The international ORCID researcher identifier provides a persistent and unique digital iD for researchers. It is a series of numbers, which distinguishes a researcher from others.
By creating an ORCID ID for yourself and connecting it with your professional information you ensure that your research outputs are correctly attributed to you. Over time, using the ORCID ID reduces the need to enter the same personal and publication information repeatedly into different systems.
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ORCID ID connects researcher´s information and research outputs, such as publications, in Finnish Research Information Service Research.fi.
Social networking services for researchers and authors are platforms like ResearchGate and Academia.edu. However, they are not publishing platforms which meet the criteria of open access publishing.
For example, in the ResearchGate service you can create your profile, link your publications, follow the latest research in your field, establish groups and participate in discussions. It helps you to gain visibility for your research and find collaborators.
Check publisher´s limitations before uploading your paper into social networking services
Always check publisher´s limitation on uploading articles and publications into e.g. ResearchGate. In most cases, the author’s right of use of the publication are described in the publishing agreement and funding decision. Often they limit the right to share publications to the publisher/funder.
Besides, remember to check that the publication to be uploaded does not entail any limitations regarding the confidentiality of the material.
Check what you can do with publications uploaded into social networking services
Is sharing the article in ResearchGate and Academia.edu enough in terms of self-archiving?
These researchers’ social media services entail challenges:
Uploading your publication in research networking services is not considered self-archiving in the MINEDU instructions on collecting data on publications, either.
Read more in the article by Irene Ylönen ResearchGate vai julkaisuarkisto - vai molemmat? (in Finnish)
You can link the self-archived version of your publication in a researcher networking service. This way you don’t have to worry about publishing agreement limitations.
In self-archiving, the Turku UAS Library and Information Services is responsible for depositing the articles, asking for permissions and embargoes. When using a commercial channel of distribution, like researcher networking services, authors must take care of these themselves when following the instructions of the publisher.
An self-archived version of your publication in Turku UAS’ OA repository Theseus has a permanent URL address. Self-archived publications in repositories are also findable with search engines.
In scientific publications, an affiliation is mentioned with the author’s name. Affiliation refers to the author’s home organization, higher education institution or research institution, as a member of which the publication has been created.
It is important that the article you publish contains your name and affiliation Turku University of Applied Sciences or Turun ammattikorkeakoulu:
N.B. Affiliation can contain more than one organization. For example, if your employer is Turku UAS and you participate in a project coordinated by another organization, both organizations can be listed as affiliations with your name in a publication.
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