Blog Performance Report JPSP for 2010

By Monday, December 13, 2010 2 comments

Comparison performance blog between 2009 and 2010

Visitor by country 

Visitor by map (world)

Overall, performance improvement was good. Thanks for visitors and readers who entered this blog. Catch up with new improvement, thank you. [admin]

What Researcher ID delivers?

By Friday, December 10, 2010 No comments
What it Delivers?

1) A custom author identifier number and search system in a free, safe, and secure environment.

2) A way to identify the complete body of published works for specific researcher.

3) Easy access to standardized, clarified author names and citation information.

4) Resolution of author misidentification.

5) An opportunity to manage public presentation of personal metrics.

6) Access to a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community.


What YOU can do?

1) Search the author registry to locate colleagues and view their profile.

2) Find citations, collaborators, key thought leaders, speakers, editors and re-viewer.

3) Track citation counts, average citations, and H-Index for ResearcherID participants.

4)Register to manage your own publication list.

5) Share your personal publication URL with others- include it in your e-signature.

6) Explore citation maps to see how research is used globally.

Quick Reference : Journal Citation Reports

By Monday, November 01, 2010 , , No comments
The citing half-life identifies the number of years from the current year that account for 50% of the cited references from articles published by a journal in the current year. Used together with the Cited Hal-Life, this number aids the evaluation of editorial policies.

This graph shows the distribution by cited year of citations to articles published in the selected journal.

This graph shows the distribution by cited year of citations from current year articles in the selected journal.

Source Data Table
The Source Data table provides information regarding the number of review articles versus original research articles that are published by a particular journal. This number also includes the number of references from a journal were not processed for inclusion in the citation indexes.

Study Week for UiTM Students! Good luck from RSSD

By Thursday, October 21, 2010 , No comments
Place: in front of the Journal Department

Place: IT Center / Computer Lab PTAR 1

Place : Journal Department area

The atmosphere surrounding study week in library PTAR 1. Most of them stay in the library with a fairly long period of time. Library services will be extended until 11 pm. Good luck all! 


Preparation for the Best Practices Workshop at iLQam

By Thursday, October 14, 2010 No comments
Location : Level 4, iLQam
Date: 12-10-2010
Time: Morning-evening
Event: Best Practices Workshop PUiTM.

main committee

Chairman: Roslina Mohamad Ali
Deputy Chairman: Mohd Fahizan Hamid
Secretary 1: Siti Fazlina Mohamed Raffi
Treasurer: Nor Hafizah Md Hanafiah
Events Manager 1 & 2: Zalifah Awang Zakaria & Norkiah Ishak

Another bureau, please click HERE. thank you


FREE installation EndNote at Hari Mesra PTAR 3 & 4

By Thursday, September 23, 2010 , , , No comments

For  "Hari Mesra PTAR" at Science and Technology (S&T). There will be a booth from Research Support Department . This is our  effort to meet users face -to-face outside PTAR1.

Our services includes:
1. FREE installation of EndNotes version X3

2. Q and A about Scholarly Research services, ISI Thomson, Scopus.
Please join us there , or call us at 03-55435770. Thank you

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** FREE installation EndNotes

** BPM department

** Lots of student interested with our booth!! =D

See you there! Today is last day we at S&T foyer

Citation Analysis part#3

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A high volume of self-citation is not unusual or unwarranted in journals that are leaders in a field because of the consistently high quality of the papers they publish, and or because of the uniqueness or novelty of their subject matter. Ideally, authors reference the prior publications that are most relevant to their current results, independently of the source journal in which the work was published.

However, there are journals where the observed rate of self-citation is a dominant influence in the total level of citation. For these journals, self-citation has the potential to distort the true role of the tittle as a participant in the literature of its subject.

Eighty per cent of all journals listed in the JCR Science Edition have self-citation rates less than or equal to 20%. This shows that self citation is quite normal for most journals and id expected.

Significant deviation from this normal rate, however, prompts an examination by Thomson Reuters to determine if excessive self-citations are being used improperly, the journal's Impact Factor (IF) will not be published and the journal may be considered for deselection from the Web of Science.

Citation Analysis part#2

Citation analyses takes place on at least two levels. We look for citations to the journal itself, as expressed by Impact Factor (IF) and/or total citations received. We also examine the citation record of the contributing authors, a useful study in evaluating new journals where a citation history at the journal level does not yet exist.

Likewise, established journals that are not covered are often re-evaluated. These journals can experience new growth in citation impact resulting from changes such as translation into English, change in editorial focus, change in Publisher, medium, etc.

Because Thomson Reuters captures all cited references from each of the 9,300 journals covered, citation information is available on journals not covered as well as those that are covered. Self-citation rates are also taken into consideration. The self-cited rate relates a journal's self citations to the number of time it is cited by all journals, including itself.

For example, journal X was cited 15,000 times by all journals, including the 2,000 times it cited itself. Its self-cited rate is 2/15 or 13.3%

Citation Analysis

By Friday, August 20, 2010 , No comments
The Thomson Reuters evaluation process is unique in that our editors have a wealth of citation data available to them. The importance of interpreting and understanding these data correctly cannot be emphasized too strongly. using quantitative citation data to measure impact is meaningful only in the context of journals in the same general discipline.

For example, smaller fields like crystallography do not generate as many articles or citations as do larger fields such as biotechnology or genetics. Likewise, in some areas, particularly in the arts and humanities, it may take a relatively long time for an article to attract a meaningful number of citations.

But in other areas, such as the life sciences, it is not unusual for citations to accrue rapidly and peak after two or three years. These facts must be taken into consideration if citation data are to be used correctly.

International Diversity

Thomson Reuters editors look for International Diversity among the contributing authors and the journal's editors and Editorial Advisory Board members. This is particularly important in journals targeting an international audience. Today's scientific research takes place in a global context and an internationally diverse journal is more likely to have importance in the international community of researchers.

As the global distribution of Web of Science expands into virtually every region on earth, the importance of regional scholarship to our emerging regional user community also grows. Selection criteria for regional journals are the same as for international journals although citation analyses play a somewhat different role in the outcome.

For example, the importance of the regional journal would be measured more in terms of the specificity of its content. Will it enrich our coverage of a particular subject or provide studies with a specific regional perspective?

Many excellent regional journals target a local rather than an international audience. therefore, the emphasis on extensive international diversity is less than for internationally focused journals.

All regional journals selected must be publishing on time, have English- language bibliographic information (title, abstract, keywords) and be peer reviewed. Cited references must be in the Roman alphabet.

Editorial Content

By Thursday, August 19, 2010 No comments
As mentioned above, an essential core of scientific literature forms the basis for all scholarly disciplines. However, this core is not static- scientific research continues to give rise to specialized fields of studies, and new journals emerge as published research on new topics achieves critical mass.

Our editors determine if the content of a journal under evaluation will enrich the database or if the topic is already adequately addressed in existing coverage. With an enormous amount of citation data readily available to them, and their daily observation of virtually every new scholarly journal published, our editors are well positioned to spot emerging topics and active fields in the literature.

Basic Journal Standards part #2

Thomson Reuters also notes whether or not the journal follow international editorial conventions, which optimize retrievability of source articles. These conventions include informative journal titles, fully descriptive article tittles and abstracts, complete bibliographic information for all cited references, and full address information for every author.

English is the universal language of science at this time in history. It is for this reason that Thomson Reuters focuses on journals that publish full text in English or at very least, their bibliographic information in English. There are many journals covered in Web of Science that publish only their bibliographic information in English with full text in another language.

However, going forward, it is clear that the journals most important to the international research community will publish full text in English. This is especially true in the natural sciences. In addition, all journals must have cited references in the Roman Alphabet.

Application of the peer review process is another indication of journal standards and indicates overall quality of the research presented and the completeness of cited references. It is also recommended that, whenever possible, each article publish information on the funding source supporting the research presented.

Basic Journal Standards

Timeliness of Publication is a basic criterion in the evaluation process. It is of primary importance. A journal must be publishing according to its stated frequency to be considered for initial inclusion in the Science database. The ability to publish on time implies a healthy backlog of manuscripts essential for ongoing viability.

It is not acceptable for a journal to appear chronically late, weeks or months after its cover date. To measure timeliness we need to see three consecutive current issues, one after another, as soon as they are published. Timeliness is also essential for electronic journals. If the e-journal is publishing distinct issues at a stated frequency, these issues should appear online in a timely manner.

However, when an e-journal publishes articles one at a time rather than collecting articles for release as an "issue" we take a slightly different approach to measuring timeliness. In these cases the editors look for a steady flow of articles over several months time.

to be continued...

What is Journal Selection Process? part#2

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The Evaluation Process

Journal evaluation and selection is ongoing at Thomson Reuters with journals added to and deleted from the database as frequently as every two weeks. Each year, Thomson Reuter`s editorial staff reviews over 2,000 journal titles, and selects around 10-12% of the journals evaluated for inclusion in the database.

Moreover, existing journal coverage in Thomson Reuters products is constantly under review. Journals now covered are monitored to ensure that they are maintaining high standards and a clear relevance to the products in which they are covered.

The journal selection process described here is applied to all journals in Web of Science, whether covered in Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, or Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Some special consideration is given in the evaluation of social science and arts & humanities journals, particularly with regard to citation analysis.

Many factors are taken into account when evaluating journals for coverage, ranging from the qualitative to the quantitative. The journal`s basic publishing standards, its editorial content, the international diversity of its authorship, and the citation data associated in isolation,but by combining and interrelating the data, the editor is able to determine the journal`s overall strengths and weaknesses.

Thomson Reuters editors performing journal evaluations have educational backgrounds relevant to their areas of responsibility as well as experience and education in information science

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What is Journal Selection Process?


Thomson Reuters is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the world`s most important and influential journals to meet its subscribers current awareness and retrospective information retrieval needs. Today Web of Science Cover over 9,000 international and regional journals and book series in every area of the natural sciences, social sciences,art and humanities. But comprehensive does not necessarily mean all-inclusive.

Why Be Selective?
It would appear that, in order to be comprehensive, an index to scientific journal literature might be expected to cover all the scientific journals published. This approach would be not only impractical economically, but as analyses of the scientific literature have shown, unnecessary. It has been demostrated that a relatively small number of journals publish the bulk of significant scientific results. This principle is often referred to as Bradford Law.

In the mid- 1930`s S.C Bradford realized that the core literature for any given scientific discipline was composed of fewer than 1,000 journals. Of these 1,000 journals, there are relatively few with a very strong relevance to the given topic, whereas there are many with a weaker relevance to it.

Those with a weak relevance to the given discipline or topic, however, typically have a strong relevance to some other discipline. thus, the core scientific literature can form itself around various topics, with individual journals becoming more or less relevant depending on the topic.

More recently an analysis of 7,528 journals covered in the 2005 JCR revealed that as few as 300 journals account for more than 50% of what is cited and more than 25% of what is published in them. A core of 3,000of these journals accounts for about 75% of published articles and over 90% of cited articles.

to be continued......



Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use EndNote to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize their references, they do it the easy way—by using EndNote,And EndNote Web is included with EndNote so you can collaborate with others easily.

Organize references, images, PDFs and other files in a library:
  • Create an unlimited number of libraries of any sizeIn EndNote, bibliographic data is entered into a record by filling out a simple template that has the proper fields displayed for a given type of reference. There are 46 customizable reference types, covering a variety of materials from Ancient Texts to Web Pages, each with up to 52 fields for entering references and linking to PDF and image files. And you can organize references in any Unicode-supported language.

  • Group references: Create custom groups, including smart groups that update automatically as references are added to a library, for instant access to subsets of references.And you can create groups containing both custom and smart groups for easier organization. These main and sub-groups can be re-arranged at any time with a simple drag-and-drop action.

  • Find full text articles automaticallyEndNote will locate and download full text for you—no additional steps required! Select one or more references, a group, or your entire library and have EndNote scan for full text available to you. When the full text is found, EndNote downloads and links it to the appropriate reference automatically—while you continue with your work.

  • Store PDF and other files with your EndNote library:Organize up to 45 files per reference in the "File Attachment" field. Drag and drop files onto a reference for auto-linking and storage with the library references—links never break.

  • Organize image files: Track images including charts, figures and equations with a caption, keywords and more.

  • Customize the reference library display: Click-sort column headings, adjust column widths, and choose up to 8 fields to display.

  • Preview formatted references: Using the Preview pane in the library window, you can preview selected references in over 3,700 bibliographic styles.

  • Includes hundreds of import filters: There are many sources of bibliographic data that can be used to help you build your EndNote library of references. EndNote includes over 700 import filters for a variety of online database providers (e.g. Ovid, EBSCO). You can create and modify import filters as well. Once you've downloaded the references in a tagged format, choose the appropriate import filter to import the data into your EndNote library.

  • Link your EndNote records to the Web: Link your references to full-text articles or other material on the Web. You'll find links created automatically when you connect and search online resources within EndNote.

  • Use Term Lists for consistent data entry: Term Lists store glossaries of keywords, author names, or any other terms that are important to managing your references. As you enter new terms, EndNote suggests terms from these lists to facilitate data entry and to ensure terms are entered consistently. Pre-defined Journal Term Lists are provided for biomedicine, chemistry, and the humanities—complete with common abbreviations of journal names used in bibliographies.

  • Searching: Use Quick Search in the toolbar to search all fields in an EndNote library, or the Search... command for additional options. You can limit your searches to specific fields such as Author name, Year, or Keywords and select a variety of operators.

  • Global Editing: Use the Change Text, Change Field, andMove Field commands to modify existing references. These commands can automatically add a term to all or some of your references. These are useful tools for labeling groups of references as well as for fixing common typos or spelling mistakes.

  • Sorting: Set up multi-level sorts on up to five fields of your choice such as Year, Journal, and Title. Each level can be sorted in ascending or descending order. Column headings in the reference library window provide instant sorts on the displayed fields.

  • Customize Settings: The settings for customizing your EndNote library display, bibliographic preferences, and other options are organized in one easy-to-access Preferences panel.

  • Running EndNote on a NetworkUse EndNote on a network and share libraries across mixed platforms.

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Description :

ResearcherID provides the global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community with an invaluable index to accurate author identification and information. By assingning a unique identifier to each author who participates, ResearcherID expressly associates each researcher with his or her published work- standardizing and clarifying author names and citations and making information search more straighforward and relevant

ResearcherID enables you to :-

a) Obtain your OWN URL and publish your research output.
b) Automatically UPDATE citation counts.
c) Create a Citation Matrix to plot graphs of your research work.
d) IDENTIFY research collaborators and reviewers


Review: The NEW research book by RSSD

University Publication Centre (UPENA) plays a key role as a publisher that publish the creative ideas from academic staff and non-academic staff of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to be embraced by all people within the communities inside and outside of UiTM.

Below is the latest books related to research issues from the UPENA


Author : Veera Pandiyan a/l Kaliani Sundram
ISBN No: 978-967-305-025-3
Pages: 172
Price: RM 28.00

Research has become a necessary way of life for every firm that wishes to survive and grow in this dynamic world. This dynamic business environment is exposed to many opportunities and threats which need to be audited promptly. As such business research instruments can enormously be useful to capitalize the variation in the business atmosphere.


Author: Norzaidi Mohd Daud
ISBN No: 978-967-305-070-3
Pages: 215
Price: RM 20.00


Author: Zamalia Mahmud
ISBN No: 978-967-305-193-9
Pages: 128
Price: RM 30.00


Author: Noorzan Mohd Noor
ISBN No: 978-967-305-367-4
Pages: 281
Price: RM 48.00

This text is intended to be an aid for everyone wishing to write research or thesis proposals. It provider the essential elements,tips and examples on preparing,organizing and writing a research proposal.


Author: Suhaimi Abdul Talib & Junaidah Ariffin
ISBN No: 978-967-305-089-5
Pages: 51
Price: RM 22.50


Author: Zainudin Hj Awang
ISBN No: 978-967-305-363-6
Pages: 248
Price: RM 38.00

Report ISI Thomson Reuters Talk


Talk on the ISI by Thomson Reuters had been organized by RMI and cooperated with PTAR as a host. The purposes of program are to provide opportunities for participants to learn about ISI Web of Knowledge Online Database, which was subscribed by PTAR. Through this program, participants had learned about the use of "smart discovery", "ISI Journal Selection Process", Journal Citation report, EndNotes and Researcher ID.


"To improve the quality of journals, articles and research In Malaysia. With the explosion of available information (truthful u / validated and false / non-validated types), it is Important to retrieve what is relevant and useful. "

( Dr.Razidah with Mr. Patrick See)

(Speaker Lim Khee Hiang)
Prinsipal Trainer Customer Education
Thomsom Reurters

( Information on the ISI Thomson)

( Mr. Rajdev Narayanasamy)
Senior Regional Sales Maganer. South & SE Asia

( Mr. Sharol Nizam Johol, Officer RSSD (Librarian) )


  • There are 42 participants involved in program.
  • This program was attended by, the University Research Committees, post-graduate students, and PTAR librarians.
  • Opening speech by Prof Madya Dr Hjh Razidah Ismail from the Institute of Management Research (RMI)
  • Then, the program continued with a briefing by the ISI Web of Knowledge by En.Lim Khee Hiang.
  • In the evening, there were hands on ISI Web of Knowledge and the Journal Citation Report by En.Lim Khee Hiang and assist by Rajdev Narayanasamy.


1. Delivery services for if the books available for example, PTAR 3 - PTAR 1 
2. More guidance on how to use the EndNotes.
3. Increase the time for "Hands On"


The program has been carried out properly. In the presence of 42 participants were to some extent to achieve the objective of this program focuses on the use of the database ISI Web of Knowledge. This program also provides exposure to participants on ISI Thomson especially EndNotes and Researcher ID specifically.


ISI Thomson Reuters Talk

By Tuesday, April 13, 2010 , No comments

ISI Thomson Reuters Talk
@ Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak 1, UiTM
50 seats ONLY


Seminar " Supporting Researchers " @ UiTM Segamat

Supporting Researchers:
Quality Resources for Quality Researchers

Talk by : Khasiah Zakaria

SCOPUS & ISI Thomson
Talk by : Sharol Nizam Johol

Special thanks to:

Pn.Maznah A. Hamid
Timbalan Pustakawan Kanan