Why set up a researcher profile?
- increasing the visibility and accessibility of your research output
- ensuring work is correctly attributed to you
- generating citation metrics which indicate the reach of your work
performance, and can assist in identifying potential collaborators and
opportunities for research funding.
The four main profiling tools are:
Mendeley and Microsoft Academic Search.
Google Scholar Citations is gaining popularity, however ResearcherID and Scopus
are used most widely throughout the higher education sector in
Australia as a result of their structured and verifiable analysis.
The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian
Research Council encourage all researchers applying for funding to have
an ORCID identifier. See NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
Managing your research profile
Register for an identifier at the ORCID website
- Publication information can be manually added or imported from databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, Australian National Data Service and Europe PubMed Central.
- The ID can be used on a webpage or embedded in grant submissions, etc.
- ORCID accounts can be linked to other identifiers such as Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID.
Scopus Author Identifier:
Find specific authors using the "Author search" tab in the Scopus database
- Each author is automatically assigned a unique number and their publications are linked to this number
(Note: If all of your publications are not listed under a single profile, you can request to merge them)
- Publication lists are updated automatically from Scopus content. Content that is not indexed in Scopus cannot be added.
- Detailed citation metrics are available from 1996
Access profiles via the "ResearcherID" tab in Web of Science, or directly from the ResearcherID website
- Authors create and manage their profile, and manually add to their online publication list via Web of Science or EndNote
- The URL can be used to promote research output on blogs or in an email signature
- Citation counts are generated automatically from Web of Science
- Web of Science records link to ResearcherID profiles
Google Scholar Citations:
Set up a profle using the "My Citations" link in Google Scholar
create profiles, then content can be updated automatically or manually.
Automatic updates need to be checked to ensure publications are
- Public profiles appear in Google Scholar results and the URL can be used to promote research output
- Good coverage of all disciplines. Includes book citations
metrics are updated automatically, however they are not limited to
peer-reviewed journals and can appear inflated in comparison with other
products' citation counts
Researcher Profiles - Research Impact and Publishing - Library guides at Monash University