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Getting Started: Scholarly Communication

Researcher Profiles


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). This guide provides suggestions on how to make your research available to the widest possible audience and improve the discoverability of your material.   

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.

Developing a Researcher Profile

Comparison of Highly Used Profile Tools

Table comparing four popular online profile system