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Experts Directory: Publication Types

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Scholarly & Creative Work Types


Journal articles

Academic articles published in a journal


Abstracts / Conference proceedings

Published abstracts or proceedings of a conference presentation



Published books


Book chapters

Contributions published in a book or collection


Book reviews

Published reviews of a book written by another author



Published datasets

Extension publications

Fact sheets and other publications produced by the OSU Extension. These are added to Experts automatically and cannot be edited. Please submit any publications missing from your profile via the Open Research Oklahoma (ORO) submission form.


Published figures


Internet publications

Works published online that do not fit into an existing category such as journal article, video/audio/media, interview, etc



A print or online newsletter.



Encyclopedia entries and other publications that do not fit into another category



Published patents


Pedagogical material

Teaching curricula and other published teaching materials


Popular press

Published works in newspapers, magazines, or other non-academic or non-scholarly media



Posters presented at scholarly/professional meeting/conference



Articles accepted for publication but not yet published and/or reviewed. Preprints imported through connected databases will be linked to later-published journal articles also automatically imported.


Presentations given at conferences, meetings and to extension groups



Published reports, including extension publications published institutions other than Oklahoma State. Note: OSU fact sheets and other extension publications are automatically imported into Experts Directory as Extension Publications. Please submit missing publications via the SHAREOK submission form.


Software / Code

Published programs, applications, code


Theses / Dissertations

Authored, not supervised, theses or dissertations


Videos, podcasts, interactive digital works and other media creations

Working papers

Preliminary scientific papers