In the current ecosystem of academic publishing, research outputs make a long journey from the desks of researchers to research platforms. Once a preprint has been turned into a published paper, authors have almost no influence on metadata tagging, or whether their articles got indexed in a whole world of databases and research platforms. If you have ever come across a ‘ghost profile’ of yourself on the Web, this is where it came from.
With MyScienceOpen, our vision was to create a holistic platform where researchers can flexibly interact with their research outputs, and control the content themselves. In addition to our range of visibility enhancement services and impact monitoring tools, it remains crucial to enable authors to freely manage their articles on our platform and add new content easily and in a 100% legal way.
Flexible interaction with content from publishers
As a result, we are excited to announce our new article integration feature. This is the first time that a major research networking platform facilitates interaction with content from publishers, as opposed to manually uploaded records from individual authors.
In a time where we are all over-worked, it is crucial not to add to researcher fatigue. This is why we leverage ORCID for seamless and efficient integration of your research outputs into ScienceOpen.
Here, we will briefly guide you through our new content management features and share some tips and tricks to make the most out of them. Ready?
How to add your content to ScienceOpen and manage your publications
At the moment, you can add content to your ScienceOpen profile from two sources: from ORCID or form our existing corpus of 32 million article records. In addition, collection editors are also welcome to submit DOI lists, and BibTex or RefWorks files to us, and let us work our magic behind the scenes to integrate these into our database or your profile.
- Via ORCID
ORCID integration on ScienceOpen has never been easier. Your ScienceOpen profile and list of publications can be updated directly using your ORCID profile, providing effortless integration of the two.
This means that there’s no journal policy checking, no manual uploading, and no takedown notices, as the whole thing is based directly on your publication record itself.
The new ORCID integration button on your profile page takes you to your Dashboard where you can import articles from your ORCID account with one click. After clicking on Refresh from ORCID, your ORCID records will be automatically imported to ScienceOpen. If needed, you can update ORCID permissions or edit your ORCID profile.
- Claim authorship feature
Another option for adding content to your ScienceOpen profile is claiming authorship of articles from our research corpus. It’s simple: select the Get more content menu on your dashboard (or just click on the Get more content button on your profile). Here the Claim your articles option shows how many potentially matching articles are found for you to claim. In case of finding this result list too long, the multi-layered searching and filtering tools available on all our search pages will help you to filter the needles from the haystack.
In addition to the Claim authorship button, a Mark as not mine button is also available on each article record waiting for your confirmation of authorship. A click to this will ensure that the record in question will never appear again on your list. By doing so, you can help us to improve our database.
By claiming your articles, each record will become displayed among your publications. On the top of this, the claimed record will also be linked back into your ORCID profile via real-time synchronization.
As a result, a reciprocal ORCID-ScienceOpen integration comes full circle.
To make the most of this feature, we share some tips & tricks in our brand new FAQ page.
3 main benefits of reciprocal ScienceOpen-ORCID integration
Joining to ORCID’s Collect & Connect initiative, our aim was to contribute to a more verified and transparent ecosystem of academic communication. By leveraging the power of reciprocal ScienceOpen-ORCID integration, we make sure that your research on ScienceOpen:
- Is assigned to the right person
As a persistent identifier, your ORCID ID distinguishes you from other authors with similar names. Linking back your article records available on our platform to your ORCID account helps us recognize the researcher behind the article record and hence disambiguate any conflicts in authorship and metadata.
- Retains complete control by its author(s) in terms of visibility and metadata
Having your articles integrated to your ORCID profile allows you to edit your research metadata (e.g., to add additional information such as DOIs to your article records or to modify the list of order of authors on the article record). Furthermore, you can also list manuscripts and preprints to your ORCID account to make your research visible from its inception. This visibility however can be shaped and controlled by the privacy settings on the information in your record.
- Is easily connectable and has cross-platform compatibility
Being listed in your ORCID profile, article records can be linked to multiple platforms though ORCID bringing about better connectivity to your research. Having therefore just one highly-integrated and detailed profile like ORCID, you can save time from manually maintaining all the different platforms.
MyScienceOpen is your ScienceOpen
When your content is complete on ScienceOpen, we will display your research in context:
- Dynamic views of readership and Altmetrics through time
- Total citations of your work, and links to all articles
- Articles you have referenced available on ScienceOpen
- Similar authors and research articles you might not be aware of
- Have any collection Editors singled out your work?
It’s your turn now to play around with our new article management and integration features and tell us how you like them. As a next step in boosting your research impact, make use of our brand new enhance visibility tools and add non-specialist summaries, images, keywords or discipline tags to your article records. Enjoy! 🙂