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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers, and Social Networks: Overview

Tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher.



Did you know?

  • 85% of CNU faculty have visible online research profiles (whether intentionally created or not).
  • At least 71 CNU faculty have visible ORCiD IDs.
  • ORCiD IDs and SciENcv profiles are becoming required for grant funding and publication.
  • Databases that index articles often create a profile for you to claim or allow you to easily create one.
  • You can control the visibility of a profile or many profile elements.




Benefits of Author IDs for Researchers

 Ensure identification and correct attribution of your work.

  • Distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names.
  • Link all name variants and formerly used names (e.g., Garcia, A., Garcia, Anna, Garcia, A. J., Garcia-Smith, A.). Keep in mind that many publishers index initials and not a full name.
  • List your affiliations.

Use for career advancement and tenure.

  • Obtain up-to-date citation metrics to demonstrate your research and scholarly impact. Once you set up your profiles, your citation metrics are automatically updated.
  • Keep track of your h-indexes.
  • Manage your entire scholarly output and grant activity. Use new researcher identifiers not only with journal articles, but with books, chapters, conference papers, grants, patents, datasets, manuscript submissions, and more. 
  • Link ORCID, ResearcherID, and Scopus Author IDs for easy updates.
  • Take control of how your scholarly output is presented online globally. Make yourself findable. 
  • Improve administrative efficiency by keeping track of your entire scholarly output and re-using your biographical profile data.

Control privacy settings of your researcher profiles.

Find collaborators outside your institution and across disciplines.

Receive customized notifications about funding opportunities based on your publications and areas of interest. 

► Take your author profile to another institution.

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