Having and maintaining an online presence has numerous benefits for researchers. These include:
1. Impact - Researchers are able to calculate and tract a variety of citation based metrics, including h-index, i10 index etc. View the Measuring Research Impact LibGuide for further guidance in this area.
2. Identity - Make your individual achievements more visible and minimize the risk of your publications being wrongly attributed to someone else, especially if you have a common name.
3. Compliance - Meet journal submission requirements by including identifiers, such as ORCID.
4. Networking - Build your professional network through connecting with researchers around the globe who share similar interests and explore opportunities for collaboration.
► Ensure identification and correct attribution of your work.
► Use for career advancement and tenure.
► 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.