Category Archives: Publications

Have you checked who you are recently?

I’m sure we’ve all Googled our own name at some point and been interested or surprised to see what comes up in the search results. When it comes to your academic profile online, it is always a good idea to … Continue reading

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What’s new in SciVal ? – Awarded Grants

A new release of SciVal, the research intelligence tool from Elsevier, was launched in mid-November. The tool now features two additional sources of information that can be mined: Awarded Grants and Mass Media Mentions. This post covers the Awarded Grants feature … Continue reading

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Our Orchid for an ORCID winner

As part of our Open Access week activities at University of Reading, we held an ‘Orchid for an ORCiD’ competition for our researchers, research students and research support staff. We had 59 entries and the lucky winner of our orchid … Continue reading

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What is an ORCID?

Have you been asked for your ORCID ID yet? Increasingly, research funders, employers and publishers are asking their researchers to sign up for an ORCID ID   What is an ORCID ID? An ORCID® identifier or ORCID iD is a 16-character … Continue reading

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Think and check before you submit

How do you know that the journal you’re submitting to is legitimate? You’ve done the research and drafted your precious paper  – make sure that you submit it to a reputable publisher where it will get the attention it deserves Choosing a journal … Continue reading

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Peer Review Week 2016 – Recognising Reviewers

                    The theme for this year’s Peer Review week is Recognition for Review. Peer review is often a completely invisible activity that researchers and academics undertake, usually unpaid, as part of … Continue reading

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Is your spreadsheet program altering your data?

The move to providing the underlying data behind research articles has been a major step towards promoting reproducibility, transparency and data re-use. However, analyses of the quality and annotation of published data sets can sometimes reveal significant and widespread problems. Excel … Continue reading

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What is CentAUR?

CentAUR is an institutional repository of research publications from the University of Reading. Established in 2010, it records over 35,500 outputs, including journal articles and conference proceedings, books and chapters, and many other formats, including recent doctoral theses. Where relevant, it links … Continue reading

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