Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview presents results from the overarching need for researchers to get relevant advice for their scholarly pursuits. This is even more critical in the fast changing environment, where even those who are established scholars find the new scholarly publishing paradigm hectic, and amateurs get easily intimidated.
In the wake of the competitive ranking of universities, there is an added requirement for faculty to be involved with research activities so they can enhance the standing of their parent institutions. That means there is a need to use valid and authentic platforms for publishing. Making reference to already existing texts and answering questions that have been encountered by the author, the book is compiled to make easy, short, and concise reading that is an overview on the tracking of citations.
Besides giving suggestions on how academic librarians can provide support to scholars, it includes the benefit of having librarians who are also scholars.
- Explains the role of the academic library in citation tracking matters
- Presents an explanation of what the academic librarian does in the scholarly publishing arena
- Articulates the role of a research agenda in giving direction to research activities
- Provides reasons to discuss the collaborative nature of library work and other offices of the university that support scholarly productivity