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FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Currently, the Authenticus database includes publications from researchers associated to Portuguese researchers that are indexed by ISI Web-of-Knowledge, Scopus, ORCID and DBLP.
Authenticus restricts access to the full publication metadata to users that normally have access to this information in their institutions. This is the case for users that can authenticate using the federated authenticiation provided by FCCN, which also serves to certify b-on access.
When a user logins in Authenticus, he gains access to the "My Data" menu. This menu includes, among others, an entry "To validate" that once clicked allows the user to see 3 lists of publications:
In "My Data", follow the "Add New" link and this leads you to a form in which you can add publications of yours that are missing in Authenticus database. For missing ISI publications, you can provide the publication "Accession Number" (WOS) or DOI, and the corresponding publication will be retrieved. Similarly for Scopus, ORCID and DBLP. For now we are only allowing users to add indexed publications.
This can happen for two reasons, either the algorithm didn't succeed in identifying some of your publications, or some publications have not yet been uploaded into Authentics. Please add them in the interface through the "Add New" link.
Yes, we offer that possibility, but please use this facility very sparingly as there is a cost associated with it. Authenticus will update citations for all publications in the database at least twice a year.
The association of publications to institutions is in itself a problem as difficult as for author name disambiguation. We associate a publication to an institution if an author has been identified with a researcher that is know to belong to that institution or if the algorithm succeeds in associating the publication to the institution from the publication address. We only consider a person associated with an institution if that is confirmed through the institution itself, FCT or REBIDES. Through REBIDES we only consider if the person has a full time contract or an exclusivity contract with the institution. There can be more publications then the real value, if the publications were not yet confirmed and there could be some wrong assignments, but these should be in low numbers. There can be publications missing if the number of confirmations by researchers is still low.
There are two types of association that a user can have with the institution in order to manage it.
Institution Editor – it is the default association type. An editor inherits permissions in a top-down manner, meaning, that the editor can edit data of an institution and of every sub-institution in its lower structure tree.
Institution Administrators – is the most important type of association. An administrator has the same permissions as an editor, but additionally has access to extra functionalities such as: can edit the institution structure, nominate editors for an institution and for every sub-institution in its lower structure tree, and can request an API Token to access Authenticus API
A user can request to become an institution administrator or editor using an interface available at user profile. After authentication in Authenticus, user should go to: Groups → Institution Admin/Editor → Request to be Admin/Editor of an Institution.
The request is sent to Authenticus Managers that decide whether or not the permissions for this institution should be granted. Authenticus Managers verify the request, eventually by enquiring directly the institutions whether the user is credible to manage the institution profile.
In case the institution has associated an institutional administrator, then he/she can delegate a new editor for an institution and of every sub-institution in its lower structure tree.