Help & FAQ
Submitting documents to GoeScholar can only be carried out by properly registered users and takes place in a multi-step submission process:
- Navigate to the Institution to which your publication is associated.
- Optional: Metadata Import (Nur dann möglich, wenn Ihr Dokument schon anderswo erschienen ist und über eine DOI, PubMedID verfügt, bzwe. im Bibliothekskatalog verzeichnet ist (d.h. eine PPN hat).
- Describe [the document]
- Optional: CC-License
- [Deposit] License
Bitte beachten Sie:
Die Korrektur der Beschreibungsdaten bzw. Austausch des Dokumentes ist nur während des Veröffentlichungsprozesses möglich. Ist der Prozess abgeschlossen, dürfen/können weder das Dokument noch die Daten verändert werden.
GoeScholar spielt kontinuierlich Daten und Volltexte von Göttinger Open-Access-Publikationen aus unterschiedlichen Verlagen (z. B. BioMed Central, Copernicus Publications, Public Library of Science, Universitätsverlag Göttingen) ein. Bevor Sie den Publikationsprozess starten, prüfen Sie bitte zuerst, ob Ihre Arbeit in GoeScholar schon vorhanden ist.
Im folgenden werden die einzelne Schritte des Veröffentlichungsprozesses detaillierter beschrieben.
1. Navigate to the Institution to which your publication is associated.
Go to the "Institutions" in the main menü on the right and select your institution by browsing. Then use the function, “Publish here”.
In individual cases it may be difficult to clearly assign a document to a collection. If none of the shown collections appears appropriate please contact Sabine Witt (E-Mail) or make use of the GoeScholar Team’s GoeScholar Upload Service.
2. Metadata Import
Publishing on GoeScholar is supported by an automated import of bibliographic data (metadata). The metadata import form has input fields for the following identifiers: DOI, PubMedIDand PPN (identifier of the GBV catalog). Enter, for example, the PubMedID of your publication and continue via the “Weiter” button. If possible, the publication data is automatically transferred to the Metadatenformular. If you have more than one identifier, please use the PubMedID due to the excellent quality of the publication data.
If no identifier is available or no data can be imported, just click the “Weiter” button.
3. Describe [the document]
If no data can be imported, please describe your document with the aid of the provided metadata fields. Different fields will be shown depending on your publication type. Required fields are marked with an asterisks (*). These must be filled in.
Your information will help improve how easily your publication is found online as well as its accessibility.
4. Dokument(e) Hochladen
Clicking on “Browse” (i.e. Select) will open a new window in which you can select a file from the local file system. If you want to publish a document which consists of multiple files, enter the additional information to these files. Please use short and appropriate descriptions. These will be shown in the list of files in the document’s sidebar. Click on “Next” or “Save/Exit” to continue with or cancel publishing.
It is highly recommended to upload your document in PDF Format.
Bitte laden Sie Ihr Dokument möglichst in PDF-Format hoch. Only for this format can we guarantee that your document will be usable in the long term.
You can also upload your document or supplementary material (such as tables, graphics, etc.) in any other format. These documents are also kept permanently, but there is no guarantee for the usability of the formats.
Checksums help ensure that your document is uploaded correctly and that the contents were not modified during the process. The checksum is created on the basis of the document’s contents. To verify the integrity of your document create the checksum on your local computer and compare it with the displayed checksum. If the two values are different then a transmission error occurred and the upload process needs to be repeated. If the two values correspond your document was transferred correctly and exactly.
If you want to publish your work under different conditions, you can choose a suitable Creative Commons License which will be shown on the publication page.
If you agree with the standard license for the usage of your document, just click on "Next" without selecting a license.
Publishing your work on GoeScholar requires your agreement to the following assignment of rights (Deposit Licence).
Please approve the terms of license in order to make your publication available on GoeScholar. Once you accept the license your publication will be made available according to the terms described in the license and archived in the system.
If you do not agree to the terms of license the document will remain in your personal workspace, “My GoeScholar”, but will not be publically available.
Your document is now archived with GoeScholar. A confirmation will be sent to you by email. Under “My GoeScholar/Submission” you can view the documents which remain in an “incomplete status” in the publication workflow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Documents made available on GoeScholar
- are freely accessible worldwide via an international network of servers and search engines (e. g. Google Scholar), without additional license restrictions.
- stehen rasch online zur Verfügung und lassen höhere Zitationsraten erwarten als Artikel in lizenz- und kostenpflichtigen Zeitschriften, ungeachtet des generellen Impact Faktors der Zeitschrift
- are quickly made available online, leading to higher citation rates than articles in license restricted and pay-to-view journals, irrespective of the general impact factor of the journal
- are reliably and permanently available on the internet by means of permanent addresses and long-term digital archives.
- Journal Article - Article previously published in a scientific journal
- Anthology Article - Contribution to a previously published anthology
- Anthology - Previously published anthology
- Monograph - Previously published monograph
- Book Part - Chapter of a book
- Working Paper - Paper previously published in working series
- Conference Paper - Contribution to a previously published conference volume
- Conference Volume - previously published conference volume
- Lecture - Lecture or Speech at an academic event
- Preprint - Previously unpublished work of any kind
In some cases it may be difficult to clearly assign your document to one of these categories. Please contact Sabine Witt if none of the above collections appears to be suitable.
Will my document receive a standardized ID number (e. g. DOI or URN) when it is published on GoeScholar?
Please note that we cannot offer legally binding advice! If in doubt, we recommend that you procure professional legal advice!
Generally speaking this is dependent on how wide ranging the rights are which you have granted to your publisher or which publication policies your publisher follows. SHERPA/RoMEO provides an overview of the rights publishers grant to their authors for publication on the internet. However, ultimately you are bound by the terms laid out in your individual contract with your publisher.
If you did not sign a publication contract you are allowed to republish contributions to anthologies and journals elsewhere.
If your publication appear before 31.12.1994 please consult the SUB Göttingen-website: Recht zur Online-Bereitstellung von älteren Publikationen.
In addition to making my document available on GoeScholar, can I also make it available for download on my own website or that of my home institution?
Yes, you can continue to make your document available for download on other websites. To ensure the authenticity of your document and its ability to be cited, it is recommended that you link to the permanently archived version on the university’s GoeScholar server using its persistent identifier or PURL (Persistent Uniform Resource Locator). In principal you are only granting the Göttingen University non-exclusive term of use for the document on GoeScholar and can continue to grant additional rights to other persons or institutions. Any additional rights granted to third parties have no effect on the rights already granted to the Göttingen University.
What points do I need to observe during negotiations with a publisher if I wish to make my work available both by a publisher and on GoeScholar?
What will it cost me as an author at the Göttingen University to publish in BIOMID or Springer Open journals?
Sabine Witt Tel: +49 0551 39-5290 E-Mail: witt(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de
Marianna Mühlhölzer Tel: +49 0551 39-4255 E-Mail: mmuehlh(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de