Monday, 7 November 2016

Online Profiles - Scholarly Communication - OU Libraries


Online Profiles

Ways to maximize your impact, improve visibility, and boost impact.

Establishing your "brand" and promoting your research output is
increasingly important. The interconnectedness of the internet and
availability of new online tools allow for simple mechanisms to extend
the reach of research and scholarly output.

Why Create a Profile?

  • To make your research and teaching activities known
  • To increase the chance of publications getting cited
  • To correct attribution, names, and affiliations
  • To increase the chance of new contacts for research cooperation
  • To increase your scholarly visibility
There are two basic types of profiles, researcher author identifies and scholarly network profiles in online communities.

Online Communities is
a large researcher social network and connects scholars to each other.
You can add papers through a built in search using Microsoft Academic,
PubMed, and ArXiv. You can also add ful text. can email you
analytics about searchers finding your profile and publications.

is a large social network linking researchers by topics with the intent
to connect possible collaborators. It can be used to ask collegues
questions. You can choose which topics or researchers to follow. You can
automatically populate your publications list or add items from
reference management tools or add manually. You can even upload and
share full text publications (e.g. last author versions that many
publishers allow you to share).

started as a free online reference manager. Now owned by Elsevier, it
has become "an academic social network where you can manage your
research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate with over five
million researchers worldwide."

Researcher IDs

ORCID – is an
effort to connect all these researcher ID-systems together. The
Open Researcher and Contributor ID is still in development, but you can
create a profile, link it to your Scopus ID, ResearchID, and other

- is connected to Web of Science, EndNote, and Journal Citation
Reports. Researcher ID offers a public profile. You can choose what to
show publicly. Researcher ID is also important as a basis to provide
feedback to Web of Science for grouping author name variants or
corrections to affiliations.

The Scopus Author ID
helps author recognition and disambiguation when searching
publications. Many researchers already have a Scopus ID without
realizing it. You can still claim and manage your Scopus Author ID by
establishing an account in Scopus.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar
- The Google Scholar author pages are their own stand alone profile
using Google data. You can create a Google Scholar profile to quickly
showcase your publication list and view citation history and find cited
works. Many Google Scholar citations are incomplete and inaccurate, you
can improve access to your publications by creating an account and
identifying which publications in their database are yours.

Increasing Research Impact

Measuring Research Impact

Library Contact

Julia Rodriguez

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Online Profiles - Scholarly Communication - OU Libraries

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