Multiple profiles provide increased visibility and impact. Researchers around the world and in different disciplines have access to different resources. Create profiles and identifiers that will ensure your work is seen and counted in the widest possible arenas. For maximum impact, make sure the profile stays up-to-date.
When creating a new profile, only include what you want to be shared publicly. Before adding full-text documents of your works, ensure that you have copyright permission from the publisher.
Create a research profile in Digital USFSP to showcase your work and research interests. Your author dashboard shows downloads from around the world. Citations also link to PlumX altmetric data showing mentions on social media, reviews, videos, etc. To create or update your profile, please contact your library liaison.
ORCID is a non-profit, international, central repository that provides individuals with a unique and persistent digital identifier. Journals and funding agencies are increasingly requiring an ORCID id as part of the submission process. Common last names, publications under both maiden and married names, and changing institutional affiliations are pulled together into one unique profile.
Register for an ORCID id at: https://orcid.org/register
Google Scholar profiles provide an easy way to highlight your works. The profile allows others to find your work regardless of common names or changing institutions. Google Scholar also provides citation metrics that include books, book chapters, and other materials that may not be covered in the standard citation tools.
To create a profile:
ResearcherID is affiliated with the Web of Science database and Clarivate Analytics. In addition to having a profile where other researchers can find your works, the ResearcherID will also provide you with citation metrics.
To set up a ResearcherID:
Use your Web of Science login to create citation and search alerts. These will allow you to be notified by email any time a new researcher cites your works in a Web of Science journal or when new items match a pre-determined search topic. The link to alerts is on the main Web of Science search page under “Searches and alerts.”
Scopus is an extensive citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific books, and conference proceedings. The Scopus Author Identifier is used to merge author profiles with name, institutional, or citation variants.
Locating your Scopus Author Identifier:
Use may also use your Scopus account to create citation and search alerts. These will allow you to be notified by email any time a new researcher cites your works in Scopus or when new items match a pre-determined search topic. To create new alerts, click on the “Alerts” tab in the main tool bar at the top of the screen.