Wednesday, 22 November 2017

10 years of eResearch

Queen Margaret University's research publications repository, eResearch , was launched in April 2007 and at the end of its first year held 29 items. At the time of writing, eResearch holds 3692 items, 64% of which are full text and 24% open access. In its first year, eResearch had a total of 155 papers downloaded and in the past year it has seen 43388 paper downloads. In total, 420951 papers have been downloaded in the 10 years that eResearch has been running.

The most downloaded papers from QMU authors, over the last 10 years, have been:

McGuire, David and Hutchings, Kate (2007) Portrait of a transformational leader : the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 28 (2). pp. 154-166. ISSN 01437739  20823 downloads

Chalmers, Sally (2008) The Changing Role of Internal Communications. Are Required Practitioner Competencies Keeping Pace with the Opportunities and Challenges? In: Euprera (European Public Relations Education and Research Association) 2008 conference, October 16-18, 2008, Milan. 11319 downloads

Scandrett, Eurig and Mukherjee, Suroopa (2011) Globalisation and abstraction in the Bhopal survivors' movement. Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 3 (1). pp. 195-209. 8710 downloads

With the top authors for the numbers of papers downloaded being:

1. David McGuire 85018
2. Jim Scobbie 29075
3. Brian Hay 13387

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

QMU's top Altmetric-measured papers in eResearch, 2017

Queen Margaret University's top 10 papers published in 2017 and gaining the most social media attention, as measured by Altmetric, are listed here:

Panter-Brick, Catherine and Hadfield, Kristin and Dajani, Rana and Eggerman, Mark and Ager, Alastair and Ungar, Michael (2017) Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents. Child Development. ISSN 00093920 Open access paper

Dewing, Jan and McCormack, Brendan (2017) Editorial: Tell me, how do you define person-centredness? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (17-18). pp. 2509-2510. ISSN 09621067

Witter, Sophie and Govender, Veloshnee and Ravindran, TK Sundari and Yates, Robert (2017) Minding the gaps: health financing, universal health coverage and gender. Health Policy and Planning. ISSN 0268-1080  Open access paper

Martineau, Tim and McPake, Barbara and Theobald, Sally and Raven, Joanna and Ensor, Tim and Fustukian, Suzanne and Ssengooba, Freddie and Chirwa, Yotamu and Vong, Sreytouch and Wurie, Haja and Hooton, Nick and Witter, Sophie (2017) Leaving no one behind: lessons on rebuilding health systems in conflict- and crisis-affected states. BMJ Global Health, 2 (2). e000327. ISSN 2059-7908 Open access paper

Tyagi, Vaibhav and Hanoch, Yaniv and Hall, Stephen D. and Runco, Mark and Denham, Susan L. (2017) The Risky Side of Creativity: Domain Specific Risk Taking in Creative Individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. ISSN 1664-1078 Open access paper

Bywaters, Paul and Brady, Geraldine and Bunting, Lisa and Daniel, Brigid and Featherstone, Brid and Jones, Chantel and Morris, Kate and Scourfield, Jonathan and Sparks, Tim and Webb, Calum (2017) Inequalities in English child protection practice under austerity: A universal challenge? Child & Family Social Work. ISSN 13567500

van de Pas, Remco and Ashour, Majdi and Kapilashrami, Anuj and Fustukian, Suzanne (2017) Interrogating resilience in health systems development. Health policy and planning. ISSN 1460-2237

Powell, Catherine and Blighe, Alan and Froggatt, Katherine and McCormack, Brendan and Woodward-Carlton, Barbara and Young, John and Robinson, Louise and Downs, Murna (2017) Family involvement in timely detection of changes in health of nursing homes residents: a qualitative exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. ISSN 0962-1067, ESSN: 1365-2702

Forbat, Liz and Robinson, Rowena and Bilton-Simek, Rachel and Francois, Karemah and Lewis, Marsha and Haraldsdottir, Erna (2017) Distance education methods are useful for delivering education to palliative caregivers: A single-arm trial of an education package (PalliativE Caregivers Education Package). Palliative Medicine. ISSN 0269-2163

Featherstone, Brid and Morris, Kate and Daniel, Brigid and Bywaters, Paul and Brady, Geraldine and Bunting, Lisa and Mason, Will and Mirza, Nughmana (2017) Poverty, inequality, child abuse and neglect: Changing the conversation across the UK in child protection? Children and Youth Services Review. ISSN 01907409

Thursday, 12 January 2017

eResearch top 10 downloads of 2016 papers

Here are the 10 most downloaded papers, of papers published during 2016, authored by QMU researchers. For further information about eResearch, please contact .

Williams, Anne F (2016) A review of the evidence for adjustable compression wrap devices. Journal of Wound Care, 25 (5). pp. 242-247. ISSN 0969-0700  (Author accepted manuscript is open access)

Smith, Margaret Coulter and Pearson, C and O'May, Fiona and Tropea, Savina and Irvine, Lindesay and Rush, Robert and Wilson, R (2016) Final Report for The Lydia Osteoporosis Project. Project Report. Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. (Published report is open access)

Witter, Sophie and Brikci, Nouria and Harris, Tim and Williams, Richard and Keen, Sarah and Mujica, Anna and Jones, Alex and Murray-Zmijewski, Alex and Bale, Barbara and Leigh, Bailah and Renner, Ade (2016) The Sierra Leone Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI): process and effectiveness review. Technical Report. HEART (Health & Education Advice & Resource Team).  (Published report is open access)

Lennes, Mietta and Stevanovic, Melisa and Aalto, Daniel and Palo, Pertti (2016) Comparing pitch distributions using Praat and R. Phonetician, 111/2. pp. 35-53. ISSN 0741-6164 (Published paper is open access)

Darling, Stephen and Allen, Richard J and Havelka, Jelena (2016) Visuospatial Bootstrapping: When Visuospatial and Verbal Memory Work Together. Current Directions in Psychological Science. ISSN 0963-7214, ESSN: 1467-8721 (In Press) (Author accepted manuscript is open access)

King, T and McKean, C and Rush, Robert and Westrupp, E and Mensah, F and Law, James (2016) Maternal education and single word reading in middle childhood. Merrill Palmer Quarterly. ISSN 0272-930X (In Press) (Author accepted manuscript is open access)

Nakai, Satsuki and Scobbie, James M (2016) The VOT category boundary in word-initial stops: Counter-evidence against rate normalization in English spontaneous speech. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 7 (1). p. 13. ISSN 1868-6346  (Author accepted manuscript and published version are open access)

Moss-Morris, R and Mercer, Tom and White, C and Thomas, S. and van der Linden, Marietta and Harrison, A and Safari, R and Norton, S (2016) Which exercise or behavioural fatigue interventions are effective for people with multiple sclerosis (MS)? A systematic review with detailed intervention breakdown and meta-analysis. PROSPERO. (Published report is open access)

Mitchell, G. and McCormack, Brendan and McCance, T. (2016) Therapeutic use of dolls for people living with dementia: A critical review of the literature. Dementia, 15 (5). pp. 976-1001. ISSN 1471-3012 (Author accepted manuscript is open access)

Martínez Dominguez, María Teresa and Scandrett, Eurig (2016) The politics of environmental justice: community development in Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazonia. In: Politics, power and community development. Rethinking Community Development . Pluto Press, Bristol, pp. 159-178.  (Author accepted manuscript is open access) 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

eResearch Altmetric top 10 of 2016

Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include, for example, citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter.

Using the Altmetric app that is installed in eResearch, the following list details the papers that have received the most online attention during 2016, with their Altmetric score at time of writing. The list is arranged in chronological order, by date of publication, and includes 6 open access papers.

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Checchi, Francesco and Waldman, Ronald J and Roberts, Leslie F and Ager, Alastair and Asgary, Ramin and Benner, Marie T and Blanchet, Karl and Burnham, Gilbert and d’Harcourt, Emmanuel and Leaning, Jennifer and Massaquoi, Moses B F and Mills, Edward J and Moresky, Rachel T and Patel, Preeti and Roberts, Bayard and Toole, Michael J and Woodruff, Bradley and Zwi, Anthony B (2016) World Health Organization and emergency health: if not now, when? BMJ, 352. i469. ISSN 1756-1833   

Rutherford, Marion and McKenzie, K and Johnson, T and Catchpole, C and OHare, A and McClure, I and Forsyth, Kirsty and McCartney, Deborah and Murray, A (2016) Gender ratio in a clinical population sample, age of diagnosis and duration of assessment in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. ISSN 1362-3613

Rycroft-Malone, Jo and Burton, Christopher R and Wilkinson, Joyce and Harvey, Gill and McCormack, Brendan and Baker, Richard and Dopson, Sue and Graham, Ian D. and Staniszewska, Sophie and Thompson, Carl and Ariss, Steven and Melville-Richards, Lucy and Williams, Lynne (2016) Collective action for implementation: a realist evaluation of organisational collaboration in healthcare. Implementation Science, 11 (1). ISSN 1748-5908 Open Access

Nakai, Satsuki and Beavan, D and Lawson, Eleanor and Leplâtre, G and Scobbie, James M and Stuart-Smith, J (2016) Viewing speech in action: speech articulation videos in the public domain that demonstrate the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. ISSN 1750-1229 (Print), 1750-1237 (Online) Open Access

Phelan, Amanda and McCormack, Brendan (2016) Exploring nursing expertise in residential care for older people: a mixed method study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (10). pp. 2524-2535. ISSN 03092402

Beglopoulos, V. and Tulloch, J. and Roe, A. D. and Daumas, S. and Ferrington, Linda and Watson, R. and Fan, Z. and Hyman, B. T. and Kelly, P. A. T. and Bard, F. and Morris, R. G. M. (2016) Early detection of cryptic memory and glucose uptake deficits in pre-pathological APP mice. Nature Communications, 7. p. 11761. ISSN 2041-1723 Open Access

Woodward, Aniek and Sondorp, Egbert and Witter, Sophie and Martineau, Tim (2016) Health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected states: a research agenda-setting exercise. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14 (1). ISSN 1478-4505 Open Access

Mitchell, G. and McCormack, Brendan and McCance, T. (2016) Therapeutic use of dolls for people living with dementia: A critical review of the literature. Dementia, 15 (5). pp. 976-1001. ISSN 1471-3012 Open Access

Williams, L and Rycroft-Malone, J and Burton, C R and Edwards, S and Fisher, D and Hall, B and McCormack, Brendan and Nutley, S M and Seddon, D and Williams, R (2016) Improving skills and care standards in the support workforce for older people: a realist synthesis of workforce development interventions. BMJ Open, 6 (8). e011964. ISSN 2044-6055 Open Access

Blacklock, Claire and MacPepple, Ekelechi and Kunutsor, Setor and Witter, Sophie (2016) Paying for Performance to Improve the Delivery and Uptake of Family Planning in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Studies in Family Planning, 47 (4). pp. 309-324. ISSN 00393665