Publications feature

The Publications feature enables you to post, manage, and distribute publication data to your site and beyond. Publications, in this context, can be a wide range scholarly works that you have authored or contributed on. These works can range from working papers, published articles, film, software, book chapter, etc. When creating a new publication you will see a drop-down list of all publication types which will dynamically generate a custom form of information fields.

All of your publications can be viewed by clicking on "Publications" in the primary menu of your site. Visitors can also find specific publications by browsing the category that you have selected for it.

Publication feature settings (The Publication feature settings allow customize the output and searchability of your publications)

Specify the display style of your publication. For example you could set the display Council of Science Editors (CSE), Chicago, American Medical Association (AMA), etc. The style will determine the which fields and format will will be displayed when viewing the bibliographic citations on your site.

Select the number of publications per page. This will determine the how many bibliographic citations will be displayed per page. Your site will automatically paginate your pages according to how many publications you have posted.

Custom sorting and searching capability. You can determine which fields are sortable when your publications are displayed, such as by Author, Title, Year. You can also add additional sort fields and determine the default sort direction.

Create hyperlinks to authors - This setting will create a link on an author names that appears in a publication that you have posted. Clicking on these links will show all the works that the author has contributed on. It is a easy way to view all the works of an author that have been published on the Scholar site.

The publication feature settings comes tools for author searching and bibliographic dissemination services:

Google Scholar - This service is enabled by default and will generate and will automatically generate meta information about your publications whenever it is published. The meta information is tailored specifically for Google Scholar service and is placed it in the "<head>" section of your publication web pages, for example:

When the Google Scholar web service crawls your site, it will be able to index the information and your publications will be searchable on the Google Scholar service.

Author Lookup Services - By selecting the "Co-author auto-search" and "auto-complete on author fields" you can utilize the feature's remote auto-searching service. Enabling this will implement a tool on your site which allow you to query a remote author database. The service automatically connects to the remote database subsequently executing these queries and can auto-suggest authors based on the name(s) you enter.

Publication Data Dissemination - Publications feature comes with a tool to disseminate your publication data to other academic repositories on the internet, such as RePEc. When viewing any publication within your site, you can select any or all of the listed repository and the publication data will get distributed to them. To disseminate publications you've already written, visit the content management portion of your OpenScholar homepage and click Publication. Select the publications you wish to distribute, then click on update options, and choose Distribute to RePEc. Finally, click execute.

The Publications feature comes with import/export capability:

Exporting Publications - The publications feature provide a convenient way for you or visitors of the site to export your publication data to various formats, such as BibTex or EndNote XML. You can enable or disable exporting to these formats in the settings section of the publications feature. For every publication that displayed on your site, a link to download a bibliographic citation of that publication will be shown for each format that you have allowed.

Importing Publications - The publications feature also provides a convenient way for you to convert a file containing your bibliographic citations to your web site.

Creating Publications (Video)

To add a publication from your site, browse to your site and click the "Publications" link in your primary menu. Next click on the link that says "+ Add Publication".

After clicking "+Add Publication", select the appropriate type from the drop-down list of publication types, such as "Book Chapter" or "Journal Article", etc. Once you have selected a publication type you will see the form appear to enter the details of the publication.

You have the ability to create "Tags" or categories for every publication. You can also use existing tags that you had created previously for other content. Visitors can also find specific publications by browsing the categories that you have selected for it. You also have the ability associate images or files with any publication.

Viewing Publications

All of your publications can be viewed by clicking on "Publications" in the primary menu of your site. The publications will be shown in the format or style that you selected in the settings. You can also view and manage links by navigating to the Control Panel and clicking on the "Content" button . On the left column you will see a link called "Publication", that will display a list of your publications. Visitors can find specific publications by browsing the category that you have selected for it.

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