Thank you Simeon. I am talking about a case study of the practical application of ORCID to a scientific community, JpGU.
JpGU is acronym of the Japan Geoscience Union, which is a union of fifty Japanese associations in earth and planetary sciences. It was founded in two thousand five. JpGU is one of the large-scale academic communities in Japan, with more than nine thousand members are registered.
JpGU is characterized by international partnerships. JpGU entered in MoU with American Geophysics Union AGU, European Geosciences Union EGU, and Asia Oceania Geosciences Society AOGS.
JpGU’s largest event of year is annual meeting, usually held in a conference center in the Tokyo-bay area in May.
In JpGU Annual Meeting two thousand fourteen, a total of seven thousand and forty-six attendees are registered. There held one hundred ninty-four sessions in five days, which comprised two thousand four hundred twenty-eight oral presentations and one thousand three hundred seventy-eight posters. During the conference, JpGU’s official Twitter, Facebook, and specially-made smartphone app were used for announcements, although they were mostly unidirectional communication from the organizer to attendees.
In two thousand thirteen, JpGU launched its first open access and peer-reviewed e-journal, focuses Progress in Earth and Planetary Sciences, or PEPS. This journal covers all fields of earth and planetary sciences, including space sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid earth sciences, biogeosciences, and interdisciplinary research. It also welcomes review articles as well as original research articles. The editorial committee encourages JpGU members and international researchers to read articles and submit manuscripts.
Both annual meeting and the PEPS journal provided motivations to develop a JpGU’s original social network service. First, JpGU intends to facilitate scientific interactions--not unidirectional, but bidirectional communications between JpGU members particularly during annual meetings and pre- and post-meeting periods. Second, JpGU intends to promote contribution of JpGU members to the PEPS journal to increase access to articles and manuscript submission.
This is our social network service, My JpGU. I would like to mention that this web application was developed by Atlas, a premiere level sponsor of this meeting. My JpGU was designed as a science communication tool for JpGU members to showcase their research findings.
My JpGU is also connected to researchmap, an online directory and SNS of researchers in Japan
This is the interface of researchmap. This service is maintained by NII and JST. Researchmap is also ready for ORCID. It is important for JpGU to connect to researchmap because researchmap theoretically contains all researchers who have research funding number as personal identifier in Japan.
Now, I show the results of the access survey of My JpGU. The service was released on March seventeenth two thousand fourteen, and by the end of September, it recorded more than fifteen thousand page views. The first peak of page view came in April, prior to the annual meeting. Then the page view gradually decreased until August. However, approximately eight thousand one hundred page views were suddenly recorded in September because the release of My JpGU was announced to members by the online newsletter this month.
This table shows where visitors came from. As we can imagine, more than ninety percent of visitors were in Japan. Interestingly enough, however, there were substantial numbers of access from other countries such as the United States, Brazil, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Regarding users’ activity, only fifty-two users out of eight thousand three hundred sixteen registered users have edited their personal page. Of those, thirty-four users have added ORCID ID to their personal profile. Only twenty-four users have synchronized bibliographic records between My JpGU and ORCID as I demonstrated. Definitely, we need further promotion of my JpGU to members. Therefore, we are planning to hold on-site tutorials at the annual meeting next year.
So, what are our reasons to apply ORCID to My JpGU SNS? In other words, what does ORCID benefit JpGU? -- We have three reasons. [click] The first reason is internationality. In Japan, every researcher who is eligible for JSPS grants-in-aid has research funding number as personal identifier, but this identifier works only in Japan. JpGU eagerly promotes partnership with international societies of the same fields of research and welcomes foreign researchers to join. At this point, we take advantage of the ORCID as international unique identifier of researchers. [click] The second reason is interoperability. By using ORCID, we can share the research information between different web services such as My JpGU and potentially researchmap. [click] The third reason is connectivity. In near future when every single author of a scholarly paper show ORCID ID on it, authors will be perfectly traceable through online bibliographic retrieval systems such as Web of Knowledge and ScienceDirect. Authors will also be linked through ORCID to online directories and repositories of their affiliation such as university, research institute, government, company, and/or researchers’ association. ORCID can connect every research information at different websites. This is a great potential of ORCID.
Last but not least, I would like to thank the ORCID community for inviting JpGU to this conference. I highly appreciate Atlas people suggesting to use ORCID for My JpGU. The development of this application is financially supported by KAKENHI, JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research results. Thank you for your kind attention. [click]
JpGU meets ORCID
JpGU meets ORCID
Vice Chair, Japan Geoscience Union Information System Committee
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
Japan Geoscience Union
• A union of 50 Japanese associations in
earth and planetary sciences, founded
• More than 9,000 members
(one of the large-scale academic communities in
Japan Geoscience Union
• International partnerships with
• American Geophysics Union (AGU)
• European Geosciences Union (EGU)
• Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Annual Meeting 2014
• 7,046 registered attendees
• 194 sessions in 5 days
• 2,428 oral presentations and 1,378
• Twitter, Facebook, and JpGU app were
used for unidirectional announcements.
Launch of the PEPS journal
• JpGU’s open access & peer-reviewed
e-journal, launched in 2013.
• Covering all fields in earth and planetary
• The editorial committee encourages
JpGU members and international
researchers to read articles and submit
Motivations to develop
a social network service
• To facilitate scientific interactions
between JpGU members during annual
meetings and pre-/post-meeting periods,
• To promote contribution of JpGU
members to the PEPS journal.
My JpGU survey
Introduced in our
15,038 page views in total
567 275 285
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
My JpGU survey
Visitors came from…
1 Japan 2,209 93.92%
2 United States 44 1.87%
3 Brazil 19 0.81%
4 Germany 16 0.68%
5 Netherlands 12 0.51%
6 Russia 6 0.26%
7 Taiwan 6 0.26%
8 France 4 0.17%
9 Indonesia 4 0.17%
10 South Korea 4 0.17%
My JpGU survey
We need further
• 52 users out of 8,316 registered users
have edited their personal page.
• 34 users have added ORCID ID to their
• 24 users have synchronized bibliographic
records between My JpGU and ORCID.