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Measuring the Performance of the Engineering Design Graphics Journal

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Assessment in Engineering Graphics

Tagged Division

Engineering Design Graphics

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22.1055.1 - 22.1055.11



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Robert A. Chin East Carolina University

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Robert A. “Bob” Chin is a full professor in the Department of Technology Systems, East Carolina University, where he has taught since 1986. He is the current Director of Publications for the Engineering Design Graphics Division and Editor for the Engineering Design Graphics Journal. Chin has served as the Engineering Design Graphics Division's annual and mid-year conference program chair and he has served as a review board member for several journals including the EDGJ. He has been a program chair for the Southeastern Section and has served as the Engineering Design Graphics Division's vice-chair and chair and as the Instructional Unit's secretary, vice-chair, and chair.

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Measuring the Performance of the Engineering Design Graphics JournalAbstractThe Engineering Design Graphics Journal recently transitioned from being a print-only journalto being an online-only journal aided by Open Journal Systems. Developed and administered bythe Public Knowledge Project, Open Journal Systems is an integrated open source journalmanagement and publishing system that facilitates the publication of over 2000 journals. AmongOpen Journal Systems’ numerous features are the following: Open Journal Systems is installedlocally and locally controlled; editors can configure requirements, sections, review process, etc;submission and management of all content is accomplished online; a subscription module isavailable with delayed open access options; comprehensive indexing of a journal’s content ispart of a global system; reading tools for content is based on the discipline and editors' choice;email notification and commenting ability are available for readers; and complete context-sensitive online Help support is available. While the continued success of any journal intransition includes ensuring that authors can continue negotiating the submission, editorial, andpublication process; reviewers can continue evaluating manuscripts; and editors can continueworking with authors and reviewers with relative ease; sustaining a journal’s performance canonly be achieve by the editorial staff with the aid of data and the use of the that data to ascertainits performance. OJS itself, indexing services, and Google Analytics are among the sources ofdata that can be used to ascertain an online journal’s performance. The data can be used tomeasure the journal’s current performance, an editorial staff can intervene with improvementstrategies, and the data can be used to ascertain the extent of success of intervention strategies.The ultimate goal of this study was to improve the Engineering Design Graphics Journal’sperformance.

Chin, R. A. (2011, June), Measuring the Performance of the Engineering Design Graphics Journal Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18336

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