Berkeley Lab is rolling out a new Publications Management System to simplify management of publications across the organization, keep publication lists up-to-date, and comply with DOE’s open access policy that states the public will have access to our publications at no charge. This system will make it easier to find publications, count the number of publications for a particular group, and will eventually help us prepare publication lists for reviews and display them on web sites. Rather than typing citations manually, it searches for papers in standard databases and puts them on a list for researchers to claim or not (similar to systems like Google Scholar and Research Gate).
What do you need to do?
- Log in to the UC Publications Management System by selecting LBL and claim or (decline) your publications (you may adjust the search options as needed).
- Indicate the appropriate DOE funding source(s) for your paper or indicate that it has external funding.
- Attach an open access version of each paper, if it is not already in the system.
- Eventually, you will want all of your publications in the system because it will feed into the new Profiles System that the Lab is developing. However, currently the Lab, DOE and Biosciences management are requesting everything since October 1, 2015 be accurately listed and the full paper uploaded.
More information is available from the Lab’s overview. Training will be available on Monday, May 1, at 2 PM in the B50 Auditorium (also available on Zoom). We will update this post with additional training opportunities and resources as they become available.
Having a complete and searchable single list of publications is important to the management and communication teams, DOE, external reviewers and more. This is crucial for management at all levels to help represent the work done in Biosciences, defend funding and identify new opportunities. In addition, both UC and DOE have “open access” policies stating that the public will have access to our publications at no charge. As a national lab, the government retains a non-exclusive right to publish and reproduce manuscripts, which makes this somewhat easier. Berkeley Lab has chosen to address both DOE and UC requirements by adopting the UC Publication Management system, but needs researchers to curate the data and the appropriate provide full text publications.
If you have questions about what “open access” means, how to set things up so the system more accurately finds only your papers, what to do if you have a joint appointment with a campus, please read the Lab’s information page and/or attend the Lab-wide training on May 1.
More questions about how to use the system? Contact one of our Area publication managers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.