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The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of our collections through the Library Catalogue, or learn more about different types of information resources below.
Find out about online and remote access to the Library, as well as on-campus study spaces and services. If you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out how to access the Library here.
For more information see http://clarivate.libguides.com/webofscienceplatform/publons This guide shows how to Use Publons to track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-tomaintain profile. It includes a short video on how to set up and manage your Publons profile and how to import your publications from Web of Science and Orcid.
Register for an ORCID iD and link this to your Publons profile
Scopus uses an algorithm to create an author id and assigns papers automatically to your author id. Check regularly that your publications are captured on Scopus, particularly if you have a name which is common in your research area. See the instructions Working on gaps in author profiles in Scopus below.
The algorithm works by checking name, affiliation and research area but it can and does make mistakes.
Once you have updated your ORCID profile, you then include your ORCID id on future journal submissions and this will keep your publication list updated on Scopus.
Google Scholar citations
Handy tip: Google Scholar will harvest your publications from ARAN
Google Scholar Citations - allows you to create a profile from existing Google Scholar data. It displays your publications and citations, and calculates your h-index and i10-index. You can choose to make your profile public, so that it appears in Google Scholar results when people search for your name. You can also have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself. Limitations include author misidentification and some duplication. Here are instructions on how to:
"Research into fairer and more inclusive measurement of research performance
My own bibliometric research since 2007 has been part of that movement. My latest article in this stream of research provides a longitudinal and cross-disciplinary comparison of the three major databases for citation analysis: Google Scholar, Scopus and the Web of Science. As it was presented at a workshop on research evaluation in Madrid, it comes complete with a set of slides and a youtube video of the presentation.
See slide #5 for a comparison of data-sources across disciplines.
Google Scholar and ARAN
"Note that as a rule, the discoverability and visibility of publications posted on your website is lower than of publications uploaded to an institutional and/or disciplinary repository! Most digital repositories are compliant with technical standards that enable cross-archive searching (Open Archives Initiative’s Protocol for Metadata Harvesting OAIPMH). Thus, research output placed in a repository is far easier to find than through an individual's website. "
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as NUI Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.
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