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Physics Seminar - resources from past semesters

This guide condenses materials prepared by Bonnie Fong for Physics Seminars from 2017-2022

Library Research Session #4

Learning objectives:

Students will learn about the factors to consider when deciding where to publish as well as how they might measure their research impact. Upon completion of the session, students will be able to:

  1. identify the key elements to look for when deciding where to publish their research, including how to avoid predatory journals/publishers
  2. use Journal Citation Reports to identify which journal has the highest impact factor in a field and what that number is
  3. determine what the h-index is for a particular researcher
  4. explain why the h-index for a researcher may differ depending on the index/database used to determine it

**Please note that the graded library exercise can be found on the Canvas course site, under the the 'Assignments' or 'Quizzes' module.**

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