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=nb_searches%2Cnb_keywords]21 326 downloads, 18 626 unique downloads
[http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=63&period=range&date=2011-09-28,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=nb_outlinks%2Cnb_uniq_outlinks]667 253 outlinks, 487 786 unique outlinks

1 January 2014 - 30 April 2014 (4 months)

115 946 visits during 2014
[http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=3&period=range&date=2014-01-01,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=avg_time_on_site]381 391 pageviews, 262 678 unique pageviews during 2014
[http://piwik.sun.ac.za/index.php?module=VisitsSummary&action=getEvolutionGraph&idSite=3&period=range&date=2014-01-01,2014-04-30&viewDataTable=sparkline&columns=nb_searches%2Cnb_keywords]36 638 downloads, 30 420 unique downloads during 2014

The visitors were literally from all over the world. More information on request.
Citations to items on SUNScholar

We hope to be able to track citations to items in SUNScholar<http://scholar.sun.ac.za/> to demonstrate the impact of open access in terms of citations, sometime in future. Currently we rely on third party tools e.g. Google Scholar Citations. Examples:

Prof Andrew Young<http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ql1JNb0AAAAJ&hl=en> (former PhD student at SU and currently Associate Professor of Economics, West Virginia University)
Prof Johann Mouton<http://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=VoD52FYAAAAJ&hl=en> (Director of Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), SU)
Prof Eugene Cloete<http://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=fOUypFkAAAAJ&hl=en> (Vice-Rector: Research, SU)
Prof Jimmy Volmink<http://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=-i6poKkAAAAJ&hl=en> (Dean, Medicine & Health Sciences, SU)
Prof David M. Richardson<http://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=Rdfu4uoAAAAJ&hl=en> (Ecology, Centre for Invasion Biology, SU)

Help us populate SUNScholar with your research articles!

You can help us populate SUNScholar with your articles by submitting it yourself. This includes articles funded via the SU Open Access Publication Fund<http://library.sun.ac.za/English/services/oa/Pages/su-oafund.aspx>. The only requirements:

-          It must be the post-print version (without publisher branding) (should you no longer have the post-print or never received it, request it from the publisher, or contact us for further advise)

-          Submit in pdf format (save in MSWord as pdf)

-          File name should be: surname_firstwordoftitle_year.pdf e.g. smith_analysis_2011.pdf

-          Send us an e-mail request, and we will register you as a Submitter. The rest is easy!! SUNScholar will also clear the copyright and see that we adhere to all legal requirements.

Names and Surnames in SUNScholar

We acknowledge that every time you publish, it might be under a different form of your name. It also depends on the journal requirements. There are excellent tools available to bring together all research conducted under your primary name. Research identification tools such as ORCID<http://orcid.org/> can generate a researcher id for you, and then create a list with links to all your research. The ORCID<http://orcid.org/> id can also be embedded into the metadata of your SUNScholar research items. To register, click here<https://orcid.org/register>. Read more<http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/why-you-should-do-more-than-simply-claiming-your-orcid-id/> about ORCID id and why you should register.

Scholar mailing list

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With kind regards

Ina Smith
Open Scholarship Manager | Stellenbosch University | Private Bag X5036, 7599 | South Africa
Open Access | SUNScholar<http://scholar.sun.ac.za/> | SUNJournals<http://library.sun.ac.za/English/services/az/oa/Pages/sunjournals.aspx> | SUNConferences<http://library.sun.ac.za/Afrikaans/services/az/oa/Pages/sunconferences.aspx> | E-mail: ismith at sun.ac.za<mailto:ismith at sun.ac.za> | Tel:  +27 21 808 9139 | Skype: smith.ina | Office hours: Mo-Fr: 08h00-16h30
Ooptoegang Wetenskaplike Kommunikasie Bestuurder | Universiteit Stellenbosch | Privaatsak X5036, 7599 | Suid-Afrika
Oop Toegang | SUNScholar<http://scholar.sun.ac.za/>  | SUNJournals<http://library.sun.ac.za/English/services/az/oa/Pages/sunjournals.aspx> | SUNConferences<http://library.sun.ac.za/Afrikaans/services/az/oa/Pages/sunconferences.aspx> | E-pos: ismith at sun.ac.za<mailto:ismith at sun.ac.za> | Tel:  +27 21 808 9139 | Skype: smith.ina | Kantoorure: Ma-Vr: 08h00-16h30

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