Ian McCullough

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Rank: Associate Professor of Bibliography
Title: Assistant Dean, Physical Sciences Librarian
Department: Science and Technology Library
Office: ASEC 138
Phone: 330-972-6264
Email: ibm@uakron.edu


Selected Works - bepress: https://works.bepress.com/ian_mccullough/


Published Works:

Academic Librarians and Labor Unions: Attitudes and Experiences
2018

This research project investigates librarians’ attitudes toward unions and collective bargaining through data collected from a nationwide survey of 359 academic librarians in the United States. We found that academic librarians have a generally positive view of unions and collective bargaining agreements, a notable ... Read more »

Faulty science citation examples
2017

These are examples of faulty citation practice I encountered while researching my article on journal usage at the research group level. The original citation is provided along with a note on the problematic aspects of the citation and a correct citation where possible.
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Ada Lovelace Poster Rubric Sheet1.pdf
2017

Rubric for the Ada Lovelace Day Poster Session at the University of Akron.
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Journal usage at department and research group level (postprint)
2016

Journal usage in the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron from 2006-2011 was determined by counting citations within faculty-supervised dissertations and faculty publications. Ranked title lists were created and correlations between journal usage in faculty publications and faculty... Read more »

Shifting Sands - forum notes.pdf
2016

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Journal usage at department and research group level
2016

Journal usage in the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron from 2006 to 2011 was determined by counting citations within faculty-supervised dissertations and faculty publications. Ranked title lists were created and correlations between journal usage in faculty publications and faculty-supervised dissertations were measured using Kendall's rank... Read more »

New Forms of Peer Review - Open Review.docx
2016

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Worksheet for Collection Microclimates poster
2015

How to sheet for the data collection method used in the Collection Microclimates poster
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Collection Microclimates – Citation Study of Journal Usage Differences at Department and Research Group Level
2015

Citations from journal articles and dissertations from the Department of Polymer Science (DPS) at the University of Akron from 2006–2011 were examined and journals ranked in order of usage frequency. Journal usage of dissertations and articles was also ranked within research groups. 85 dissertations and 464 faculty publications that included 378 publications from 16 dissertation... Read more »

Journal Impact Factor - The Worst Metric in Science
2015

Presentation on the origins and proper use of the journal impact factor, followed by a critical look at the deficiencies and misuses of the metric - specifically the use for evaluating individual research output.
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Subjects: Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Geology, Physics, Polymer Engineering & Science