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Pure integrations

Several products or tools have been integrated into Pure. For example to make you better visible as a researcher (ORCID) or to help with (citation) analysis (Altmetric & SciVal).

For more information see the LibGuides:

ORCID & Pure connection

You can either create an ORCID directly in Pure or register your existing ORCID there. This has a couple of benefits for the library, namely that we will always be sure that you are correctly connected to the right research. But more importantly for you: You can fill your ORCID page automatically from Pure.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Login into Pure
  2. Click on "Edit Profile"


  1. Click on "Create or Connect your ORCID ID" . You will now be directed to the ORCID site where you can generate your ORCID ID.
    Click on "Proceed"   
  2. Fill in all the required fields and press "register". In order to make optimal use of your ORCID ID, we recommend that you make your profile public.
  3. Pure will now request permission to access your ORCID ID. We ask you to grant this permission because Pure needs it to automatically update your ORCID profile with research output from Pure.

  4. Press "save" on the bottom of the Pure screen and you're done!


The UMCG and Altmetric

Altmetrics can be a valuable and additional tool to monitor and report on the attention surrounding your research. The Central Medical Library has launched an Altmetrics project in collaboration with researchers and other stakeholders in the UMCG to raise awareness about changing communication (and its importance) within science.


The data in the UMCG Altmetrics Dashboard comes from the University of Groningen research database 'Pure'. Pure includes all UMCG publications from research institutes, research programs and researchers.
The Altmetric dashboard adds additional statistics to these publications, such as the number of tweets, blogs, news posts, post peer reviews or policy documents that mention a publication, anywhere in the world.

Researchers can use the UMCG Altmetric Dashboard to:    

  • find out what is being said about your publication on the web, by whom and how often    
  • discover which policies (worldwide) refer to your publication(s)    
  • better understand the social relevance of scientific research; also at the level of research institutes and programs  

What can the CMB help with?

When looking at article-level impact there is a lot of different metrics we can deliver. The following options are not all we can do, if you have a specific request then we can also help with that.

Contact us for more information, an example report or other questions regarding impact and metrics at

Publications and Citations

  • Publications per year
  • Citations
    • Total citations
    • Per year
    • number of papers with X citations
    • In what journals did you receive the most citations?
  • Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI)
    • A normalized metric that allows you to compare yourself to others in your field
  • Papers that are in the top 10% or top 25% most cited  (Can also be done with FWCI)
  • Analysis per topic, are you leading within a topic?

"Key Authorships"

  • Number of papers where you were either First, Second, Penultimate or Last author.
  • All metrics mentioned on  this page can also only be specified to 'Key authorship' papers


  • International / national / local?  Which publications score the most citations?
  • With which authors or institutions do you work together?
  • What institutions or authors are leading in certain topics?
  • Percentage collaboration with industry.

Open Access

  • Percentage of Open Access publications
  • Analysis of missed chances: If you used all possibilities the library offers, how much open access could you have reached (usually 100%!) and how much does that differ from your actual open access percetage?


  • Who is talking about your research online? Has it been in the news? Did policy papers use it?

The library can help provide the information that is needed under the "Scientific and Societal Impact" chapter.  

For example: The data for the following table can be provided relatively easily.

Total number

Last 5 years

% Open Access (last 5 years)

All publications

1st authorship

2nd authorship

Second-to-last authorship

last authorships

Total number of citations (Scopus):

Development in citations per year over the past 5 years (Scopus, provide numbers or a graph):


Public outreach

  • Our research database Pure can produce a list of all your research 'Activities', 'Press/Media' and 'Prizes'. 
  • We can provide an "Altmetric" report. This is a report on all attention your papers have received online. This could be tweets or blogposts. But also mentions in the news or patents and policy documents can be found. For more information see our Altmetric page!



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