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How do I get my paper into eprints?

Your Pure profile is where you add content to ORCiD and QUT eprints.

Research outputs must be recorded in Pure in order to be included in RAD and appear in QUT ePrints and subsequently your QUT academic profile.

  • Each research output only needs to be entered into Pure once.
  • All of your QUT co-authors are notified of the new record in Pure.
  • Entering a record prompts a workflow through to QUT Library and Office of Research Services for approval and validation.
  • You may receive notifications/emails requesting more information or a copy of the accepted manuscript.
  • On approval equivalent records are populated into QUT ePrints, making that output easily accessible and discoverable on the web through major search engines.
  • Information is also added into RAD and, if you authorise it, your ORCID profile.

If you have questions - contact your liaison librarians: 

Pure Cheat Sheet

For more detailed instructions, please see the Pure Blackboard site or PDF Manual

Populating your research profile page at QUT via Pure

To populate your Portal page, the records need to be created within the Pure system.  Pure is a separate system from the Researcher Portal but the information flows from Pure into the Portal.  Pure is QUT’s research information management system. 

You can use this link to get to the Pure system:

Information about Pure can be found on the Digital Workplace Pure page.   There is a link to the instruction manual (PDF) as well as a link to the Blackboard site which has detailed information.

Within the Pure system, you have a profile page that can be edited and you can also use the green ‘Add content’ button to create new records.

Questions? Contact your Business liaison librarian: 

Tier 1 and Tier 2 Research Centre affiliations in Pure/ePrints

All Tier 1 and Tier 2 Research Centres have been added to Pure so it is now technically possible to add Centre affiliations to Pure records.  

Prior to a record being saved as ‘For Approval’, a Centre affiliation can be added by an author using the ‘Add organisational unit’ option that appears below the list of authors/contributors in the Pure record (see screenshot). Once a record has been Approved or Validated, only the Office of Research (RISS Team) can edit it. A manual ‘tagging’ process is currently underway.  RISS has provided Centre Managers with lists of publications which may be relevant to their Centres. Once the Managers have identified the publications related to their Centre, the RISS Team apply the affiliations.  

QUT ePrints is ready to receive the affiliation metadata (tags) and the developers have secured a window to do the final check. All going well, the affiliations will appear over a two-week timeframe before May (each record has to be updated and this occurs in a rolling fashion over two weekends).  As always, is there to help you.

Metrics Report

Metrics via Scopus?

Scopus, an Elsevier product, is an abstract and citation database.  Researchers can use Scopus to perform basic analysis of their research outputs and to find metrics such as their h-index, overall citations and publications, via their automatically generated Author details page.  Researchers can also export a list of their publications and see the citations for individual publications. 

The below video demonstrates how to find an author in Scopus.



Scopus has two tools to analyse researcher output, 'Analyse author output' and 'View citation overview', both of which can be accessed from a reseearcher's author page.  Before using either of these tools, ensure that the publications on the author profile are correct. The below video demonstrates how to use this functionality.


For more information on how to use this tool, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Gaming the Metrics. Misconduct and Manipulation in Academic Research

Johnathan Linton - articles & works around improving impact

Video: Research metrics in three minutes

Metrics and Impact: Using Reporting in SciVal

Friendly reminder to register for the SciVal Series for Beginners webinars. I believe this will be a fun, and rewarding learning journey as we work together, learn and hone your ‘SciVal’ skills.

 Commencement Date: Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Time: Weekly 11am - 12pm AEST (1pm New Zealand)

Platform: Zoom Webinar.

 This 8-week series has been specifically designed for Librarians, Research Leaders and Researchers NEW to SciVal. The training aims to help Australian and New Zealand users effectively master SciVal, with long-term benefits of increasing research efficiencies.

 We have developed the series in 1 hour weekly bites to kick start your SciVal knowledge. This allows for the sessions to be interactive and enables attendees to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

 Recordings provided: We understand you might not be able to make every session however encourage you to register and we will provide a recording each week if you’re unable to attend.   

Please feel free to forward this invite to your colleagues who might find this session useful.


Weekly topic overview: CLICK HERE to view the full topic descriptions.




Week 1

14 July

Selection Panel, Help and Module outline - REGISTER NOW

This session will step you through the basics, where to get help,

where does the data come from, how to add and delete institutions and researchers to your selection panel. 

Week 2

21 July

Overview Module - Find out more

Week 3

28 July

Top 8 metrics - Find out more

Week 4

4 August

Benchmarking module - Find out more

Week 5

11 August

Collaboration module - Find out more

Week 6

18 August

Topics PLUS Trends module - Find out more

Week 7

25 August

Reporting Module - Find out more

Week 8

1 September

Management of your in's and out's for SciVal - Find out more




Dr. Steven Riddell, 

Senior Customer Consultant, ANZ

  • PhD – University of Sydney and then researcher at UNSW
  • Research Manager in non-for profit and then commercial market research
  • Steve is the Consultant for Scopus and SciVal and has been since 2014

QUT's Single Sign-on now available for ORCID

If you are tired of trying to remember your ORCID password, consider connecting your ORCID account to QUT’s single-sign on.   

To make the connection, use the ‘Access through your institution’ option on the ORCID sign-in page instead of the ‘personal’ option. When you are prompted to enter the name of your institution, enter the full name; Queensland University of Technology rather than QUT. 

It will ask you to enter your ORCID password to confirm that you are the owner of the account. Subsequently, when you click on the ‘Access through your institution’  button, you will see QUT as a ‘suggested selection’  When you click on the institution name, the single-sign on system will be triggered. If you are not connected to QUT systems at the time, you will be prompted to enter your normal QUT username and password.

Pure tips: How to become a publications master

Here are a few tips that will help you avoid the stress of a last minute rush to get your publication lists up to date before your PPR, a promotions round or grant application deadline.  They will also magnify the impact of your research and make you famous!  Perhaps that might be a bit of an exaggeration but they will definitely raise your profile online, increase the size of the audience for your work and save you time in the long run.

  • Authorise the export of content from Pure to ORCID. This keeps your ORCID Profile up to date with very little input from you.
  • Link your ORCID password to QUT’s single sign-on system. Then you don’t have to worry about forgetting your ORCID password.
  • Check that your Scopus profile is correct. This makes it easier for Pure to find import candidates for you.
  • Check your Pure workspace every week or so in case there is a ‘Scopus import task’ waiting to be actioned. Review the list of candidates, ‘Import & Save’ those you wish to claim and ‘Remove from list’ any duplicates or false matches. It only takes a few minutes and you can relax knowing they will be in ePrints & RAD well ahead of any deadlines.
  • Learn how to import publication details from sources other than Scopus using the DOI (or title for books).  This is much faster than adding records manually.
  • Be sure to keep a copy of the Accepted Manuscript version of your new journal articles. This makes it easier for you to provide it for the ePrint record when prompted. It is also the secret to maximising the number of people who can read (and cite) your work.

Google Scholar Metrics 2021 now available

Publication workflow in Scopus, Pure and QUT ePrints

Pure automatically looks for QUT publications in Scopus using your Scopus author ID.

It will present you with a list of your Research Outputs in your Pure workspace.

Review these regularly to check you're the author or if it is a duplicate - Import or Remove

How to add alternative evidence of impact to Pure

QUT Mediahub videos on finding metrics in SciVal, Altmetric Explorer & Scopus