What is BiomedExperts (BME)?
BiomedExperts (BME) is a revolutionary professional networking platform that allows scientists and researchers around the world to establish new contacts, share data and collaborate in ways never before possible.
Is BME free?
Yes! Every feature and function you currently see on the site is FREE. In the future, BME will be supported by advertising. In addition, BME may add paid Premium Services, but all the features and functions you have currently been enjoying on the BME site will remain FREE!
How was my profile created/generated?
Profiles in BME are generated by extracting and assigning the biomedical concepts from an article to the authors and co-authors that are listed within the published article. We have extracted from approximately 18 million scientific publications from over 20,000 journals. BME currently contains profiles of about 1.8 million biomedical experts from more than 160 countries, representing approximately 26 million connections in the pre-established BME network. BME users can access the system to revise and/or update their personal details, publications, and/or preferences.
Which sources of documents/contents did you use to make my initial profile?
Profiles in BME were automatically generated from the last 10 years of published articles in PubMed, a leading, authoritative service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. We chose only 10 years to cover a more active timeframe and to more accurately represent current experts.
What kind of changes can I make to my profile?
You can manage your online CV by adding your photo, details about your work and educational background.
How did you establish my original connections in the network?
Original network connections were generated from a disambiguation process that uses co-authors, locations, and the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™.
Why do I only see some co-authors in my network view?
Coauthors may be missing due to either missing publications not yet assigned to your profile (which you can assign using the Publication Wizard), publications not yet assigned to your co-author’s profile, or because your co-authors do not have a computed (pre-populated) profile.
If you invite these co-authors to register with BME and they assign their own publications using the Publication Wizard, they will then appear in your co-author network.
How does BME know where I am located or where I work?
BiomedExperts does not know exactly where you are located or where you work, but it does know where you have been active by extracting the country and city of the institution for which you have published.
I am a professional in the medical field but I have not published. Can I still join BME?
Yes, you will be able to join BiomedExperts but you will not be able to build a profile. You can build your own contact network by linking yourself to active members of the BME network through the “Add to my contacts” button available on BME expert profiles.
Why didn't the profile wizard find all of my publications?
BiomedExperts supports only publications listed in PubMed
Currently only publications listed in PubMed (www.pubmed.org) are part of BiomedExperts. So unfortunately, if the missing publications are not listed in PubMed, they cannot be added to your profile.
Publications having status "PubMed - as supplied by publisher" are not part of the system
Some publications listed in PubMed are not part of BiomedExperts, because NLM delivers all records to the license holder, like BiomedExperts, except for approx. 1.5% of the records. These records are marked in PubMed with the status "PubMed - as supplied by publisher".
The search name must match the author name in the missing publications
On the first page of the wizard the "search name" must match the author name as used in the missing publication. Please note that the surname must match exactly. e.g. regarding accents: So "Gámez" does not find publications with author "Gamez".
The initials specified on the first page of the wizard must be a prefix of the initials as used in the publications author list. If the publication was published under name "Smith, AJ" the corresponding search name should be "Smith", "A" or "Smith", "AJ". The initials always include the first letter of the first name (so in the example the search name "Smith", "J" would not return the missing publication).
Maybe the missing publications are already assigned to a "computed profile"
BiomedExperts represents a pre-calculated platform of authors detected on PubMed information. The pre-calculated author profiles are called "computed profiles" which are marked within the application by a grey icon. If the profile is not a "computed profile" then they are a registered member and are marked by a red icon.
In the profile wizard the "computed profiles" matching the given search name are displayed on the second page of the wizard. Please check the second page if one of the computed profiles represent you. If yes, you can merge the profile after opening the preview.
No, none of the previous holds and some publications are still missing
Please send a message to email@example.com including your login name and a short description of the missing publications (best would be the PubMed Id or the title and author list). We will be happy to help you.