Monday, 7 November 2016

Researcher Profiles - Research impact and publishing - Library Guides at Monash University


Research impact and publishing: Researcher Profiles

Why set up a researcher profile?

Researcher profiles (or researcher portals) can maximise your research impact by:

  • 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
They provide institutions with a means to more accurately measure
performance, and can assist in identifying potential collaborators and
opportunities for research funding.

The four main profiling tools are:

The NHMRC  and the ARC encourage all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier. See NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
Google Scholar Citations is gaining popularity, however ResearcherID and Scopus Author Identifier
are used most widely throughout the higher education sector in
Australia as a result of their structured and verifiable analysis. Other
products such as Mendeley and Microsoft Academic Search are available.

Further reading: Heller L (2015) What will the Scholarly profile page of the future look like? Provision of metadata is enabling experimentation.

Managing you research profile

  ORCID Scopus author identifier Web of Science ResearcherID Google Scholar profile
Creating your profile

  • Authors are automatically assigned an author identifier
  • To find your author ID, login to Scopus, use author search to find your profile and Scopus Author ID.

Managing your profile
  • Publication information can be manually added or imported from databases
  • Refer to Link works or click the database names below for instructions:

    - Scopus

  • Your publications are linked automatically to your author ID
  • If you have multiple author profiles, use the Request to merge authors link, to request for them to be combined

  • Content can be updated automatically or manually
  • Automatic updates need to be checked to ensure publications are correctly assigned
  • Can be used on a webpage or embedded in grant submissions, etc.
  • Can be linked to other identifiers such as Scopus Author ID and Web of Science ResearcherID.

  • Publication lists are updated automatically from Scopus content (Note: content not indexed in Scopus cannot be added)
  • Citation metrics are available from 1996

  • The URL can be used on blogs or email signatures
  • Citation counts are generated automatically from Web of Science
  • Web of Science records link to ResearcherID profiles

  • Public profiles appear in Google Scholar results
  • The URL can be used to promote research output
  • Good coverage of all disciplines
  • Citation metrics updated automatically, however can appear inflated in comparison with other products' citation counts
More information

Researcher Profiles

Using social media to build your profile

There are many academic and professional networking sites which
provide a platform to create a profile, share papers, monitor citation
metrics and identify other people in particular research fields. These

Researcher Profiles - Research impact and publishing - Library Guides at Monash University

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