Research profiles allow you to:
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 (supported by Thomson Reteurs and Elsevier) 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, and enables you to attach your identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, citations, experiments and patents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the following tools to help your research by, help promote yourself and your work and build a research community.
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