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Researcher Profiles and Identifiers

About Researcher Profiles

This guide provides suggestions on how to make your research available to the widest possible audience and improve the discoverability of your material. By increasing your online profile and engagement, you may be able to influence your success rate in the competitive research and academic environment. How to demonstrate research impact and engagement varies widely by discipline context and specific purpose (i.e. grant application or promotion application). 

By adopting one or more of these suggestions you will:

  • Build your online presence: Make it easy for researchers, students, journalists and funding bodies to find you and your publications.
  • Increase your research impact: Increase the chances others will read and cite your publications.
  • Track and measure the impact of your research: Make it easy to keep track of your citation metrics and research impact.
  • Get the credit for your research: Ensure you get credit for all your research and publications.

Benefits of Researcher Profiles and Identifiers

  • 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 not only within TXST, but 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.