LinkedIn now gives you the ability to add publications to your LinkedIn profile. Currently, each publication must be added manually including title, author list, data, abstract, etc. which can be a real drag if you need to enter more than a couple publications. If you're a Firefox user, you can use this simple script to fill in publication data by entering only a PubMed ID.
To install the script:
- Install the GreaseMonkey Firefox extension by going here and hitting "Add to Firefox".
- Install the LinkedIn-PubMed ID Lookup script by going here and hitting "Install".
- Edit your profile on the LinkedIn site and go down to the link that says "Add a publication". This link will come after your "Experience" section.
- You should see at the top of the form an input box for PubMed ID. Enter your id and hit the search button. The form should be filled out with the publication information as acquired from PubMed. If you're happy with the results, hit submit. Otherwise, edit to your liking and hit submit.
Here are screen shots of what the LinkedIn page looks like before you install the script:
Here's what the form looks like after submitting a PubmedId:
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I was able to successfully enter all my publications, but I am certain there will be instances where it falls flat. Let me know how it works for you!