Publishing of scholarly results

RIV

Information Register of R&D results (RIV)

The library coordinates and facilitates the collection of publication records for the national Information Register of R&D results (RIV) for the entire MU Faculty of Arts. If you have a question about reporting records or another agenda related to RIV, please contact your faculty guarantor or write to us.

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What RIV is and what purpose it serves

  • is used to record the results of research, development and innovation supported from public funds
  • collects information on publications related to research proposals or projects
  • the submission of results to RIV is linked to the evaluation according to the 17+ Methodology, which is one of the basic conditions for the provision of institutional funds for research and development

Reporting of records

Data on results generated at MU are transferred to the Information Register of R&D results in bulk for the entire university at set dates. The Publications application in the MU Information System is used to record the results of scholarly activities. The individual results are entered into the application by the authors themselves. Each academic department has its guarantor who controls the results. Faculty RIV guarantor is in charge of the final review, training and support agenda.

Records submitted to RIV must comply with the formal rules defined by the R&D&I Council (RVVI). If the results reported are incorrect, false or incomplete, they may be excluded from the evaluation, or evaluated negatively.

Publications application in the IS MU RIV Help in IS MU

Schedule

  • Creating outcome records in IS MU

    by January of the year of collection

  • Reviews of the records

    February to March

  • Transfer of data to MU Research & Development Office

    beginning of April

  • Nomination of results for Module 1 (evaluation of selected results)

    August to September

The most common mistakes

  • the result does not correspond to the definition according to the Definition of result types
  • the formal registration requirements described in the Publications application guidelines are not met
  • the field information is not detailed to the level of Detailed Ford (the code does not end with a zero)
  • articles are reported before inclusion in a specific year and issue of the journal (Early Access approach)
  • results indexed in WoS and Scopus are not identified (neither Scopus EID nor UT WoS or 999 as a provisional code are specified)
  • the correct method of financing is not selected for the project

Mgr. Igor Hlaváč

faculty guarantor for RIV

Phone: +420 549 49 4127
E‑mail:
Author identifiers

Author identifiers

Author identifiers are used to uniquely identify the authorship of publication results. They are
part of the applications of some grant and project agencies (e.g., GAČR), they facilitate the
monitoring of an author’s publishing activities and are used by some publishers and
repositories. We offer an overview of the most common identifiers and will be pleased to help
you with creating them.

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ORCID

Researcher ID (Publons)

Scopus Author ID

Manner of ID generation

manual

manual

automatic

Matching of publications with ID

manual

manual

automatic

Supported platforms for matching results

different (WoS, Scopus, arXiv, etc.)

only Web of Science

only Scopus

Prerequisite for assigning an identifier

 

at least one record in WoS

at least two records in Scopus

The option to create an author’s portfolio

 

 

 

More information 

ORCID iD

  • a standardized unique permanent digital researcher identifier, managed by the ORCID non-profit organization 
  • the assigned ID is linked to a person; when you change your name, institution or country you can update the relevant information in your ORCID profile while keeping the original ID and previous results
  • the format of the identifier complies with the ISO 27729 international standard specifying the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI)
  • offers automatic pairing of records with trusted systems of your choice (e.g., university repository) and full control over profile management
  • the profile is automatically updated after entering the ID for the new result
  • indexing for instance in Scopus, Web of Science, WorldCat

Researcher ID (Publons)

  • standardized unique permanent digital researcher identifier, managed by the Publons (Clarivate Analytics Group) commercial organization
  • the assigned ID is linked to a person; when you change your name, institution or country you can update the relevant information in your Publons profile while keeping the original ID and previous results
  • offers manual matching of records from the Web of Science database

Scopus Author ID

  • standardized unique permanent digital researcher identifier, managed by the Scopus database (Elsevier Group)
  • the assigned ID is linked to a person; when you change your name, institution or country you can update the relevant information in your AuthorID profile while keeping the original ID and previous results
  • is created automatically when the publication is entered in the database 
  • results are assigned automatically and can be managed
Predatory journals

Predatory journals

Predatory journals use the open access model and publish articles for a fee. They usually have insufficient review procedures, fictional editorial boards as well as other attributes to give them apparent credibility. If you are not sure whether you have come across a predator, contact us.

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Characteristics of predatory journals

  • Fictitious members of the editorial board.
  • Very short or no review procedure.
  • Incomplete information about publication fees; information is often provided only after accepting the article.
  • Sending spam: invitation to the editorial board / conference, call for papers.
  • False information about indexing in databases (WoS, Scopus, ERIH +, DOAJ).
  • They use misleading metrics. Made-up metrics to give the impression that the journals are of high quality.

How to defend against predators

  • Is the journal indexed in WoS, Scopus, ERIH + or DOAJ databases?
  • Does the journal have a clearly described peer review process?
  • Are affiliation data provided for the editorial board?
  • Assess the quality of articles as experts in the field.
  • Ask colleagues if they know the journal.
  • Publish in a verified journal.