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.
Publication data complement the information available from University systems on research expenditure and teaching activity, and facilitate collaboration by informing the University community about the faculty's research activity. NYU Scholars automatically captures validated publication information from external sources, while allowing faculty to correct and augment those data. Faculty can then use this data to create and maintain their CVs and other reports.
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NYU Scholars is an online tool that aggregates publication information from external sources, and ensures that data is trusted, comprehensive and accessible in real time.
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.
Scopus publication and citation data are automatically updated on a weekly basis. Faculty and their proxies may add publications manually at any time.
You can add:
To add any of the above items to your profile:
You may add a publication either through manual data entry, importing as BibTex or RIS file, or importing from an online source such as WorldCat, ArXiv or Web of Science. Importing will create a richer record than manual data entry. See "How do I import a publication from other sources?" for details.
NYU Scholars will identify possible duplicates. See "How do I address duplicate publications?" for details.
If you wish to add the publication manually:
1. Login to NYU Scholars
2. Click Add new (large green button in the right-hand corner)
3. Select Research output
4. Pre-determined templates can be used for new research submissions. Select the
5. Enter the date in the template.
If you are not able to locate the publication, you may enter in manually (see "A publication is missing, how do I manually add a publication?") or import as BibTex or RIS file.
You may also set-up an automatic import. See "How do I set-up an automatic import?"
Publications found in Scopus are automatically added to your data. You have the option of automating imports from some other sources including PubMed, Web of Knowledge and ArXiv. The system will attempt to screen out duplicates based on article ID numbers and the title, but this automation may result in duplicates you need to delete. To turn on automatic imports:
View a video tutorial of the above steps.
If you notice duplicate publication records in your research output list, send an email with the publication details to NYUScholars@nyu.edu. These records must be successfully merged by NYU Scholars administrators or Scopus to insure a correct citation count.
If a Publication was wrongly included in your profile, you may disclaim the content.
If you expect a publication to exist, but it is not listed in your publication list, you can search for it within NYU Scholars and "claim" the record.
Similarly, if you try to add an article already recorded by a co-author, NYU Scholars will warn you that there is a duplicate in the system. To claim the publication:
Although currently unavailable, the import of Grants data into NYU Scholars is on the roadmap for a future implementation. Until then, you can download your CV into Word, and add your Grants information.
To view Grants financials, access the UDW+ Grants Management Dashboard.
Faculty can see their h-index for Scopus publications included in NYU Scholars.
When creating a CV, faculty can select from the following available formats: Short, Long, Standard, Author, Vancouver, APA or Harvard.
Faculty can link their NYU Scholars and ORCID profiles. Linking allows faculty to import publication output details from NYU Scholars into ORCID.
You can authorize other people to work on your profile, but they must be added to NYU Scholars first. Send a request to the NYUScholars project team. We will add this individual as a "Trusted User" and you will be able to designate him/her as a proxy.
A faculty member may be assigned to any number of departments to recognize accommodate joint appointments and institute memberships. One unit must be designated his/her primary affiliation. Contact NYUScholars@nyu.edu to add affiliations.
Affiliation data for external collaborators is incomplete. Contact NYUScholars@nyu.edu for details.
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.
Faculty can turn the fingerprint feature off, and remove concepts in their own public profile.
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.
Faculty can share a direct link to any preferred professional web sites including research laboratories, bio pages, think tanks, social media sites and more. When added to the NYU Scholars system, the link will display on your personal NYU Scholars Public Profile page.
1. Log into your profile and click on "Edit profile."
2. The top section - Personal identification - includes the option to add links. Click "Add link" and add your URL, description, and link type.
3. Click 'Create' and 'save' your changes.
3. View your NYU Scholars Public Profile, and note the added icon (below profile picture area) which contains the newly added link(s).
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.