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Online resources

Completion of MRE online resources counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

Introduction to Citation Analysis

You've spent a lot of time on making sure your research is cutting edge and packed full of insight and new discoveries; now you want to get an impression of the influence it's having.

This online module provides an introduction to Citation Analysis. It starts by looking at what a citation is, and explains why it's not always true that the more citations a publication receives, the more influential it is.

You’ll see how average levels of citation are different in different academic disciplines, and how percentiles can be used to assess the citation impact of a publication.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Editing a journal

Being a journal editor can be hard work, enjoyable, frustrating, fascinating, aggravating and enlightening - frequently all at the same time.

This resource will give you an overview of the role of an editor. It will highlight the benefits of being an editor, how the role fits into the journal publishing process, and some of the challenges and decisions you will face in your work as an editor.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Peer review

Peer review is one of the cornerstones of scholarly publishing. It is a system for evaluating the quality, relevance and validity of research. Reviews should provide constructive criticism for authors to help them improve their work, as well as helping editors assess a paper’s suitability for publication.

This resource will focus on peer review and journals, and will introduce you to the principles of peer review and different practices employed by journals. It will provide you with useful tips and guidance on how to write an effective review for both the author and the journal editor.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Research Data Management

Research data management (RDM) is fundamental to all stages of the research process and should be established at the outset to safeguard good research practice.

This resource will explore the responsibilities of individual researchers and institutions in ensuring research data are managed, stored and shared appropriate and in accordance with University and funder policies and all relevant legal, ethical and other requirements.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

How to get published in academic journals

There are many reasons to write up your research and disseminate it to the scholarly community and the wider public. This resource focuses on journal publications, providing tips on how to get your articles accepted, and highlighting what to expect during the editorial process.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Research Data Explained

All research relies on data to support arguments and prove hypotheses, so managing your research data effectively is crucial.

This resource introduces you to what research data is, how it is defined, and how it differs from other types of information.

 After completion you will:

  • Understand the characteristics of data in various disciplines
  • Be able to distinguish between different types of research data
  • Recognise the importance of managing research data
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial