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Publishing Tools


What's Open Access, and why does it matter?


Open Access refers to "the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment" (SPARC).  When share you make your research Open Access, everyone in the world can freely benefit from it (no pesky paywalls)!


The UC System has two OA Policies that cover you if you write scholarly articles while you're employed at UC or a graduate student at UC.  These policies mean that UC has the right to make your research openly available, via eScholarship (more on that below). 

 


What's the best way for me to share my research?


Depending on the journal, your paper may or may not be made Openly Accessible, so you should also put your accepted manuscript into eScholarship.  This is the OA repository and publishing platform for the UC System, where researchers deposit their work in support of the UC System's OA policies.  

 

eScholarship lets you share Books, Journals, Working Papers, Conference Proceedings, etc. It's organized by Campus and then Research Unit. Here's the Paul Merage School of Business page.  

  • If you want to add your research, then UC Publication Management is the engine that powers eScholarship.  Log in to claim publications you've already authored (the system finds them automatically), or upload your research. 

 

 


How do I store and share my research data?


UCI's expert librarians from our Digital Scholarship Services department can help you manage and share your data.  For example, they can guide you through the resources in UC3, i.e. the University of California Curation Center, which helps researchers  manage, preserve, and provide access to their important digital assets. Tools and services include:

  • DMPTool- create and manage data management plans
  • dash-  describe, upload, and share research data
  • EZID- (easy-eye-dee) create and manage unique, persistent identifiers (including DOI's)
  • Merritt- is a repository service to manage, archive, and share valuable digital content

 

 


How do I help people find my research, regardless of what my name is?


First, you'll need to get a bar code tattooed on your neck...( just kidding!)  OK, maybe it is a little bit like that.  If you want people to find your research, even if your name changes or you have a popular name, then you'll need to get a unique identifier for yourself.
 

ORCID
Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.  ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized."
 

Researcher ID
Create a unique identifier that can be linked to your ORCID identifier.  ResearcherID is from Thomson Reuters, which also provides the Web of Science database. WoS is a comprehensive research index, with access to bibliographic and citation information across all academic disciplines.
 

Google Scholar Citations Profile
Provides a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. Authors can make their profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name

 

 


How much impact does my research have?


Impact of an Author's Work Impact of a Journal

Web of Science
WoS allows for finding authors' research articles, tracking their citations, and creating reports.  

It uses citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.  Includes both the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

  • Learn this search!
    (sample search for the number of citations of Jane Goodall's articles, published in one journal)

 

Google Scholar Citations
A publicly available alternative to Web of Science for tracking citations.  There is vigorous debate over whether to use a more traditional citation metric tool like Web of Science vs Google Scholar. When in doubt, get citation data from both resources.  

Journal Citation Reports
A module within the Incites platform that allows for evaluating and comparing journals.

It uses citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.  Includes both the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

There is a 1-year lag.  Each annual release provides the prior year's data.

  • Click here for the journal titles covered in JCR. 

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Access requires an active UCInetID and password.

Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.

 


These resources are not licensed by the UCI Libraries, but librarians occasionally promote them when they are relevant for certain types of research.

Access is available only for Authorized Affiliates, who are also affiliated with the Paul Merage School of Business.

 

The resources are limited to select UCI populations, based on the user’s status, e.g. current UCI Faculty or PhD students. Please refer to the UCI Libraries for access instructions.

Examples for why content may be limited include: a vendor set restrictions on who may access their information; alternatively, information may be sensitive, identifying, or embargoed;

 


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-  Alumni
-  Visitors


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