June 7, 2013, by Graham Kendall

e-StaffProfile: Please Update

A couple of days ago we posted the current state of play with regard to our publications in 2013 (see here).

If you have a paper listed in Web of Knowledge or Scopus, you should also ensure that you update e-StaffProfile. Although we can extract data from Web of Knowledge and Scopus for the MyRA return, e-StaffProfile is also used to update web pages (including your University home page) so it is important to maintain this so that your public profile is as up to date as possible.

If you have publications that are not listed in Web of Knowledge or Socpus then it is even more important that you maintain e-StaffProfile, so that we are able to extract this data for MyRA. Although we don’t need to extract until Jan 2014 (for 2013) we will be doing a test extract in Sep/Oct just to make sure that everything is working.

It also makes sense to maintain e-StaffProfile when you have the opportunity, rather than have to do a big update, against the time pressure of MyRA.

Just for further information, we are currently looking at other aspects of e-StaffProfile so that we can automatically collect other data, rather than asking you to provide it (usually, in a short amount of time) in the new year.

We will provide more details soon, once the Research Support Office and Information Services have made a few updates to the planned system.

You can access e-StaffProfile via ths link. If you have any problems using it, please contact Information Services for help.

Also note, that for journal publications, as well as all the usual information (authors, title, journal, vol., iss. page numbers etc.) it is also important to provide the DOI and the journal ISSN.

These are used to extract the impact factor (ISSN) and citation information (DOI). Although we can access this information, it acts as a sanity check and also provides us with a back up and, when you are inpuuting the data, it is only a small extra step.

The DOI is also used to provide a link to the publication, so is also important for this reason.

The DOI should be in the form 10.1057/jors.2012.37 NOT (for example) DOI:10.1057/jors.2012.37 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2012.37). That is, just supply the DOI number, not a URL or any other decorations.


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