Research Quality, Publications and Impact in Civil Engineering into the 21st Century. Publish or Perish, Commercial versus Open Access, Internet versus Libraries?

Chanson, Hubert (2007) Research Quality, Publications and Impact in Civil Engineering into the 21st Century. Publish or Perish, Commercial versus Open Access, Internet versus Libraries?. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34 8: 946-951. doi:10.1139/L07-027

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Research Quality, Publications and Impact in Civil Engineering into the 21st Century. Publish or Perish, Commercial versus Open Access, Internet versus Libraries?
Journal name Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0315-1468
Publication date 2007-08-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1139/L07-027
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 34
Issue 8
Start page 946
End page 951
Total pages 6
Place of publication Ottawa, Canada
Publisher NRC
Language eng
Subject 290000 Engineering and Technology
290800 Civil Engineering
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
290899 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
291800 Interdisciplinary Engineering
291899 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
299900 Other Engineering and Technology
299999 Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified
400000 Journalism, Librarianship and Curatorial Studies
400200 Librarianship
409900 Other Journalism, Librarianship and Curatorial Studies
400201 Librarianship
Abstract A research project is only completed when it has been published and shared with the community. Referees and peer experts play an important role to control the research quality. While some new electronic tools provide further means to disseminate some research information, the quality and impact of the works remain linked with some thorough expert-review process and the publication in international scientific journals and books; unethical publishing standards are not acceptable. The writer argues herein that the new electronic aids do not replace scholarship nor critical thinking, although they impact on the working environment of civil engineers.
Keyword Research Quality
Research Publications
Research Impact
Civil Engineering
Digital Publishing
Open Access Repository OAR
Commercial databases
Information retrieval
Hydraulic engineering
Impact
Peer review
Art
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes The full bibliographic details are : CHANSON, H. (2007). "Research Quality, Publications and Impact in Civil Engineering into the 21st Century. Publish or Perish, Commercial versus Open Access, Internet versus Libraries ?" Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, Vol. 34, No. 8, pp. 946-951 (DOI:10.1169/L07-027) (ISSN 0315-1468). This paper derives from the invited keynote lecture paper : CHANSON, H. (2006). "Research Quality, Publications and Impact in Hydraulic Engineering into the 21st Century. Publish or Perish, Commercial versus Open Access, Internet versus Libraries ?" Proceedings of the International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures (IJREWHS'06), Montemor-o-Novo, Jorge MATOS and Hubert CHANSON Eds., Report CH61/06, Div. of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Dec., Keynote address, pp 1-10 (ISBN 1864998687). The contribution is followed by another invited lecture paper : CHANSON, H. (2008). "Some Experience with Digitial Publishing, Open Access Repository, Research Impact and Quality." Proc.Open Access Collection workshop, Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, Brisbane, 14 Feb., 12 pages.

 
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Created: Thu, 31 Jan 2008, 13:45:51 EST by Hubert Chanson on behalf of School of Engineering