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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.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is both a reference manager and a social network.

You can use Mendeley to:

  • Create bibliographies and insert citations into documents,
  • Import, organise and annotate PDF files, and
  • Access papers on the web and mobile devices.

Mendeley is also a social network and collaborative tool that you can use to:

  • Promote yourself and your research,
  • Promote events and conferences,
  • Collaborate with colleagues and share papers, notes and annotations, and
  • Network with others and discover people, papers and groups.


Why create a Mendeley Profile?

You can use Mendeley to:

  • Create a profile to index and promote your publications, and
  • Keep track of how often your publications are read and downloaded.

Considerations and Risks

Before you create a Mendeley profile or upload any publications you should consider the risks and issues involved, such as security, confidentiality and copyright:

How to create a Mendeley Profile

  1. Go to
  2. Sign up with your name and email address.
  3. Complete your profile.
  4. Follow the prompts to install the desktop download.
  5. Optionally upload or claim your publications.
  6. Follow colleagues to stay up-to-date and join groups.

Mendeley Profile Example

Screenshot of researcher's profile taken on the 23rd of May 2014. Use of screenshot courtesy of Mendeley.

Getting Started with Mendeley