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Research impact guide: Maintain profiles

Researcher profiles

Creating a researcher profile will make it easier for you to:

  • reduce name ambiguity when people are searching for your publications
  • identify which publications are actually yours
  • locate and manage your own publications

With more and more research being published every year, it can be difficult to identify any single author from all the others that share that particular surname. 

A researcher profile will also:

  • make it easier for you to locate and manage your own publications
  • generate up-to-date publication lists for grant applications and CVs
  • help to make you and your research more visible to others
  • allow you to curate and control your professional online presence

Citation analysis tools

Many profiles include built-in citation analysis tools. These tools can help you save time measuring the impact of your research by generating citation-based metrics identifying

  • who is citing you
  • where your citations are coming from
  • your main collaborators

Collate and promote your research using tools such as: 

 

A researcher profile will help reduce name ambiguity when people are searching for your publications, and make it easier to identify which publications are actually yours.

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