What does ORCID actually ever do?

Academic librarians have weird manias, and one of them is spying on researchers on Twitter. We recently came across someone complaining about “having to create a stupid ORCID just to submit a paper”. Here is why it is not just another useless administrative task, how you can have a “smart ORCID”, and why you might want to join our online presentation on December 9.

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A new guide on Impact Metrics

Following our blog articles on bibliometrics and their major applications, our specialist librarians Isabelle Vuillemin-Raval and Linda Leger have prepared a full guide on Impact Metrics.

This will help you understand:

  • Journal and article impact factors
  • Author impact factors such as G, H and i10 indexes
  • The shift towards Altmetrics
  • Why such calculations can be a bad idea

Enjoy!


Original picture: Measuring tape, by Newsong (CC0 public domain)