Help and Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What is SprintKnowledge?

SprintKnowledge is an academic search engine and digital archive of academic content. In our multidisciplinary database we index journals, conferences, books, Master theses, and Ph.D. dissertations.

What types of academic content are indexed and abstracted in SprintKnowledge?

SprintKnowledge indexes academic content and research in the form of journals, conferences, books, Master theses and Ph.D. dissertations. We consider academic content any type of empirical or theoretical research in any subject area. Both subscription and open access academic content are indexed and abstracted.

Why is indexing important?

To be recognized as an authoritative, high-quality source of information, any publishing outlet of valuable research and academic insight must be widely available. Indexing and abstracting services facilitate the broadest dissemination of information by pointing researchers to articles that are relevant to the field. Once a journal is launched and has a track record of timely publication and solid content, it is appropriate to contact indexing and abstracting services for consideration.

How can I showcase my indexation in SprintKnowledge? Which logo can I use?

You can access and download the SprintKnowledge logo from your account in the SprintKnowledge Marketing Resources section. You can download different forms of promotional material you can use to showcase your indexation in SprintKnowledge. The ‘Indexed in SprintKnowledge’ logo is available for download and post on your website to showcase your presence in our digital library and academic search engine.

How do I get a Creative Commons license on to my content?

You should start by examining the different types of CC licenses (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/) available and choose the one that is the most appropriate for your publishing outlet. For more information, visit http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Before_Licensing.

Once you decide on a particular type of CC license you should put the icon associated with your chosen Creative Commons license on your website and in relation to the published articles. You should note that the most used and less restrictive CC license is the CC BY license.

What are the basic standards that a journal or a conference should meet for a possible indexation in SprintKnowledge?

Applications for journals or conferences are thoroughly examined in order to provide high-quality curated content in our digital library. Nonetheless, there are some basic criteria any application should exhibit.

Coverage:

  • Topic: we cover all scientific and scholarly subjects as the ones outlined by the Library of Congress Classification.
  • Types of resources: academic and scientific journals and conferences that publish conceptual or empirical research
  • Admissible sources: we accept sources from various mediums, such as academic, government, commercial, non-profit, and private sources.
  • Target audience: the primary target group of the journals and conferences indexed in SprintKnowledge should be researchers.
  • Content: for the most part, the content of the journals and conferences should publish research articles. Other types of content that are acceptable can be book reviews, reports, teaching notes, case studies, and commentaries.
  • All languages are accepted.

Access:

SprintKnowledge indexes journals and conferences that have full text availability, partial or subscription based content.

SprintKnowledge Search Engine

Where can I search the SprintKnowledge Digital Library?

Our academic search engine was designed is such a way that any user, Academic or Researcher, can easily search for any type of academic content on any webpage available.

You can start searching our digital library from our homepage and on any page in the website using the Search available on the right sidebar of every page.

Why is the subject area that I'm looking for not covered?

This is because we have not indexed any journals, conferences, books, theses or dissertations in that topic area yet. Applications for journals, conferences, books, theses and dissertations in any area of study are always welcome.

What information about a journal, conference, book, thesis, dissertation or article can I find in SprintKnowledge?

You can use our Search Tool to look for journals, conferences, books, theses, dissertations and articles in our digital library. You can refine your search results by using different sorting and filtering tools available on the left side of your screen. Also, you can search any of the following aspects:

  • All fields
  • Title (it searches the title of articles, journals, conferences, theses, dissertations, books)
  • Content type: Journal, Conference, Thesis/Dissertation, Book
  • Keywords
  • Subject
  • Abstract
  • Year of publishing
  • Authors
  • ISSN / ISBN

If you write more than one word in your search query it will be treated as a phrase.

The result of your search query will present the general information about the journal article, conference article, book, thesis or dissertation, the abstract or summary, links related to your search query, and BibTex information.

What do all the search fields represent?

Title: By using this search field, you will discover articles, journals, conferences, books, theses and dissertations that are similar to your search query.

Year of Publication: Represents the year of publication of the academic content or year of completion of the Master thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.

Subject: Represents the main topic of the journal or conference article, thesis, dissertation or book being searched.

ISSN / ISBN: The ISSN refers to the print or online version of the journal or to both of these ISSNs types (ISSN or eISSN). ISBN applies to conference proceedings and books that do not have a frequency of publication.

Keywords: The descriptive keywords that showcase the aim and scope of the journal, conference, book, thesis or dissertation.

Authors: The authors of the Academic Content.

Content type: Type of academic content indexed in SprintKnowledge: Journals, Conferences, Books, Theses and Dissertations.

Account Information

How do I get a SprintKnowledge account?

You will receive your account credentials via email once your academic content is accepted and the indexing fee is covered. You will receive:

  • an Username which will be your email address;
  • an assigned Password which you can then change in your account.

How do I log into my Publisher account?

You can log into your account after your academic content has been accepted in to SprintKnowledge.

How can I change my password?

If you wish to change your password, you have to be logged in your account and on My Account you can type in your current password and the new password you would like for your account settings.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password? How do I reset it?

To reset your password, click the link below: Forgot password

Enter the email address you used to create the account. You will receive an email with a new password that you can then change in your account. If you don't receive an email, check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there.

Journals at SprintKnowledge

How can I apply for indexing and abstracting in SprintKnowledge for my journal?

As an Editor or Representative of a journal, you can apply for indexing in SprintKnowledge by filling in the recommendation form.

Considering the information needed for application, we recommend that only publishers or editors should complete the application form. Every answer you provide in the application form is manually verified to assure that high-quality curated content is indexed in our scientific digital library and academic search engine.

After a review period you will receive an email with the result of your journal’s evaluation and decision regarding the inclusion in SprintKnowledge.

What is an open access journal?

Open access journals are freely available on the Internet, and users can read, download, print, copy, and distribute (depending on their Creative Commons license) the full text of the article provided that the author(s) is acknowledged and the work is properly cited.

Does SprintKnowledge only indexes open access journals?

No, all types of journals can be indexed in SprintKnowledge, including subscription-based journals. We aim to promote and increase the visibility of journals regardless of their open access status.

How do I upload article metadata to SprintKnowledge?

Every journal’s person of contact at SprintKnowledge is responsible for uploading metadata for all published articles. SprintKnowledge does not actively collect article metadata for the journals and conferences it indexes.

To upload metadata, you must log in to your Account before you can begin to upload metadata. You can upload metadata for various types of academic content (journals, conferences) in your account.

You should ensure that all information related to each type of academic content is up-to-date in SprintKnowledge before you upload metadata. If there are any errors in the ISSN information, the upload will fail. For any information update, please contact us at: hello[at]SprintKnowledge[.]com

There are two ways to get your metadata uploaded to SprintKnowledge:

1. You can enter the metadata, manually, for each article, using the 'Enter Article Metadata' tab. This tab opens a new window that lets you add all the information necessary for each of your published article. You can add the following information:

  • Article Title;
  • Author(s);
  • URL;
  • Journal;
  • ISSN;
  • Year;
  • Date;
  • Volume;
  • Number;
  • Pages;
  • Abstract;
  • Keywords.

This method of uploading metadata is great for you if your journal publishes a few articles per month.

Your journal’s Table of Contents will be updated automatically, and each new article added to SprintKnowledge will have a new webpage on our scientific digital library and academic search engine.

2. You can import BibTex for all your types of content indexed in SprintKnowledge.

The Import BibTex button is visible everywhere in your account. Even if you have just 1 journal or 3 journals and 2 conferences, you can easily upload all the BibTex information associated with all your academic content indexed in SprintKnowledge.

As soon as the BibTex has been processed successfully, the articles are published and indexed in SprintKnowledge automatically.

How can I change or update information about the journal indexed in SprintKnowledge?

We highly recommend you make sure that the information about any journal or other type of academic content indexed and abstracted in SprintKnowledge is current.

If you wish to change or update any information, please contact us via email at: hello[at]SprintKnowledge[.]com

Your email should include:

  1. ID of Academic Content indexed in SprintKnowledge
  2. Information that requires updating and the change you wish to make

How do I correct an error in a journal’s article metadata?

To correct any errors regarding your articles’ metadata, you have to go to the Articles tab in your account (Journals -> Articles), select the journal in which the article you want to edit is published, look for the article you want to correct and click Edit.

In this new window, you can edit all the information regarding the article that contains errors.

Conferences at SprintKnowledge

How can I apply for indexing and abstracting in SprintKnowledge for my conference?

As an Editor or Representative of a conference, you can apply for indexing in SprintKnowledge by filling in the recommendation form.

Considering the information needed for application, we recommend that only publishers, organizers or editors should complete the application form. Every answer you provide in the application form is manually verified to assure high-quality curated content is indexed in our scientific digital library and academic search engine.

After a review period you will receive an email with the result of your conference’s evaluation and decision regarding the inclusion in SprintKnowledge.

How do I upload article metadata to SprintKnowledge?

Every conference’s person of contact at SprintKnowledge is responsible for uploading metadata for all published articles. SprintKnowledge does not actively collect article metadata for the conferences and conferences it indexes.

To upload metadata, you must log in to your Account before you can begin to upload metadata. You can upload metadata for various types of academic content (journals, conferences) in your account.

You should ensure that all information related to each type of academic content is up-to-date in SprintKnowledge before you upload metadata. If there are any errors in the ISSN information, the upload will fail. For any information update, please contact us at: hello[at]SprintKnowledge[.]com

There are two ways to get your metadata uploaded to SprintKnowledge:

1. You can enter the metadata, manually, for each article, using the 'Enter Article Metadata' tab. This tab opens a new window that lets you add all the information necessary for each of your published article. You can add the following information:

  • Article Title;
  • Author(s);
  • Editor;
  • URL;
  • Conference;
  • ISSN / ISBN;
  • Book Title (Proceeding name);
  • Volume;
  • Number;
  • Pages;
  • Publisher;
  • Abstract;
  • Keywords.

This method of uploading metadata is great for you if your conference publishes a few articles per month.

Your conference’s Table of Contents will be updated automatically, and each new article added to SprintKnowledge will have a new webpage on our scientific digital library and academic search engine.

2. You can import BibTex for all your types of content indexed in SprintKnowledge.

The Import BibTex button is visible everywhere in your account. Even if you have just 1 conference or 3 journals and 2 conferences, you can easily upload all the BibTex information associated with all your academic content indexed in SprintKnowledge.

As soon as the BibTex has been processed successfully, the articles are published and indexed in SprintKnowledge automatically.

How can I change or update information about the conference indexed in SprintKnowledge?

We highly recommend you make sure that the information about any conference or other type of academic content indexed and abstracted in SprintKnowledge is current.

If you wish to change or update any information, please contact us via email at: hello[at]SprintKnowledge[.]com

Your email should include:

  1. ID of Academic Content indexed in SprintKnowledge
  2. Information that requires updating and the change you wish to make

How do I correct an error in a conference’s article metadata?

To correct any errors regarding your articles’ metadata, you have to go to the Articles tab in your account (Conferences -> Articles), select the journal in which the article you want to edit is published, look for the article you want to correct and click Edit.

In this new window, you can edit all the information regarding the article that contains errors.

Theses and Dissertations at SprintKnowledge

How can I apply for indexing and abstracting in SprintKnowledge for my Master thesis or Ph.D. dissertation?

As an Author of a Master thesis or Ph.D. dissertation, you can apply for indexing in SprintKnowledge by filling in the recommendation form.

Considering the information needed for application, we recommend that only Authors should complete the application form. Every answer you provide in the application form is manually verified to assure high-quality curated content is indexed in our scientific digital library and academic search engine.

After a review period you will receive an email with the result of your thesis or dissertation’s evaluation and decision regarding the inclusion in SprintKnowledge.

How do I correct an error in my thesis or dissertation’s information?

We highly recommend you make sure that the information about any book or other type of academic content indexed and abstracted in SprintKnowledge is current.

If you wish to change or update any information, please contact us via email at: hello[at]SprintKnowledge[.]com.

Your email should include:

  1. ID of Academic Content indexed in SprintKnowledge
  2. Information that requires updating and the change you wish to make

Books at SprintKnowledge

How can I apply for indexing and abstracting in SprintKnowledge for my book?

As an Author of a book, you can apply for indexing in SprintKnowledge by filling in the recommendation form.

Considering the information needed for application, we recommend that only Authors should complete the application form. Every answer you provide in the application form is manually verified to assure high-quality curated content is indexed in our scientific digital library and academic search engine.

After a review period you will receive an email with the result of your book’s evaluation and decision regarding the inclusion in SprintKnowledge.

How do I correct an error in my book's information?

We highly recommend you make sure that the information about any book or other type of academic content indexed and abstracted in SprintKnowledge is current.

If you wish to change or update any information, please contact us via email at: hello[at]SprintKnowledge[.]com.

Your email should include:

  1. ID of Academic Content indexed in SprintKnowledge
  2. Information that requires updating and the change you wish to make