Digital Measures FAQ
On the Publications screen there is a question, "Is this publicly available?" Exactly what does that mean?
Generally, almost all published research is considered "publicly available," even if a subscription is required. The option is available for specific research which may be privileged or not for public consumption.
How do I associate the principal contributor and subsidiary contributors to a new scholarly activity record?
Some faculty have had trouble using the entry mechanism in Digital Measures that associates creative, research, and grant activity records to the personal records of individual faculty members. To illustrate the general procedure, a video has been created to show the correct Digital Measures process for associating the principal contributor and subsidiary contributors to a new scholarly activity record.
What is the difference between a working paper under Publications, and an entry under Research in Progress?
"Research in Progress" is designed for a working outline of a research topic you are planning to pursue. Once that research is completed and the writing process begins, it becomes a "working paper," which should be entered on the Publications screen.
Why are some of my Working Papers and other publications missing from the "Intellectual Contributions" report?
There are three custom reports dealing with Intellectual Contributions. One is entitled, "Intellectual Contributions by Faculty." That report is to be ignored. It is only used by the Dean's Office to review articles recently published by faculty. The primary Intellectual Contributions reports are both labeled AACSB. They are called:
- (New) AACSB Table 10-1: Summary of Faculty Intellectual Contributions and Qualifications
- (New) AACSB Table 2-1: Summary of Intellectual Contributions
I need to edit a paper I co-authored with a colleague, but I am unable to make any changes to the record. Can this be changed so I can?
Unfortunately no. In Digital Measures, publications with multiple authors can only be entered by one of the authors. Once entered, only the designated author can make any changes to the publication. The College has discussed this issue with both the campus administrator of Digital Measures and Digital Measures itself. At this time, this process cannot be changed. If there is a record you need updated, please email the needed changes to Rob Robertson, email@example.com.
Digital Measures asks for both date publication has been accepted, and date published. Which is more important?
Date published. Faculty need to enter, at minimum, both the month and year a publication or conference proceeding has been published. if you enter a publication with only the year listed - and no month - Digital Measures will record it as having been published on January 1 of that year.
On the Publications screen there is a question regarding "First Editor." Is that the same as the "First Author"?
First Editor is for publications which a faculty member may have edited. It is not the same as first author.
On the Publications screen there is a question regarding "Ranking," and among the options in its dropdown menu is "Tier I", "Tier II" and "Tier III". What is this?
This was a field requested by the University's Faculty Senate to be included in Digital Measures. The College of Business has no use for it. There is an option to leave this field blank, so please leave it blank.
I can't remember my password, or I'm unsure if I ever set one. How can I log in?
To reset your password, go to the Digital Measures login page. At the bottom right of the screen is a link which says “Request your password”. Click it. You will be asked to give your campus email address. Upon submitting it a password will be sent to your campus email account. You can use it to immediately login. Once logged in, you will see on the left-hand menu an option to "Change Your Password." Click on it to set a password of your choosing.
I see "Working Paper" listed with two different categories on the Publications screen, as an option under both "Contribution Type" and "Current Status." What's the difference?
Commonly, all working papers should be defined in "Current Status" as a "Working Paper." When the paper is submitted or published, update the publication record by selecting "edit" and choosing the appropriate "Current Status." You do not have to enter the information in a second time. You only need to update the status.
Since AACSB and Walker College's own AQ/PQ document indicate that a working paper (even a permanent working paper that never makes it to a further stage) counts as an “other” intellectual contribution, "Working Paper" is offered as a "Contribution Type." If you are unsure exactly how a working paper will be ultimately used (book chapter, article, etc.), set its "Contribution Type" as "Working Paper." If the paper matures to a more specific category, "edit" the publication record by selecting the more appropriate "Contribution Type."
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