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Introducing WolfPub – A publication management system for webpage development

WolfPubWe are pleased to announce the launch of WolfPub, an easy and secure way to manage your publications. WolfPub is a web-based system that allows you to maintain and store your publications, then WolfPub uses the database to format and post your publications to your webpage. As a faculty member, you can create an account and then start adding your new publications in a simple and secure way. You will no longer be required to open your webpages and edit them manually whenever you have a new publication in press. Just add the manuscript to the list of publications in your WolfPub account, and the WolfPub widget will take care of the rest.

WolfPub works with PubMed and it’s own database to manage your publications. On your webpage, it formats and displays your manuscripts that are “published” as well as manuscripts that are “in press,” if any. Users are only required to add publications that are in press in their WolfPub account. WolfPub automatically retrieves your “published” manuscripts from PubMed. WolfPub also updates the database when the in press manuscript lists on PubMed. During this process, if a publication added into the WolfPub database as “in press” has been listed on PubMed, your publication will be marked as “published.” The information displayed on your webpage will then be changed accordingly to reflect the journal volume and page numbers. Because of this feature, you are no longer required to keep watching your publications for a change in status.

We have developed a User Guide to help you understand how to use WolfPub, located Here.

The WolfPub widget will format and print the list of publications onto your webpage as shown in the example below:

WolfPub Screenshot

Example of WolfPub Output

Getting Started with WolfPub:

1. If you are a faculty member, visit http://biochem.ncsu.edu/wolfpub, and create an account.

2. Use your NCSU E-Mail address while creating your account.

3. When you finish creating an account, you will be provided a Key Code.

  • The key code helps you reset your Account Password if you forget it. The Code is strictly confidential, so please write it down and store it in a secure place.

4. Wait for your account to be activated by the administrator.

5. Once your account is activated, login and update your Search Term. The Search Term is something you use to search PubMed for your Publications. WolfPub needs your Search Term to fetch your publications from WolfPub.

  • One should carefully consider the search terms used here. On the Biochemistry department webpages, we have a single page for all faculty that displays the five most current publications.
  • In addition, most faculty also maintain their own webpage.
    • Dr. Clark’s lab page, for example, displays the three most current publications as well as a link to PubMed for a complete listing of publications.
  • The search terms identified in WolfPub will be used for all pages of a particular faculty member.
  • You may need to link terms:
    • For example: clark ac AND (caspases or chaperones or north carolina)
  • Depending on how specific you need to be, you may also need to use NOT to remove publications from authors with your same name.
    • For example: clark ac AND (caspases or chaperones or north carolina) NOT boehmi

6. Enter a numerical value in “Change display settings.”

  • This value will specify how many publications you wish to display on your page.

7. For publications that are currently “in press,” add them in your Account in WolfPub.

8. One can send a message to the WolfPub administrator, if necessary, using the “Contact Admin” option in your WolfPub account. Please include your “User ID” in the message. Your User ID is displayed to you when you log in. It is only then your Page will be integrated with the WolfPub Widget.

9. If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please let us know via the “Contact Support” option present in WolfPub.

Let’s get going!

How does WolfPub work?

WolfPub works both with it’s own database and with PubMed. WolfPub works based on a user’s Search Term that is specified in his/her account. First, WolfPub scans it’s database to determine if the user has a publication that is in press. For each such publication that is found, WolfPub looks for it on PubMed. If it is found, WofPub automatically marks the publication as published. If not, the publication remains “in press” in the WolfPub database. These publications are then prepared to be displayed on the webpage. Now, when WolfPub has finished scanning it’s database, it uses the user’s Search Term and searches PubMed automatically. It parses the results into an XML file, and then reads the XML to derive publications for the user: Journal Information, Publication Dates, and Author Names. WolfPub prepares each publication that is read from the XML file and sends the prepared publications to a widget that is dynamically loaded on the faculty member’s webpage. The number of prepared publications depends on user’s Display Preferences.

You too can use WolfPub.

For web developers interested in installing WolfPub on their site, contact the Biochem Blog admin using the form below.