NYU Scholars Public Portal
NYU Scholars is an online tool that organizes publications for NYU faculty members. A public portal allows scholars as well as journalists, donors, and policymakers to find NYU faculty members who are working at the forefront of new areas of scholarly inquiry.
NYU Scholars Public Portal Video Tutorial
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An alternative to digitally accessible training is available by contacting the NYU Scholars Project Team.
NYU Scholars Public Portal FAQs
What is the data source for NYU Scholars?
NYU Scholars automatically captures publication information from the Scopus database while allowing faculty and their proxies to correct and augment those data.
Project staff assembled initial publication lists for included faculty to replicate submitted CVs. Abstracts, interviews, submitted work, and conference presentations without evidence of a related publication are excluded.
Those initial lists are continuously updated by automatic additions from Scopus and faculty editing.
What are "Concepts" and "Fingerprints" used in the NYU Scholars Public Portal?
The Fingerprint Engine identifies key concepts in publications' titles and abstracts. The Fingerprint Engine mines this text using a variety of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, identifies the concepts that define the text, and produces a semantic index, or fingerprint, of weighted terms that represents the text.
How can faculty access NYU Scholars to update their personal and professional information that shows up on the public portal?
How do I create a citations alert in Scopus?
- Go to your Public Portal profile
- Click "View Scopus Profile" link
- In Scopus, select to "Get citation alerts" (in the upper right-hand side)
- Login to Scopus
- Set-up your alert preferences
What is "Altmetric" in the NYU Scholars Public Portal?
When viewing Research Output in the NYU Scholars Public Portal, some publications will contain an Altmetric icon on the right-hand side. Clicking on this icon will display an Altmetric details page, showing the online attention and activity for the selected publication. The Altmetric page will show a range of online conversations surrounding the publication, collected from social media sites, newspapers, policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia, and many other sources.
To help put the data in context, an Altmetric score has been given for each publication. The Altmetric score is a high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. The scoring algorithm takes various factors into account, such as the relative reach of the different sources of attention.
Do publications on the NYU Scholars Public Portal have a permalink?
Yes, all publications have a UUID and permalink identifier assigned at creation time. The easiest way to access and save a permalink is to directly copy the URL displayed in your browser when viewing an open publication record on the NYU Scholars Public Portal.