Friday, 31 March 2017

Researcher visibility - Research impact and visibility - Oppaat at University of Tampere


Researcher identification

Researcher identification

During the research process, the information of individual
researchers and organizations is registered into various data systems
(HR systems, funders's systems, project management systems, publishers,
research information systems, publication registers and archives,
international publication archives, patent databases and partner
customership systems). Various scientific societies and communities also
handle information about researchers and organizations.

Figure & text: TUT Library

ORCID researcher iD

ORCID logo     Open Researcher and Contributor ID

The international ORCID identifier will provide you with a permanent
and unique digital identifier. It is a series of numbers that will
distinguish you from other researchers. There are currently 2.9 million
ORCID identifiers in use across the globe.

Thirteen Finnish research organisations and CSC – IT Center for
Science have joined the national ORCID consortium whose first membership
term begun on 1 June 2016. The Ministry of Education and Culture has
commissioned CSC to act as Consortium Leader.

ORCID researcher iD

  • enables identifying researchers across organisations
  • can also be linked to other types of researcher IDs. When this
    feature is activated in the ORCID service, information about an author’s
    publications will be automatically transferred from reference databases
    (Web of Science, Scopus) to their ORCID profile.
  • enables searching publications in Web of Science and Scopus

Publisher based researcher identifiers and ISNI

The publisher based researcher identifiers make it easy to
extract publications by an author from the database in question.
Unfortunately, these identifiers only work in one database, so the
researcher needs multiple identifiers.


  • ResearcherID is integrated with Web of Science, making it is easy
    to add publications to your own researcher account. You can create the
    identifier yourself in the Web of Science -database or at
  • You need to link your new Web of Science articles to your researcher account by choosing "Save to ResearcherID".
  • Your ORCID account can be associated with your ResearcherID and data can be exchanged between these two.
Scopus Author ID

  • The Scopus author identifier distinguishes you from other authors
    by assigning you a unique number and then grouping all your documents
  • However, if your name has appeared in various ways during your
    authoring career or you have changed affiliations at any point, your
    publications may be spread over a number of different author profiles.
  • The easiest way to manage your profile is through the Scopus to ORCID wizard:
  • Further details: Manage my Author Profile
ISNI - International Standard Name Identifier

ISNI, based on the ISO 27729 standard, is a system for unambiguously
identifying people or organizations owning scientific or creative works
or opuses.

Google Scholar author profile

Researchers can create a Google account and collect all their articles found in Google Scholar to "My Citations page".

Google Scholar profile

  • public or private
  • a list of researchers´s own publications
  • statistics of citations received by the publications and tracking of citations
  • H-index of all the publications and five-year h-index
  • i10-index, i.e. the number of publications with over 10 citations
  • when searching by author in Google Scholar the public profile will be at the top of the search results and displayed as a link
Researcher visibility - Research impact and visibility - Oppaat at University of Tampere

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Improve Research Visibility and Impact by Contributing to Wikipedia

Improve Research Visibility and Impact by Contributing to Wikipedia

Improve Research Visibility and Impact by Contributing to Wikipedia

byNader Ale Ebrahim
is a tool for collaboration, information sharing and knowledge/content
management which anyone can edit. Wikipedia is widely used by students
during the research process. So, due to Wikipedia popularity,
contributing to Wikipedia website is one way of increasing citation
score. In this workshop, I try to answer “Does including your papers as
citations on Wikipedia increase the number of academic citations you
get?” if yes, how?.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Geek to Live: How to contribute to Wikipedia


Geek to Live: How to contribute to Wikipedia

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

by Gina Trapani

Last month I was surfing the collaboratively-edited free encyclopedia Wikipedia,
as I'm wont to do, and I came across a typo. I've always been only a
Wikipedia reader, never a Wikipedia editor. Over the years, Wikipedia
has greatly benefitted me with scads of information about every topic
under the sun. However, the prospect of editing the thing seemed scary
and mysterious - I mean, who are these people anyway? How does one
become an encyclopedia editor? - but there it was, a big honkin' typo
staring at me. I was suddenly seized by the responsibility - obligation,
really - to fix it. So I took the plunge and hit that edit button.

began my love affair with editing Wikipedia. It turns out editing an
article isn't scary at all. It's easy, surprisingly satisfying and can
become obsessively addictive. If you've always wondered who edits
Wikipedia and how it's done, you're in the right place. Today we'll go
over how to contribute to Wikipedia and give back to the community which
offers so much by way of free information.

The Basics

Wikipedia is an editable web site powered by a free software called MediaWiki.
MediaWiki (which is an amazing package for personal wiki installations,
by the way) allows anyone to edit any page within the wiki. To edit a
page, you simply click on the edit button at the top of a page, here:

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The text of the page will be displayed inside an editable textarea.
You'll see some square brackets and other formatting markup; we'll go
over that in a minute. For a simple typo, you can just change the word
that's misspelled. To preview your changes without saving them, you can
hit the "Show Preview" button. (I highly recommend doing this first,
even for a little typo correction.) When you're satisfied with your
changes, press the "Save this Page" button. Your changes will appear

Before you hit the Save button for the first time, enter a line
summarizing it. Are you deleting spam? Linking text that should've been
linked but wasn't? Adding a section? Say so in the Summary field.

Also know that it's good practice to check off the "minor edit" button for, um, minor edits.
A typo or formatting correction or rearranging of existing text all
qualify as minor edits. (Note: you must be logged in to see the minor
edit checkbox. See the "Your Wikipedia user page" section for more

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Once you save the page, your change will be noted in Wikipedia's Recent Changes
which lists the thousands of Wikipedia edits that happen per hour.
Also, the change will be listed in the History section of that
particular page. Any revisions can be rolled back and diff'ed against
other versions of a page. That's the beauty of Wikipedia: anything can
be done and undone and corrected and added to realtime, and there are
full logs of all of the activity, time-stamped and available for
everyone to view and review. Don't think your change will go unnoticed,
because it won't. The place is crawliing with readers and writers and
your change will be swept away immediately if it's not correct or legit.

The rate of content change on Wikipedia is astounding, almost
real-time as news breaks. For example, earlier this week, when WNBA star
Sheryl Swoopes publicly acknowledged she's in a same-sex relationship
with her former assistant coach, I headed over to Swoopes' Wikipedia entry
to add that notable information about her, only to find it had already
been added. Some opinionated and homophobic commentary had also already
been added and deleted. This was literally an hour or so after the story
broke. Wikipedians are quick on the draw. Check out the change history on Swoopes' Wikipedia page here to see the activity.

To read more about editing a page, see Wikipedia's How to edit a page entry. Then, to give it a try yourself, head over to the Sandbox. This is a special page set up for new Wikipedia editors who want to practice - but not on a real article.

Formatting and linking conventions

and formatting within an article is acheived using special Wikipedia
markup. For example, a section header is denoted with equal signs, like

== Section Header Name ==

A subsection is:

=== Subsection Name ===

An external URL like this - Lifehacker - would be achieved like this:

[ Lifehacker]

You'll notice that external links off Wikipedia are followed by a little arrow, like this:

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Links to internal Wikipedia entries - like the Shery Swoopes page - would be achieved like this:

[[Sheryl Swoopes]]

MediaWiki's User Guide offers a full reference for MediaWiki markup on the Help:Editing page.

Just the facts, ma'am

Wikipedia isn't a place for opinions, judgements, self-promotion, spam, rumors or speculation. Wikipedia instructs:

use a neutral point of view, as Wikipedia is not a place to promote
points of view. Write as if the information is a non-judgmental news

Cite your sources so others can check and extend your work.
Most Wikipedia articles currently lack good references, and this
contributes to Wikipedia's single greatest criticism

that it is not a reliable source. Please help by researching online and
print resources to find references for the article you are working on,
then cite them in proper form, and consider in-text citation for
contentious facts.
At first writing like a reporter
may feel awkward to non-journalists, but presenting cited facts and not
opinion is core to making Wikipedia a legitimate source. Unfounded
opinion or subjective observations in an entry will be deleted. See the Guide to writing better articles at Wikipedia for tips and advice for improving a Wikipedia article.

Your Wikipedia user page

you get started editing Wikipedia, consider creating a Wikipedia user
account. A user account is your community identity, which will be listed
next to your changes, and in turn will list all the edits you've made
throughout the site in one place.

Additionally, logged in users have access to advanced preferences and
editing options. While anonymous changes are welcome, in general, you
and your changes will be recognized within the Wikipedia community only
if you have a user account. A history of worthy edits will build your
reputation as a Wikipedian. See more about user accounts at the Why create an account? page.

My Wikipedia user page reveals that the few changes I've made over time span topics from 1970s films to Brooklyn parks and schools to WNBA players' personal lives.

Everyone's an expert on something; Wikipedia aggregates that expertise and makes it available to everyone.

Be bold but not reckless

Wikipedia's advice to editors is be bold but don't be reckless. (Pretty good life advice, as well.) The introduction to Wikipedia page says it best:

Don't be afraid to edit pages on Wikipedia

anyone can edit, and we encourage users to be bold...but don't be
reckless! Find something that can be improved, either in content,
grammar or formatting, then fix it. Worried about breaking Wikipedia?
Don't be: it can always be fixed or improved later. So go ahead, edit an
article and help make Wikipedia the best source of information

on the Internet!
So poke around and be bold, but not
reckless. You never know what stray facts you may have rattling around
in your head that might benefit everyone in a Wikipedia article.

Where help is needed

Wikipedians organize around specific efforts to improve the content of the site, like Project Punctuation and Too-short pages. Also, lists of the most wanted but not yet created articles
is available for those of you who want to start your own entries.
Explore and find the areas where help is needed the most. Then pitch in
where you can.

If all this linkage is overwhelming, then simply start here at the Wikipedia Tutorial, a step-by-step guide to editing, formatting, registration and other wiki functionality.

Welcome to the world of contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing!

Gina Trapani is the editor of Lifehacker. Her special feature Geek to Live appears every Wednesday and Friday on Lifehacker.

Geek to Live: How to contribute to Wikipedia

Impact of Wikipedia on citation trends


Impact of Wikipedia on citation trends

ArticleinEXCLI Journal 12:15-19 · January 2013
DOI: 10.17877/DE290R-14943
has been suggested that the "visibility" of an article influences its
citation count. More specifically, it is believed that the social media
can influence article citations.Here we tested the hypothesis that
inclusion of scholarly references in Wikipedia affects the citation
trends. To
perform this analysis, we introduced a citation “propensity” measure,
which is inspired by the concept of amino acid propensity for protein
secondary structures. We show that although citation counts generally
increase during time, the citation "propensity" does not increase after
inclusion of a reference in Wikipedia.

Impact of Wikipedia on citation trends

How Wikipedia Citations Help SEO & Rankings | seoWorks™


How Can Wikipedia Help with SEO?

Wikipedia part of your digital marketing strategy for SEO? If you’re
working on a national brand, or an industry leading, expert
organisation, it should be part of your plan.

Wikipedia features a
Domain Authority of 100; however, all of its links are NoFollow. How
can this possibly help your company’s search visibility? Because in
spite of the common wisdom, some NoFollow links are worth it.



dominates organic search results, but its outbound links are all
NoFollow. Does Google pay attention to NoFollow links? Maybe. The NoFollow article on Wikipedia
itself cites SEO experiments that tested the impact of NoFollow links
on visibility with conflicting results. SEO gurus follow one of two
schools of thought: 1) NoFollow means that there’s no benefit from the
link or 2) Google’s statement about NoFollow indicates it does sometimes
follow these links (because of its “in general” semantic qualifier).


With this in mind, is it worth paying attention to Wikipedia for SEO? Definitely!

Nicole Kohler on discusses the merits of NoFollow links in her article “The Hidden Power of NoFollow Links.” (see Additional Reading articles, below).

Nate Shivar in “How to Use Wikipedia for SEO & Content Marketing” points out that even if the Google NoFollow  in fact not followed, there are many benefits to including Wikipedia in your SEO packages.

spite of NoFollow, Wikipedia likely contributes to a higher position in
Google’s SERP, and varied SEO authorities have reported a positive

The anecdotal evidence consistently reports that SEO rank
improves with links from Wikipedia. We’ve found that links in Wikipedia
do enhance SERP position. An article has more impact than a link, but is
naturally much more difficult and time-consuming to obtain. Wikipedia
is especially worth pursuing if you have a significant client
that has been featured in newspapers, radio, or television, as this
provides an easy hook for citations.

A significant SEO
accomplishment is getting your information featured in a Google
knowledge graph. A large percentage of Google knowledge graphs comes
from Wikipedia entries. Alex Butzbach in “6 Ways to Get Content into Google’s Knowledge Graph
asks the intriguing question “Do Wikipedia pages figure prominently in
Knowledge Graph results because they’re often top-ranking entries? Or
are they top-ranking entries because they figure prominently in the
Knowledge Graph?”


Here, you can see how many top SEO companies
want to provide the definitive answer to “What is SEO?” but Google’s
Knowledge Graph entry is purely Wikipedia. Getting your company to
feature in a Knowledge Graph is a clear win for promoting your brand.

Becoming a Wikipedia Editor

get started you will need to create an account. As a best practice, use
an email address that is personal and not associated with a particular
company. Being a Wikipedia editor is valuable, and should be a part of
your personal identity, not left behind when you change companies. Use
your real information—treat your reputation on Wikipedia as an extension
of your professional reputation. This will help keep you in-line with
the site’s standards of conduct.

Read over their policies and guidelines. Note:
They’re expressly against people 1) making pages about themselves or
their companies, 2) making pages because they’re paid to do so. This is
problematic for anyone working in the field of SEO. To succeed with
Wikipedia, you have to set aside most customary link-building tactics.
The priority here is not getting links for your client, but adding value
to Wikipedia. Sometimes the two coincide.

While it’s not part of
their express policy, new editors seem to receive a higher degree of
scrutiny. Major changes to an article get looked at more than minor

  1. Pick an area you’re passionate about and about which you know a lot: Gaming, dog breeds, SEO, cars, whatever.
  2. Read the articles on your subject. Because you’ve expertise in the area, this should be pleasurable and quick to do.
  3. Find an article that’s missing an important recent announcement or that has an express “need” from the editors on the top.
  4. Make
    a genuine contribution to the article, however small. You may be able
    to add more information and a good citation to an external reference, or
    you may find that two Wikipedia articles are closely related and one
    should link to the other.
Get used to Wikipedia, its norms,
and expectations. Build credibility as a contributor and editor. Add
things that are new and current.

“Write what you know.”—Mark Twain

proves exceptionally true when starting off as a Wikipedia editor. For
example, Merlin lives in Seattle and heard an NPR segment on the Seattle
International Film Festival’s (SIFF) controversial premier this year of
Woody Allen’s latest film. She’s interested in cinema, so she looked up
the Wikipedia page on SIFF, saw that no one had yet added the 2016
premier film and made that a contribution. (She don’t have any
professional connection to SIFF, Woody Allen, or the movie.) This makes
for a very solid addition to Wikipedia.


Strongly Recommend: Write your text in Word, make sure it is edited and perfect before adding it to a Wikipedia page.

mark-up language is a bit awkward, but practice with the two different
Wikipedia editing tools should quickly enable anyone familiar with html,
CSS, and similar should be able to master the system quickly.

that you’ve established a bit of credibility and gained a bit of
experience with Wikipedia, start thinking about what’s a solid fit for
one of your clients. Any special feature likely has an article on
Wikipedia. Revolving restaurant? Odd location? The mind-set here is not
to place your client in a premium location, it’s to place a reference in
a place that’s an excellent fit and adds to the knowledge base of the

  1. First, you’ll want to check to see if your client is
    mentioned in an article already, just using the search function. You may
    be able to provide a link to the official site. Ditto for the CEO and
    other authoritative figures in the company.
  2. Second, see if your client’s parent company or partners have articles. It’s likely you’ll have something relevant to contribute.
  3. Third, check for information on your industry. The broader the topic, though, the better the references you need for inclusion.
  4. Fourth,
    starting now, keep a “clippings” file. Keep track of every
    newspaper/magazine/website reference to your client. When you have some
    free time, try to find additional references. The emphasis here is not
    on link you may have built, but links (or citations in text-based
    sources) that are newsworthy. Ask your client for any of these
    references, including awards, they may have had over the years. A
    surprising amount of businesses don’t keep track of them. They’ll be
    very impressed that you do. Note: Wikipedia wants authoritative, external-to-top, impartial sources. Better to have a cite to an article in the New York Times that mentions a hotel was built in 1954 than to have a link from that hotel’s website. Varied sources are also key.
  5. Fifth,
    Wikipedia loves cross-references in articles to other Wikipedia
    articles. Be sure to fully-enhance your article with links to the city,
    state, industry and other relevant Wiki articles.

Your Wikipedia Contributions

Strive to make your entries and references for you clients indistinguishable from your personal and hobby contributions.


clients may have particular ways of presenting their brand information
and strict instructions about how they appear in text. These rules suit
house style guides; your initial edits may follow them perfectly. To
adapt Helmuth von Moltke’s famous quote: “No text survives contact with
the editors unscathed.”

Wikipedia is dynamic. The article you’ve edited or created will change.

New Entries

a new entry can seem an easy thing. You work with an international
company, you see that several of their locations have short, individual
entries with very little citation. You create one that’s very similar:
short and with just the link to the location website.




standards have gotten higher over the years. What used to be a passable
article with minimal information is no longer adequate.

optimise the chances that your article will be accepted: Have at least 3
impartial, third-party references, cross-connect to at least 3 current
Wikipedia articles, link to the Official Site, and include a
good-quality (doesn’t have to be professional-quality) picture that
hasn’t been published elsewhere and can become part of the Wiki Commons.


enhance articles, but there are a number of rules: You have to have
full rights to them. They can’t be from a commercial website. They
automatically become part of the Wiki Commons, so you’re offering to
share and give up ownership. Loading pictures is very slow. In my
experience, it may time out before finished, even with lower-res
pictures. Strongly Recommend: Do everything else to the article first. Make sure it’s saved. Wait a few minutes, then try to add whatever image(s). Suggestion: Don’t waste your time with images from your clients’ websites. Ask for candid, ad-hoc pictures from folks in the area.

Final Words

can seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth it. You may be surprised at
how enjoyable it is and how much it will impact your position in the
SERP. Get started!

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”—Wayne Gretzky

Wikipedia Resources

Additional Reading

“How to Use Wikipedia for SEO & Content Marketing” by Nate Shivar

“Wikipedia SEO Strategies: Why WikiPedia Rank Higher in Google” by Sujith

“How Do I Use Wikipedia for SEO Purposes?” by Jon Cooper

“The Art of SEO for Wikipedia & 16 Tips to Gain Respect” by Stephan Spencer

“21 Actionable SEO Techniques You Can Use Right Now (Updated)” by Brian Dean

“The Hidden Power of NoFollow Links” by Nicole Kohler

“The NoFollow Tag is a Lot Like a Drunken Boss” by Jason Lancaster

“6 Ways to Get Content into Google’s Knowledge Graph” by Alex Butzbach
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Make your research more visible - Wiki


Make your research more visible

University Library can give you advice and guidance on how you as a
researcher can make your scientific publications more visible and
hopefully be more frequently cited.

Norsk versjon - Bli synlig som NTNU-forsker

Library services for students | Library services for employees

article isn't about scientific writing, but rather about what you
should think about when you choose where to publish manuscripts and what
happens after publication. 

Why should you strive to make your research more visible? #

visible as a scientist means that your publications are read, commented
and cited by the research community. Research that has impact is of
importance both for the individual researcher and NTNU as a whole.

the Ministry of Education and Research tends to reward publication
points in research budget allocation. Internationally, it is equally
important to be visible in citation databases such as Scopus and Web of
Science. Articles that are cited in these databases raise NTNU's
placement in international university rankings, which are partially
based on the number citings of publications from the institution's
researchers. Cited publications also help you as a researcher become
visible to possible collaborators who are considering cooperating with
research groups or individuals. 

Important to increase visibility #

International visibility #

  • English publications in international journals make the article more visible and increase the possibility of citation.
  • Check if the journal is indexed by Web of Science or Scopus, as this effects the university ranking.
  • Check the journal impact factor in Journal  Citation Reports for an indication of the average citation score of the journal's publications.
  • Register your research profile and get a unique researcher ID at: Web of ScienceScopus and Google Scholar. Remember to include your correct NTNU affiliation.

In the Norwegian system #

  • Search in the Norwegian register of scientific journals, series and publishers  (NSD) to find the level of a given periodical or publisher (level 0,1 or 2)
  • If you can't find the channel you wish to publish through, you can  make a proposal  before 30th. November
  • Register all publications in Cristin before the deadline.
  • Contact UHR 
    (The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions) if the
    status for a publication should be changed from level 1 to level 2 (or
    vice versa).

Social research networks #

way of making your research more visible is to share the papers on
social research networks. You can use the last accepted version sent to
the publisher before printing.

Such networks allow researchers
worldwide to discover publications on topics and in fields they are
interested in. Downloading full-text papers from such fora has become a
very popular source of information among researchers. Several such
networks also allow you to upload unfinished papers that other
researchers could give you feedback on.

Here are some of the largest social research networks:

Contact #

Make your research more visible - Wiki

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Copyright Checking and Pre-print / Post-print Preparations

Copyright Checking and Pre-print / Post-print Preparations

Copyright Checking and Pre-print / Post-print Preparations

byNader Ale Ebrahim
overwhelming thousands of online journals daily, many scholarly
articles simply never reach their intended audience and consequently
fail to generate the impact they deserve. Traditionally, scholarly
publishers ensured the visibility of an authors’ work by circulating
print journals to targeted readers. But fewer people are reading print
journals anymore and as content continues to migrate from print to
online — how can researchers optimize electronic distribution of
content? This presentation, lead you to prepare a pre-print, post-print
of your paper/article for online presence, wider visibility, and
increase citation.

Reference management tools for Boosting the Research Visibility and Impact

Reference management tools for Boosting the Research Visibility and Impact

Reference management tools for Boosting the Research Visibility and Impact

byNader Ale Ebrahim
Management tools offer an easy way of finding relevant literature,
collecting references, organizing them in a database, and insert
citations works in a manuscript with proper citation style. Most of the
new Reference Management tools provide facility to connect with other
researchers that you can’t find on other platforms. A Web-based
reference management provide easier collaboration and use across
multiple devices and assist you to improve publication visibility.