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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim – Altmetric

Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim

Fran Davies, 18th September 2015

Icinghower - Ambassador ProgramAt the end of July this year, Stacy Konkiel, Cat Williams and I launched the Altmetric Ambassadors
program. The aim of the program is to engage members of staff with an
interest in altmetrics across all types of organisation, and give them
the tools and the knowledge to spread the word on altmetrics to their
colleagues. Roughly 200 people have signed up be Ambassadors so far, and
we’re very excited to be working with them all! Each month, we’ll be
releasing an “Ambassador of the month” blog post, in which we’ll
introduce one of the ambassadors and talk about the ways they’ve been
promoting altmetrics and Altmetric at their organisation.
Our Ambassador of the Month for September is Nader Ale Ebrahim, a visiting research fellow with the Centre for Research Services
at the University of Malaya. Nader’s key research interests include
bibliometrics and the ways in which researchers can use online research
tools to promote their work and increase their citation counts. He has
run over 100 workshops for researchers in Malaysia, and is considered an
authority on research promotion practices and metrics tools.
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Nader’s official website
becoming an Altmetric Ambassador, Nader has been actively promoting
altmetrics at his institution, and has run three workshops for
researchers. The first of these took place at the College of Business at
Universiti Utara Malaysia, with the title “Strategies to Increase
Citation Counts”. The second took place at the University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur campus. This workshop focused on ways for researchers to
create and maintain effective academic profiles, and included a series
of talks on strategies for improving research visibility, reporting on
research impact, and driving citations. Nader gave his most recent
presentation just last week, at Universiti Utara Malaysia. In the images
below, you can see him introducing the Altmetric top 100 data for 2014, as a way of demonstrating how altmetrics can illustrate public engagement with research.
presentations have allowed Nader to engage with the researcher
community in Malaysia, and increase awareness of altmetrics and
Altmetric data. The talks have also given the attendees the opportunity
to meet and learn like-minded researchers, and share their thoughts and
experiences with regard to the fast-moving world of online research
Nader and colleagues at his most recent workshop

the last few years, research assessment bodies and major funders have
increased their requirements for HEIs and researchers to report on the “broader impacts”
of their work, meaning academics and research officers are under
increasing pressure to acclimatise to these new requirements and make
use of the tools available to see who is mentioning research, and what
they’ve been saying.

Nader Discussing Altmetric data at his most recent workshop
Nader Discussing Altmetric data at his most recent workshop
is why we’re really pleased that the Altmetric Ambassadors program has
attracted researchers like Nader who have a genuine interest in helping
other academics make use of the tools available, enabling them to view
the impact their research has had. We feel he epitomises the value of
having on-campus advocates for altmetrics. It’s also great that he is
able to contextualise Altmetric, and present Altmetric data as being
part of a whole suite of research management tools that can help
researchers view, monitor and drive the impact of their publications.

hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, and hopefully learning a little
more about the Ambassadors scheme in the process! Next month, our
research metrics consultant Stacy Konkiel will be writing up a post on
one of our librarian ambassadors, so stay tuned! If you’d like to apply
for the Ambassador, please visit this page to find out more!

You can also follow #altambs to Twitter for updates on all things Ambassador-related, and find more information about Altmetric services for researchers here. Thanks for reading!

8 Responses to “Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim”

InvestigaUNED (@InvestigaUNED)
September 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September
Jean Peccoud (@peccoud)
September 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
[@altmetric blog] Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September
September 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
Nader Ale Ebrahim selected as Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September |
dominique chalono (@domchalono)
September 20, 2015 at 12:00 am
Ambassador of the Month – September: At the end of July this year,
Stacy Konkiel, Cat Wil... #altmetric
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fellow ambassadors of the month Nader Ale Ibrahim and Colleen Willis,
Elisabeth is clearly someone with a genuine interest in altmetrics, who
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Nader Ale Ebrahim (@aleebrahim)
January 4, 2016 at 12:00 am
@aleebrahim, our @altmetric ambassador of the month! He's been busy
runnning some great #altmetrics workshops:

Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim – Altmetric

Scopus - Document details

Volume 27, Issue 4, 11 March 2016, Pages 280-298

ICT-based solution approach for collaborative delivery of customised products  (Article)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering, INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, INESC, Porto, Portugal


Growing interest on
business collaboration motivates todays industries, especially small and
medium enterprises (SMEs) to establish and manage dynamic and
non-hierarchical business networks to respond to market opportunities
with added business benefits. This business environment requires
concurrent work and real-time information sharing between key business
partners in order to design and develop customised products. The use of
traditional communication media such as e-mail, phone and fax is not
satisfactory to get real-time information and is time-consuming and most
often ineffective. In such environments, an Information and
Communication Technology (ICT)/Web-based technology supports real-time
information sharing among networked SMEs for the collaborative design
and manufacturing of customised products. This study proposes an
innovative ICT platform supporting SMEs collaboration, through Web and
the Internet of Things technologies, which follows the Net-Challenge
conceptual approach and methodological guidelines for SMEs to form and
operate virtual organisations for the collaborative development and
delivery of customised products. The ICT Platform was assessed in three
different industry domains, namely the textile and apparel, the footwear
and the machine tools, respectively. This ICT solution promotes
collaboration, with substantial advantages for SMEs including the
reduction of costs and delivery time and improvement of the innovation
potential. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.

Author keywords

Collaborative business network; event
management; ICT; Internet of things; operational monitoring; production
planning; SMEs; virtual organisation (VO)

Indexed keywords

Engineering controlled terms: Information analysis;
Information dissemination; Internet; Internet of things; Machine tools;
Production control; Shoe manufacture; Textile industry
Business networks; Event management; ICT; Operational monitoring; Production Planning; SMEs; Virtual organisations
Engineering main heading: Product design

ISSN: 09537287

Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2015.1123322
Document Type: Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.

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Team Member’s Centrality, Cohesion, Conflict, and Performance in Multi-University Geographically Distributed Project Teams


Team Member’s Centrality, Cohesion, Conflict, and Performance in Multi-University Geographically Distributed Project Teams

  1. Alex M. Susskind1
  2. Peggy R. Odom-Reed1
  1. 1The School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  1. Alex M. Susskind, The School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, 350 Statler Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. Email:


This study examined team processes and
outcomes among 12 multi-university distributed project teams from 11
universities during
its early and late development stages over a
14-month project period. A longitudinal model of team interaction is
and tested at the individual level to consider the
extent to which both formal and informal network connections—measured as
degree centrality—relate to changes in team
members’ individual perceptions of cohesion and conflict in their teams,
and their
individual performance as a team member over time.
The study showed a negative network centrality-cohesion relationship
significant temporal patterns, indicating that as
team members perceive less degree centrality in distributed project
they report more team cohesion during the last four
months of the project. We also found that changes in team cohesion from
the first three months (i.e., early development
stage) to the last four months (i.e., late development stage) of the
relate positively to changes in team member
performance. Although degree centrality did not relate significantly to
in team conflict over time, a strong inverse
relationship was found between changes in team conflict and cohesion,
that team conflict emphasizes a different but
related aspect of how individuals view their experience with the team
Changes in team conflict, however, did not relate
to changes in team member performance. Ultimately, we showed that
who are less central in the network and report
higher levels of team cohesion, performed better in distributed teams

Team Member’s Centrality, Cohesion, Conflict, and Performance in Multi-University Geographically Distributed Project Teams

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Scopus - Document details

1 January 2015, Pages 680-705

The successful facilitation of virtual team meetings
  (Book Chapter)

Clemson University, United States


Virtual teams, whose
members may be freaged in interdependent tasks while geographically
dispersed, are highly prevalent workgroups within organizations today.
Because these global virtual teams must rely on technology to fulfill
team goals across time and space, they may warrant unique meeting styles
and structure. This chapter reviews the literature on virtual team
meetings, providing evidence regarding the factors that may aid in the
facilitation of such meetings based on existing research, and offers
practitioners and professionals guidelines for successfully facilitating
virtual team meetings. Drawing on previous meeting and global virtual
team research, we make the following recommendations: Select a
facilitator, select appropriate information and communication
technology, set meeting norms, set and reinforce team roles, acknowledge
time zone and cultural differences, and follow up with action items. ©
Cambridge University Press 2015.

Author keywords

Global virtual teams; Meeting facilitation; Meeting inputs; Virtual meetings; Virtual teamwork

ISBN: 978-110758973-5;978-110706718-9
Source Type: Book
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107589735.029
Document Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Friendly Reminder: Session 15 (Journal selection procedure: Select the best journal to ensure the highest citation)


Dear all,

This is a friendly reminder for the 15th
session of Strategies to Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations
workshop as follows:

Journal selection
procedure: Select the best journal to ensure the highest citation

  Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Session:     15
Date:           27th
January 2016 (Wednesday)
Time:           2.00 pm -
4.30 pm
Venue:        Computer
Lab, Level 2, IPPP

Please be informed that due to the limitation of the
computers in the lab, participants are encouraged to bring your own
If you are unable to attend the session, kindly inform us
through email beforehand.


The venue for the workshop is at Computer Lab,
Level 2, Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (IPPP), Kompleks
Pengurusan Penyelidikan & Inovasi.
The IPPP building is the white building next to
IGS/IPS building and in front of the 12th college.

Kindly contact 7812/ 7355/ 6289 if you have a problem finding
the venue.

Thank you.


Research Support Unit

Formerly known as Scholarly Publication Support Unit (SchoPuS)
Centre for Research Services

Level 2, Research Management & Innovation Complex

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur


Tel     :  603-7967 7812 / 7355

Fax    :  603-7967 7354

Email :

Author Page for Nader Ale Ebrahim :: SSRN