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Discovery Support: Better Exposure for UCF Authors and Open Access

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Tips for Authors

There are many ways researchers and authors can promote discovery of their papers and datasets. Authors can increase the impact of their article by writing an optimized abstract, proactively submitting information about the paper to relevant forums, and providing persistent links to the full text. The following links and information provide guidance.

Some common options for promoting your work include:

  • Announce your article on social media, Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
  • Add your citation to academic networks, MyNetReseach Academia Researchgate
  • Get an author eprint link or take advantage of other publisher provided services. Publishers are happy to help you promote your article in their journal, and many provide helpful advice and resources.

    Subscriber Only Access and EZproxy

    Unless your article was published in an Open Access journal, the publisher will only allow recognized subscribers to access the full text. Usually, readers must be identified as subscribers before they can see the article. Publishers recognize UCF’s computer network by its IP address, which starts with 132.170. Off-campus computers do not have a UCF IP. EZproxy is a way to connect through UCF’s network and thereby show the correct IP to publishers.

    Persistent Links

    Once your article is published in an online journal, you can create a durable link that can be used in online courses, web-based forums, your CV, and anywhere you mention the article. However, note that not all links are durable. If you copy a URL from your browser you are likely to get a link that contains a Session ID (often indicated by “sid=”) which will expire after a few days.

    Some good options for creating durable links:

    • Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

      DOIs are unique identifiers for digital objects – mostly online articles. Major journal publishers generate a DOI for their articles. You can use a DOI to create a persistent link. DOI links are very durable and should not change over the years. Note, DOI does not automatically incorporate off-campus authentication. See the section on OpenURL.
      Example DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/6/045
      Example DOI link:

    • OpenURL

      OpenURL is a standard for turning citation data into a link. The link queries an OpenURL resolver, which identifies full text options available for a specific library. The UCF Libraries has a Citation Finder form that you can use to find full text options and to generate a durable URL. The links will continue to work as long as UCF maintains its OpenURL service subscription. The OpenURL automatically incorporates EZproxy.
      UCF’s Citation Finder

    • Publisher Provided Permalink, Jumpstart, or Durable URL

      If the publisher does not provide a DOI, they may offer a persistent link of some sort. The term used for the link varies. Look for “persistent”, “perma…”, “jumpstart”, or other options that indicate that a link can be emailed or copied and will not expire.

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Last updated June 26, 2014 8:19:43 AM

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