Embedding a group's publications list in a web page
It is possible to embed a group publications list within a group / department's own web page. The group list combines the individual lists of members and removes any duplicates, so this makes a simple way to keep the departmental website up to date with no administration needed beyond encouraging group members to keep their own list up to date. See also embedding an individual list in a web page.
It is possible to include all publications on one page, arranged by year [sample 1], or alternatively to display publications for each year its own page [sample 2]. Lists can be filtered by keyword/tag too; if group members add keywords to relevant publications (e.g. a topic like 'Neuroscience', marking significant publications '***', or entering a grant number like 'G12345'), then the subset lists can be included in your pages ([sample 3]).
For an example of what can be done, look at SenPEP's group publications list (University of Helsinki)
There are a number of sample pages which can be used as starting points for copying / pasting into your own web site (the look of these pages has been kept basic to keep the HTML source simple).
- Group sample 1: full list on one page,
- Group sample 2: publications for each year on a separate page,
- Group sample 3: selected publications
- [New in Oct 2009]: Group sample 4: embedding a search window
- [New in Oct 2009]: Group sample 5: adding a 'mini search' feature to your pages
The instructions below describe how to include a group publications list in your own web pages, and require a basic knowledge of HTML. It is also possible to add links from external web pages to your group publications list hosted on publicationslist.org (see your group account pages for details).
A. Setting up your group account
- Create a group account (a free trial is available), and invite group members to set up and publish their own publications lists. Instructions for doing this are on the group account page. Note your Group ID (e.g. '1234') which will be needed for fetching the group publications.
Check that the group publications list page (the 'Publications' button from
your group account page) is displaying the
group publications list OK. If there are no publications listed, make sure
group members have joined the group and pressed their 'Publish' button.
The group publications list page will be at a URL like the one below,
with your group ID in place of '1234':
B. Including group lists in your own web pages
- Make sure your web page has a valid DOCTYPE declaration, before the <html>
This is needed to tell Internet Explorer to render the page using its modern 'standards' engine rather than its older 'backwards compatibility / quirks' mode.
- In the web page where the list is to be shown,
add the following line to the <head> section:
This loads the stylesheet for rendering the publications, abstracts etc.
Inside the page, where you want the list to be inserted, add the following three lines,
replacing 1234 with your own Group ID, shown on your group account page:
The first line creates a block on the page where the list will be inserted.
The last line loads the latest version of the group publications and displays them (change '1234' to your own group ID)
Now, whenever the your web page is viewed it will incorporate the combined group's list of publications. No further action is required - the page will always show the most recently published lists from publicationslist.org. sample 1: full list on one page,
C: Advanced options
The sample above includes publications for all years on one page.
To render publications for each year on their own page,
with available years listed at the top, use the HTML code below
in place of the sample in step 3 above:
sample 2: one page per year
Note the year_filter=; entry for choosing the initially highlighted year, and the <div id='yearmenu'></div> placeholder for the year menu. If you prefer to create separate pages for each year, you can omit the 'yearmenu' div, and just set the year_filter value for each page. It is also possible to include multiple years in the filter, e.g. year_filter=[2007,2006,2005];
To show only selected publications, make sure the publications
in each member's list are tagged with the appropriate keywords/tags
(by editing the keywords field).
The text from step 3 above should be replaced by
the following (but replace the example keyword "neuroscience" with
the one corresponding to the publications you want included, and
pick your own group id in place of '1234') sample 3: selected publications
D: [New in Oct 2009] Adding a search interface
You can embed a search interface (see group search sample)
to let people search
metadata and full text of the group's publications.
the URL is: (NB: in the example below, replace 'g=1234' with your own group ID)
- To hide the standard banner and menus, use a link like below instead:
- You can also include a mini search text area on your pages which opens the search interface in a new window or tab. See the mini search sample for example HTML.