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Enhancing Research Impact

Online Scholarly Profiles

Online scholarly profiles or "Researcher identifiers" provide a way for you to post your list of publications to the web along with personal identifying information, such as institutional affiliation.

Examples of researcher ids are:Google Scholar Author Profiles, Orcid Ids, and Publons. See boxes below for information.

Why set one up?

  • They help avoid confusion with ("disambiguate") research of persons with the same name.
  • Depending on the researcher identifier, enables you to track number of citations to your work and link out to literature that cites your work.
  • You can put a link to the researcher identifier from a webpage.
  • Bibliographic databases may include ability to search, or link to, researcher ids
  • When people find one paper they like, the researcher id links them to a list of your other publications.

Additional resources:

Google Scholar My Citations

A Google Scholar citatior profile enables you to create a public or private listing of your publications, with links to items in Google Scholar that cite them.

You can then link the profile to a website. Or you can see the link under "My Citations" when you search Google Scholar.

See document immediately above or click here and here.


Consider setting up a Publons profile to "track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-maintain profile."

Orcid Identifiers

Orcid Identifiers:

"ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized."