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As from today, DORA PSI – the digital repository and bibliography for all research articles and other publications affiliated with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) – is online! We came a long way in the last year in preparing for DORA PSI, where several new features were implemented to stand up to the previous publication database of the PSI Digital User Office (DUO). Not only did we develop new features specific for DORA PSI (e.g., submission workflow), but also provided new features from which all four research institutes benefit (e.g., publication metrics).
DORA PSI acts simultaneously as:
DORA PSI offers many exciting new features for PSI members and users worldwide. Since 2006, all publications in connection with the large-scale research facilities and later also those of other divisions at PSI have been recorded and curated in DUO. Thanks to this groundwork by the PSI User Office – especially Markus Knecht and Stefan Janssen – DORA PSI will be able to display a large part of PSI’s bibliography right from the start. During the migration from the previous publication database in DUO, we enhanced the publication metadata (e.g., we added abstract, keywords and database IDs for Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed), added the full-text PDFs, and indexed the full texts to make them searchable in DORA. All PDFs are available for internal use at PSI and the full texts of OA publications are available to anyone with internet access. In this way, DORA helps to enhance the visibility and impact of research output at PSI.
Since DORA acts as an OA repository, PSI researches have now also the possibility to archive the accepted version (version after peer review and acceptance, without the publisher’s layout) of their articles. Most publishers permit that this version is made freely available in DORA, thereby increasing the visibility of the publications. Archiving the accepted version of an article in DORA is also an easy way to fulfil the OA requirements of many research funders, e.g., the OA provisions of the SNSF, and comes at no additional cost.
Compared to the previous workflow in DUO, the following information may be of interest to PSI members:
Please note that although DORA PSI is fully functional as from today, we are still migrating data from the publication database in DUO to DORA. Therefore, you might not yet find all your publications in DORA. Furthermore, we are still in the process of controlling/correcting the metadata of all migrated publications. As long as the publications have not yet been corrected, it might be that authors and research departments/groups are not linked correctly to their publications and that the availability of PDFs (Open Access vs. Intranet only) is not correctly set. If you find an error in DORA, please inform us via @email.
Should you have any questions about DORA PSI do not hesitate to contact us at @email.