ORCID iDs – ensure you get credit for ALL of your work

ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish you from all other researchers, automatically linking your professional activities.  It only takes 5 minutes to register and record your ORCID.

  • Funding organisations like the U.S. NIH, Wellcome Trust, and Portuguese FCT are requesting ORCID iDs during grant submission.
  • Publishers such as Nature and Elsevier are collecting ORCID iDs during manuscript submission, and your ORCID iD becomes a part of your publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you.
  • Universities and research institutes such as Harvard, Oxford, Michigan, University of Glasgow, University College London and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) encourage ORCID adoption; many are creating ORCID iDs for their faculty, postdocs and graduate students.
  • Professional associations like the Society for Neuroscience and Modern Language Association are incorporating ORCID iDs into membership renewal.

What you should do:

  1. Claim your free ORCID iD at http://orcid.org/register . It only takes two minutes to register. How-to-video
  2. Record your ORCID iD (e.g. 0000-0002-6791-2886) in ABW under the ‘Research Submissions’ tab, this takes 3 minutes.  How-to-video
  3. Use your ORCID wherever you see it:  HR systems, applications for grants, publication submission, Impactstory, Figshare and more. Learn more at http://orcid.org.
  • Put your ORCID in your email signature so you don’t have to remember it or where you put it.
  • Link your ResearcherID and Scopus Author Identifier
  • Import your research outputs and add biographical information using automated import wizards

PG and PhD students, early new researchers and even UG students (if they are conducting work which may be published) are encouraged to register early in their careers to achieve the maximum benefit of this scheme.

Want to know more?  Here are 10 things you should know about ORCID by Impactstory.  If you have any questions about ORCID you can contact Rebecca r.kelleher@swansea.ac.uk , Information Services & Systems.

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Changes to the Research Professional login

You can now login to Research Professional using your normal Swansea University username & password.

To login to Research Professional using your university account:

  1.  Open researchprofessional.com
  2.  Click login at the top right hand side of the screen
  3.  On the next screen select ‘Swansea University’ from the box below the text ‘With your university account
  4.  Click ‘Log in
  5.  Enter your Swansea University username and password on the next screen and click ‘Login

You will now be redirected to the Research Professional web site logged into your Research Professional profile.

If you have any questions about the new login for Research Professional, please contact us on 01792 295695 or by email at iss.css@swansea.ac.uk

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Open Access Tweets

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A summary of our open access week tweets in case you missed them:

Open access will be a requirement of the next REF http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/  

Open access  can be gold or green http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/topics/opentechnologies/openaccess/green-gold.aspx

You can deposit your work in Cronfa, our institutional repository http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/RIS%20and%20Cronfa%20User%20Guide.2014.pdf

Use the Sherpa services to check your publisher’s policy http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/

If you are RCUK funded you can apply for money for article processing charges http://www.swansea.ac.uk/iss/researchsupport/apc/

The Directory of Open Access journals can indicate some free places to publish http://doaj.org/  

Publishing open access can increase citations http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html

The JISC OAPENUK project is looking at options for open access monographs http://oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org/

Open access publication usually involves a creative commons licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Open data is becoming an issue which the university is starting to look at https://collaborate.swan.ac.uk/staff/ISS/rdm/SitePages/Home.aspx

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Uprising: Less prestigious journals publishing greater share of high-impact papers

The journal Science reports on a study carried out by the Google Scholar team. According to this research:

In 1995, only 27% of citations pointed to articles published in nonelite journals. That portion grew to 47% by 2013. And the nonelite journals published an increasing share of the most highly cited papers within each field as well, growing from 14% to 24%.

John Bohanon: Uprising: Less prestigious journal publishing greater share of high-impact papers. (at news.sciencemag.org)

Anurag Acharya et al: Rise of the Rest: The Growing Impact of Non-Elite Journals. (at arxiv.org)

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Peer review: the nuts and bolts

“Using a collection of concerns raised by their peers, the VoYS writing team set off to interview scientists, journal editors, grant bodies’ representatives, patient group workers and journalists in the UK and around the world to find out how peer review works, the challenges for peer review and how to get involved.”

VoYS is the Voice of Young Science, a programme which encourages early career researchers to play an active role in public debates about science. VoYS is funded through donations primarily from professional and learned societies and universities.

Peer Review: the nuts and bolts (PDF)

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Research Councils RCUK Research Outcomes Harmonisation

The Research Councils (RCUK) are now using a single, harmonised system for the collection of information on the outcomes of Research Council funded research throughout the life cycle of a grant and beyond. This system is called Researchfish, which has been used by MRC and STFC for a number of years already. Researchfish is a web-based system intended to be of benefit to researchers, as well as a valuable resource for RCUK . RCUK no longer require final reports on grants and have replaced this approach with collecting outcomes information on an ongoing basis.

More information, including links to tutorial videos and further support, can be found here.

Researchfish website: https://www.researchfish.com/

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Penetrating the grey

Grey literature

There is a lot of useful “grey” literature out there which is not easy to find with standard bibliographic tools – examples might be research reports, doctoral dissertations, conference papers and some official publications. By its nature it is not easy to find but some sources to try are:

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