Scholarly Work Summary Tab

The summary is one way of viewing results of a scholarly search. The summary allows you to examine your search results with extra information. Summary of an individual scholarly work presents a quick extracted view of the most important pieces of information.


Result List 

The expanded view of each document on the result list page provides a summary of the document. Clicking on the expand icon next to individual items will expand the scholarly work summary information for an item on the result page.

Individual Scholarly Work

Clicking on each scholarly work on the result list page will take you to the individual scholarly work page where the summary tab is the default display. This page provides you all the information on the individual work document.

Anatomy of Summary Page

Bibliography (a)

The title bar for each document describes its key information. The title bar contains the following information about the scholarly work:

  • Title
    The title of the document is shown at the top of its result box. The title of the work does not need to describe what the article is about with any degree of specificity.
  • Authors
    Just below the title of the document in the title bar, author’s names are displayed.
  • Source of the Article
    On the title bar, below the author’s name is the source of the article along with the publication date. Here the name of the journal in which the article is published is mentioned along with the start end pages, volume, and issue.
  • Additional Info
    In the title bar the additional info about the article is shown. The additional information includes affiliation, field of study, patents whenever available.
  • Citation Count
    The title bar also provides the information on the citation. Below the additional info is listed the count both patent and scholar work that cites the document. Clicking on the number will lead to the scholar citation tab.
  • Reference Count
    Next along the row in the title bar is the number of sources used in the scholarly works. Clicking on the number will lead to the scholar reference tab.

Tabs (b)

Just below the title bar you will find the various tabs for exploring the document. They are:

  • The Summary Tab
    Contains key information about the document.
  • The Citations Tab
    Contains citations to this document.
  • The Reference Tab
    Contains sources used in this document.
  • The Recommended Tab
    Contains List of recommended works provided by Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG). Users can load these results as a full search in order to access filtering, sorting, annotations, collection management and more by using the button “View Recommended Work in Search” button.
  • The Collection Tab
    Contains the list of all the public collections in which the scholarly work exists. Get more information on Collection.
  • The Notes Tab
    Contains all the notes you have added to this scholarly work. You can also add more notes by clicking on the “New Note” button available on the page. Get more information on Notes.

Scholarly Toolbar (c)

Just below the various tabs in the individual scholarly work summary page you will find a toolbar with various functions to perform including share articles,  create collection, add to collection, remove from collection, make note and download citation.

  • Share Article
    On the toolbar of the individual scholarly work summary you can find a “Share Article” button. Clicking on the button will allow you to share the scholarly document to the major social media platform. You can also get the link to share the document.
  • Add/Remove/Create Collection
    On the toolbar of the summary you can find an option to create a collection, add individual documents to the collection or remove documents from the collection. You can find separate buttons for each of these actions.
  • Add Note
    “Make Note” button on the toolbar of the summary page allows you to annotate your finding with the note. A pop up will appear on clicking the button from where you can add a note to the document.
  • Download Citation
    In an individual scholarly page, you can click the “Download Citation” button in the toolbar. Clicking Download Citation will lead to a pop-up window with the title ‘Download Citation’. Here you will be able to select from a range of options to download your citation results.

Abstract (d)

An abstract is a summary of the main scholarly work. It includes information about why the research study was done, what the methodology was and something about the findings of the author(s). The abstract of the document is displayed if it is available in our database.

Authors (e)

The author of a work is the person who has been involved in all aspects of the creation of the work including research, design, analysis, and final presentation of the work. The authors for the work are displayed under this heading. Hovering over an author’s name will allow you to record your authorship which will be automatically added to your ORCID record. You can also filter your current search by the author, or you can create a new scholarly search for the author.

  • Recording Authorship
    Claiming an individual work can be done via the author tooltips on the summary tab of scholarly works.  The author tooltips will appear upon hovering over the name, press the Record Authorship button in the tooltip to record authorship and claim your work.

Institutions (f)

Institution is any investment fund, institutional investor or other financial intermediary with which an author of the scholarly work is affiliated or of which the author is a member, partner or employee. Hovering over an Institution’s name will allow you to filter the current search by affiliation or create a new scholarly search for affiliation.

Affiliated Institution Dossier (g)

Affiliated Institution Dossier provides a link to the International Industry & Innovation Influence Mapping (In4M) that uses citation-based metrics to map the influence of academic research on academia and enterprise. In4M explores, exposes and ranks the degree to which scholarly work output influences outcomes. Clicking on the link will lead to the In4M report of the institution.

Substances (h)

Here we can get the chemical information deposited by individual data contributors to the PubMed. Each chemical substance listed, reflects the chemical field listed in PubMed records. Hovering over the name of the substance displays the substance details and also allows to create a new search for the substance.

MeSH Terms (i)

MeSH terms are the national library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary or medical subject headings assigned to PubMed entries. Mesh term details like MeSH Heading, MeSH UI, Qualifier Name, Qualifier UI can be viewed by hovering over the MeSH terms. It also allows you to launch a new scholarly search for MeSH Terms.

Funding Info (j)

Funding info provides information on major funding organizations providing grants for the research. Hovering over the organization name will allow you to filter your current search by funding or create a new scholarly search for funding.

Clinical Trials (k)

Clinical trials are research studies performed in people that are aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioural intervention. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug or diet or medical device e.g. a pacemaker is safe and effective in people. Clinical trials in individual scholarly work indicates if it has any clinical trial information. Hovering over the clinical trial information provides the detail of the clinical trials. It also facilitates to view the clinical trials info in a new window as well as to create the new search for clinical trials.

Field of Study (l)

Field of study is the branch of knowledge of the work. It allows researchers to examine the way research theories interact with real life. Microsoft Academic determines the field of study based on machine learning parsing of all text in a record. Hovering over the field of study will allow to filter the current search by field of study or create a new scholarly search for the field of study.


Here, the conference in which the scholar work has been presented is listed. Hovering over the conference name will allow you to filter the current search by conference or create a new scholarly search for conference.

Histogram (Bar Graph) (m)

On the top right of an individual scholarly work summary page, there is a bar graph of citing scholarly works. The graph shows the number of documents citing this scholarly work over different years and the number of patents citing the document over different years whenever available.

Publication Information (n)

Below the bar graph for the scholarly work citation the information on the scholar work is listed. The journal in which the work is published along with start end pages, volume and issue, publication date, publication info, and the publisher of the work is displayed.

Open Access Source (o)

The articles published in an open-access journal that is indexed by the doaj, pmc-nih, unpaywall and core are flagged as open access in the Lens. The open access license type is also mentioned here. The open access info is provided below the scholarly work information in the individual summary page whenever available. Here the link to the publisher’s website and the full text is also shown.

Primary Sources (p)

On the bottom left corner of the scholarly work summary page source publication in which the scholarly works appear are listed.  The sources listed have links to CrossRef, NCBI’s PubMed, Microsoft Academy and Open Access full text from PubMed Central where available.

On the bottom of the individual scholarly work is the links to the source publication in which the scholarly work appears. It may include journal articles, preprints, books and book chapters, and conference proceedings.

Updated on January 17, 2023

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