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Supporting Research at Murdoch: Raising your profile

Research Profiles

Research profiles allow you to:

  • Manage your publications list
  • Avoid misidentification
  • Track citation counts
  • Attribute your research output to Murdoch University
  • Promote your research locally, nationally and globally 
  • Be identified by potential collaborators
  • Enhance your Murodch staff profile page by including a link to other profiles

There are a number of researcher profile services available and you may find that more than one profile service is required to include all of your research. Each service has different advantages.

Free researcher profiles are available from the following services:

ORCID  
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is the persistent digital identifier which distinguishes you from other researchers. It provides two basic services:

  1. a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and 
  2. interfaces that support system-to-system communication and authentication.

Registering for an ORCID profile streamlines manuscript submission and grant applications. It enables you to attach your identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, citations, experiments and patents. Some journals now require you to submit your ORCID as part of the process when submitting articles for publication.

Author Identifier - Scopus (Elsevier)
The Scopus Author Identifier, by Elsevier, assigns a unique number to each author in the Scopus database and groups together all their publications. It accounts for variant versions of names by matching affiliations, addresses, subject areas, co-authors and dates of publication. It automatically calculates citation counts and the h-index. More information about Using your Scopus Author Identifier is available from the Scopus tutorials.

ResearcherID - Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
ResearcherID, by Thomson Reuters, assigns a specific ID number to each registered researcher in order to reduce identity issues. Researchers can add the details of their publications to their individual profile and these are made available to anyone searching the database. Citation metrics such as number of times cited and h-index are automatically calculated using details from Web of Science.

Murdoch researchers can access valuable information on Using Scopus and Scival and updating Scopus profiles (MAIS login required). Contact your subject librarian for assistance if required. 

My Citations - Google Scholar
Create a profile in Google Scholar to ensure correct attribution of your publications and citations. Profiles can be private or public. All citations should be checked for accuracy.

Using Social Media for Your Research

There are great advantages in using social media to help your research and help raise your academic profile. There are a variety of online tools at your disposal however, you should use them wisely. If used correctly, social media can add much value to your research. 

Online Guides

 Social media: A guide for researchers [PDF]

 Web materials 1: links and resources [PDF]

 Web materials 2: researcher case studies [PDF]

 Media Cheatsheets via Mashable

 ABS/Universities Australia Agreement - Access to CURFs

Useful Tools

Use the following tools to help your research by, help promote yourself and your work and build a research community.

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What to Read Before Using Social Media for Your Research?

Using Social Media to Disseminate Research Output

Research Repository

The Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research created by Murdoch University staff and students.

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