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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Social Networks: Maximise your Impact

Tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher.

Use Tools to Maximise your Impact

Search engines with author profiles

Create search engine profiles to make it easier for yourself and others to keep track of your publications and citation metrics:

Author identifiers

Register for researcher IDs to ensure you get credit for your research, even if other researchers have similar names or if your name or affiliation changes:

Social networks for researchers

Join social networks to share and monitor analytics for your research publications, and connect with other researchers in your field:

University of Melbourne specific tools

Use 'Find an Expert' to publicly promote your publications, achievements and contact details and use 'Melbourne Research Windows' to ensure your research output is recognised within the university:



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.

Considerations and Risks

Before you use these tools, particularly social networking tools, you should consider issues such as security and confidentiality, copyright and time management, see: