Help and explanations

Help and explanations

A collection of information on Cristin and how to use the system.

Logging on

Log on to Cristin with your employee-number and usual NHH-password.  (FEIDE-logon)

Faculty and administrative staff at NHH are registered as Cristin-users. Please contact Fredrik Kavli in the library if you cannot log on.

Publication points

Only scientific publications are to be reported to the government through the Cristin-interface.

The various national academic councils and the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) have jointly made an authoritative list of publication channels deemed as “scientific” within the different subject areas. The term “publication channel” represents journals, publishers or institutions.

Further, any publication must also meet the demands for a scientific level 1 or level 2 publications as shown below, in order to be eligible for publication points.

All publications reported through the Cristin-interface must comply with the following:

  • Author affiliation must be properly shown in the publication itself
  • The publication must be clearly distinguishable and identifiable, using ISSN or similar
  • Only publications marked with the current year of publication can be reported. A late 2015-publication cannot be reported as a 2016-publication if it was published too late for the reporting deadline.

Registering is compulsory

In order to meet the demand for high quality data with regard to analyzing NHH’s research activities; some publications and activities are compulsory to register in Cristin:

  • All kinds of journal publications
  • Conference appearances and presentations – also posters
  • All kinds of books
  • Reports or theses with a clear NHH-connection
  • Parts of books or reports

The NHH-employee is herself responsible for determining which activities or publications she does not need to register. Typical examples are speeches for a local sports-team, or journal articles without any professional affiliation whatsoever.

Publication channels and levels

In the report “vekt på forskning” [reference] the notion of a “publication channel” is introduced.  This unit is defined as periodicals, series, websites and book publishers organized in an editorial fashion, with the purpose of publishing scientific publications.

The publication channels are divided into two groups, with one of the groups scoring higher results in the financial model. The idea is that this skewed focus will help the researchers see the benefit of focusing on quality rather than quantity.

Quality in this connection is not regarding the single publications, but more closely connected to the larger-picture effects the model is supposed to impose on the publication patterns.

Level 1

This is the normal level of a scientific publication:

  • Introduces new knowledge
  • Is verifiable
  • Is accessible
  • Is peer-reviewed

Level 2

In addition to level 1, these publications are:

  • The most leading within a subject-field.
  • Publishing the most important publications.

The distribution of points between the two levels is as follows:

  • Monograph – 5 points (level 1), 8 points (level 2).
  • Anthology chapter – 0,7 points (level 1), 1 point (level 2).
  • Journal article – 1 point (level 1), 3 points (level 2).