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5 Key Tips for Chemists: 4. Identify yourself and your work!

Enhance discovery of your work!

1. Publication identifiers (DOIs) 

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00187
(Zheng, T. et al. ACS Cent Sci. 20151, 270-8.)

(Hines S. (2008). C 2 H 6 . [Gaussian job archive] Imperial College London.)

2. Author identifiers (ORCIDs)  

ORCID: 0000-0003-2968-1674
(Leah McEwen)

3. Chemical identifiers (InChIs)  


How to use identifiers in your work:

  • Validate papers associated with your name
  • Tag records with chemical identifiers
  • Connect figures to supplemental data files
  • Automate search queries over several chemical forms
  • Include in your publications
    • Manuscripts
    • Data files
    • Presentations
    • CVs
    • Websites
    • Database records
    • Notebooks
    • Profile managers

Can you find THIS JOURNAL?

E. Willighagen, May 4, 2016 


Using DOIs

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1. To Google a chemical compound (InChI Key):

2. When you are looking for a certain compound in a published data set (InChI Key)*:

3. When you are looking for a certain data depositor (ORCID), and isomers of molecular formula C9H11N5O3 (partial InChI)*:

* Adapted from: Rzepa, H. S.

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