About Chua Junjie

Junjie is a Scholarly Communication librarian (research impact and copyright). He has an honours degree in Psychology from NUS and a Masters of Information Studies from NTU. In his free time, he enjoys learning foreign languages, playing the piano, fine arts, fiddling with R programming, inferential statistics – e.g. GLMs, predictive modelling & more.

Get your citations quickly, easily and accurately anytime!

For busy researchers like you, here’s a shortcut – use Researcher ID, Scopus Author Profiles and Google Scholar profiles to do the job!

Here’s why:

  • It takes literally just a few mouse clicks to get your latest citation counts anytime with well-maintained researcher profiles
  • You might miss out publications in Web of Science and in Scopus if you only do name searches (e.g. name variant issues, indexing errors in the databases
  • If you have a common name, a name search to obtain your publications and citations will be difficult as filtering of search results will be tedious
  • A well-maintained Google Scholar account allows Google Scholar to crawl the net to capture your citation counts optimally

How can NTU Libraries help you?

  • Pointers on managing your Researcher ID, Scopus authors IDs and Google Scholar account
  • How to effortlessly obtain your citations in Scopus and Web of Science
  • Possible ways that DR-NTU can further value add to your citation counts in Google Scholar

Contact us today to find out more!

Release of Impact Factors for Year 2016 – JCR 2015 Edition

The impact factors released for the year 2016  i.e. Journal Citation Reports 2015 Edition are now available.

For our NTU users, simply log into with your NTU network account via our NTU Libraries Homepage > Databases Titles > Journal Citation Reports > JCR Science Edition 2015/JCR Social Sciences Edition 2015 to access them.

Here are some highlights for JCR 2015 Edition:

Source: http://interest.ip.thomsonreuters.com/jcr-infographic

Source: http://interest.ip.thomsonreuters.com/jcr-infographic

New Platform for Journal Citation Reports

Dear NTU users,

Journal Citation Reports® is getting a facelift with a brand new interface and range of functions.

Here are two new features worth highlighting:

  1. New Visualising Tools – allow you to obtain citing and cited information and relationships of various journals
  1. Compare Journals – select, mix and match journals titles to obtain your own customised list of journal titles for easy comparison (e.g. Impact Factor, Article Influence Score)

You can now access the new Journal Citation Reports® using our NTU Libraries Database Page or via this link.

More information on the new Journal Citation Reports® can also be found here.

Feel free to email us @Scholarlycomm@ntu.edu.sg should you have any enquires about using the new Journal Citation Reports®.

Publishers now require authors to use ORCID Identifiers when they submit their publications for review

Dear NTU researchers,

In addition to the Royal Society, seven more publishers now require you to use an ORCID identifier during your manuscript submission process. They are: The American Geophysical Union (AGU), eLife, EMBO, Hindawi, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Public Library of Science (PLOS).

This means that when you submit your manuscript to these publishers, you need to provide your ORCID ID number.

Interested to find out more? You may wish to refer to ORCID’s official blog for more details.

Also, to know more about why and how you can create an ORCID ID, you may wish to refer to our scholarlycomm blog entry on ORCID related information, and the ORCID official website.

Feel free to email us @Scholarlycomm@ntu.edu.sg  should you have any enquires related to ORCID.

Release of Impact Factors for Year 2015 – JCR 2014 Edition

The impact factors released for the year 2015 i.e. Journal Citation Reports 2014 Edition are now available.

For our NTU users, simply log into with your NTU network account via our NTU Libraries Homepage > Databases Titles> Journal Citation Reports > JCR Science Edition 2014/JCR Social Sciences Edition 2014 to access them.

Here are some notable new updates/indicators that can be found in. JCR 2014 Edition:

  1. Journal Impact Factor Percentile – compares the performance of journals across categories
  1. Percent Articles in Cited Items – tracks the proportion of articles in non-review journals
  1. Normalized Eignefactor – indicates the relative influence of a particular journal in relation to another journal in the same pool

More details about these updates and more can be found here.

Below are some examples of titles that are added for the first time in JCR.

JCR Science Edition 2014 JCR Social Sciences Edition 2014
Journal Title Impact
Journal Title Impact Factor
Analysis and Mathematical Physics 0.475 Contemporary Southeast Asia 0.469
Journal of Visualized Experiments 1.325 Critical Sociology 0.491
IET Biometrics 0.857 Journal of Socio-Economics 0.505
European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1.195 Sport Management Review 1.214
Biomaterials Science 3.831 Social Psychological and Personality Science 2.561
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering 0.481 First Language 1.400
Nanophotonics 5.686 Journal of Destination Marketing & Management 1.000
JAMA Internal Medicine 13.116 Global Strategy Journal 3.694
Journal Of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 0.500 Historical Journal 0.479
IEEE Journal On Emerging and Selected Topics In Circuits and Systems 1.524 Journal of Behavioral Addictions 1.873

The full list of the 272 titles that are added for the first time in JCR can be found here.

Need assistance or more information about impact factors and citation counts? Feel free to contact us @scholarlycomm@ntu.edu.sg. Our friendly scholarly communication librarians will then get in touch with you to assist you.

Maintain and update your Author Profiles to get your citation numbers easily!

Getting citation and publication information need not be so painful, especially nearing the critical period of annual performance appraisal or Promotion & Tenure (PT) exercises.  It can be a breeze when you consistently maintain your author profiles that group your publications so that you can quickly access the citation information.

Here’s how you can create & maintain your author profiles for commonly used citation databases – Web of Science, Scival Scopus and Google Scholar.

Database: Sciverse Scopus

Scopus has a built-in Scopus Author Feedback Wizard to let you manage your publications and citation numbers of publications indexed in Scopus.

Scopus assigns each author with a unique Author Identifier (Author ID) and automatically groups publications by the same author under the Author ID. This automatic population comes with its pros & cons – the good thing is you don’t have to build your publication list from scratch. The not so good thing is that sometimes you have missing or additional publications!

The Scopus Author Feedback Wizard allows you review and to remove and/or add publications under your Scopus Author ID.

Details on how to use the Scopus Author Feedback Wizard is here.


Database: Web of Science (WOS)

Unlike Scopus which has a built-in feature to manage Authors and their publications, WOS uses the ResearcherID platform to allow authors to manage their publications. Authors will need to create a ResearcherID account and update their publications on the ResearcherID platform. They can search within Web of Science using their ResearcherID number to pull out publication and citation information.

Many of our NTU Authors already have a ResearcherID set up for them in 2010 using their NTU email address.

You can find out more about creating a ResearcherID including updating your publications here.

Please note: Changes made to ResearcherID will be reflected in WOS after 2 weeks. This means that if you update your ResearcherID with new publications, you can only find these publications and their citation numbers in WOS using your ResearcherID after 2 weeks.


Database: Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations lets authors keep track of citations to their scholarly articles available on the web.

More information on setting up Google Scholar can be found here.


I cannot stress enough how important it is to set up the profiles and regularly maintain them.  Setting up these profiles alone is not sufficient. You need to spend some time to regularly maintain them, for example, ensuring that your latest publications are added. By doing these two steps, getting an accurate citation count for all your publications indexed in these databases will become much easier!

If you need help with any of the above citation databases, do approach your Subject Librarians and we would be glad to assist you.

ORCID – What, Why and How

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID and is a unique and persistent digital identifier to let you distinguish yourself from other researchers, specifically those who have the same names or initials as you.

By using ORCID, your scholarly works can be correctly attributed to you right at the point of publishing and you will have an easier way to consolidate your publications and citation counts in indexing databases such as Scopus and Web of Science.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Register for ORCID at https://orcid.org/register

  • Complete the form and click “Register”
  • You will receive an email. Click on the link in the email to verify your email address
  • Your registration is complete

  Step 2: Add information about yourself

  • We recommend that you complete at least the “Employment” portion so that you can be easily distinguished from other authors of the same name.

Under Employment please add “Nanyang Technological University”.

Integration between ORCID and Citation Databases

You can also integrate your ORCID with citation indexes such as Scopus & Web of Science (via ResearcherID). This way, ORCID will have a consolidated list of your publications that are indexed in these 2 databases. Also, Scopus & Web of Science (via ResearcherID) will be able to recognize your ORCID and reduce author ambiguity thus allowing  author attribution to take place faster and more accurately.

We strongly recommend that you choose only ONE database (Scopus or Web of Science) to integrate with ORCID. This is because, at this point, ORCID platform cannot distinguish duplicate articles.

For example, if you integrate ORCID with both Scopus and Web of Science and you have an article that is indexed in both databases, this article will appear twice in your ORCID. You will have to manually remove duplicate articles from your ORCID profile. Therefore, we recommend that you choose the database that best showcases your publication & research to be integrated with ORCID.

More information on integrating ORCID to Scopus & Web of Science:

1.  Web Of Science (Via ResearcherID)

Information:  http://wokinfo.com/researcherid/integration

2.  Sciverse Scopus

Information: http://blog.scopus.com/posts/scopus-author-identifiers-further-linking-with-orcid

Scopus2ORCID Feedback Wizard:  http://orcid.scopusfeedback.com/


Should you need assistance with regards to ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus Author ID,  please contact scholarlycomm@ntu.edu.sg.