Publications & OpenScholar

As discussed in last week’s blog post, OpenScholar offers a simple and easy way to display published work. The platform gives users the ability to quickly add their most recent publications to their website and allows these publications to be automatically distributed to Google Scholar (if desired). This way, there is no lag time for citations published on your website, and you gain the exposure that Google Scholar offers their users. By streamlining this process, you can be sure your work is getting the visibility it warrants, which can help support and expedite your journey to tenure. Additionally, when people google you, or some of your publications, not only will your Google Scholar come up, but as will your OpenScholar website, allowing for further exploration of your work and your website.

Customizing your publications on OpenScholar

OpenScholar’s Publications app lets you post and manage your publications in a structured way. You can change the settings in this app to customize how in works on an individual site by:

  1. Selecting one of the 18 bibliographic formats available
  2. Opting which of 32 publication types that you want to show on an individual site
  3. Allowing any publication adding to the site to be pushed to Google Scholar and other repositories
  4. And many more!

Adding Publications to OpenScholar is simple

There are two main ways in which you can add them to your site, by manually adding the publication directly  or by importing publications from a file.

To locate this feature, click site content, add, and finally publication.


Secondly, you can also import your publications. To do this, click site content, import, and finally publication. If you are importing a publication, it must be in one of the following file types; xml, bib, enw, mrc, ris or txt.


Bottom Line

For researchers and faculty, OpenScholar is the best place to publish your work. There is no lag time between the publication of an article or research paper and the work becoming searchable on the web. The method for adding a publication to the website is straightforward. When publishing academic work, ease-of-use is critical for achieving a positive experience for faculty and scholars. By facilitating the search-ability and citation-tracking in your faculty's published work, we make them more visible online.