TutorialsEntering publications into Pure

Warning At the moment, the scheme described on this page is a proposal only.

Pure is TU/e's system for storing data about research papers that we publish. The public TU/e research portal uses its data, as does your TU/e researcher profile page, and also the publications page on this very website. And even though publication counts are a poor quality metric, they are still taken into account to judge how groups within the university are doing – and these counts are gathered from Pure too. So it is really important that Pure contains correct and up-to-date data.

As soon as a paper gets published, we aim to enter it into Pure as soon as possible. Within ALGO, the guideline is that the (academically) youngest ALGO author on a paper is responsible for inputting that paper into Pure (rationale: the longer someone works here, the more other administrative tasks they generally already have on their plate).

To add a paper in Pure, click the green Add content button and click Research output > Create from template. You then end up with a list of paper types from which it is important to choose the right one, depending on if your paper appeared in a journal, a (weakly or strongly refereed) conference, a poster session, or some other outlet. To make sure we do this consistently, below we describe which Pure paper type to select for your paper.

Alternatively, Pure lets you import papers from other databases such as dblp via Research output > Import from online source. If you do this, please again make sure that you select the right paper type: other databases sometimes have different ideas about which papers get mapped to which Pure paper type.

Pure's list of paper types.
Pure's list of paper types.

Paper types

The most important paper types are the following.

If a publication could fall into two categories, pick the most prestigious one. For example, if you presented a poster at a conference and a description of that poster was published in the conference's (formally published) proceedings, then pick "papers in conferences or workshops with formally published proceedings" instead of using Pure's poster category.


Here are the sections in Pure's entry form that you should fill.

You can optionally fill the other sections in the form, but these are not essential. After clicking Save, library staff will review the data you entered and they may add additional information about your paper themselves if they feel like it.

Notes on the ALGO publication page

The publications page on this website gets its data from Pure. Since the Pure API is very slow, our system imports all publications from Pure into our own database, and shows them from there. This import process is triggered manually using this page.

To decide which papers ‘belong to ALGO’ (and hence should be shown on the page) we ignore Pure's ‘organisational unit’ field (as it is frequently wrong) and instead use a list of ALGO members. A paper ‘belongs to ALGO’ if it has at least one ALGO member in its author list. If some or all of your publications fail to show up on the publication page, we probably do not have your Pure user ID in our staff database yet. Please send the title of one of your papers in Pure to Willem so that your ID can be added (note to Willem: figure out the ID by searching for the title here and add it in config/staff.yml).

If some data is incorrect on the publications page, but it looks correct in Pure, ask Willem to fix it. In particular, the publications page on the ALGO website uses a simple heuristic based on the conference name to figure out if a conference is ‘strongly refereed’ or ‘weakly refereed’. If your paper is classified incorrectly, this can be fixed by ading the conference name to the list (note to Willem: see includes/vendor/aga/Site/Sync.php, line 169).