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NUS Elements: FAQs

A guide to NUS Elements system

Help!

If you're new to NUS Elements, you may refer to the NUS Elements help page or the NUS Elements Quick Start Guide.

Here are some of the FAQs that you may also find useful:

  • How do I know which versions of my publication should be deposited?
  • I want to deposit my works, but I am not sure which re-use license to select.
  • My h-index in NUS Elements is different from Web of Science or Scopus
  • My publication's information in NUS Elements is incorrect
  • How do I generate CV in Elements?
  • How can I change my preferred display name in Elements?

How do I know which versions of my publication should be deposited?

At the "Deposit" page, you can refer to the “SHERPA RoMEO advice” tab to find out which appropriate version of the publication should be deposited.

For example, both the "Accepted" and “Submitted” version of this journal article can be deposited to our institutional repository. There is no need to deposit all versions. Where there is no version restriction, we would prefer the "Published" version over the "Accepted" version over the "Submitted" version. In this example, we prefer the “Accepted” version of this journal article for deposit.

 

 

My publication's information in NUS Elements is incorrect

NUS Elements harvests publication information from many data sources. As such, you will need to contact the source directly to make changes to the publication details. In some cases, you may need to contact your own publisher if the publication information is incorrect at the source (e.g. incorrect names, publication date, issue etc.) Authors should report these mistakes and suggest corrections and changes to publishers/databases directly themselves.

  • Scopus
    • For incorrect publication details, submit this request form
    • For Scopus Author ID correction, refer to this FAQ
    • For merging multiple Scopus Author IDs, refer to this FAQ
  • Web of Science
  • PubMed
  • Journal/Publisher-related
    • Contact your own individual publisher/editor to request for changes to the source information.

How do I generate CV in Elements?

You can generate your CV from NUS Elements in PDF or Word format from "Menu" > "CV and reports".

How can I change my preferred display name in Elements?

To edit your name, go to Menu (top left icon) >My Profile > About Me > Set Preferred Name:

 

I want to deposit my works, but I am not sure which re-use license to select

Please refer to Creative Commons FAQ for depositing scholarly works.

For software or codes, the common reuse license are listed below. Please consult ILO (Yuan Ziying) if you are not sure which license to use:

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-SA)
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA)
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY)
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 (CC BY-ND)
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC)
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND)
Apache License, 2.0 (Apache-2.0)
BSD 3-Clause "New" or "Revised" license (BSD-3-Clause)
GNU General Public License, version 2
GNU General Public License, version 3
MIT license (MIT)
Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL-2.0)

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My h-index in NUS Elements is different from Web of Science or Scopus

The h-index in NUS Elements is not imported from Web of Science or Scopus. It is calculated based on publications in your profile that are claimed from Web of Science or Scopus. Therefore, ensure that all of your publications in Web of Science or Scopus are claimed in your Elements profile. This is so that your h-index in Web of Science or Scopus matches the ones in NUS Elements.

Go to "My publications" section, and export all publications.

Open the exported file and check the column labeled as "source" to see what are the publications claimed from Web of Science or Scopus.

You may need to adjust your search settings or enable automatic claiming to ensure all of your publications from these databases are included.