Today’s researcher operates in a complex environment, interacting with funders, publishers, collaborators, and other agents, often in an online context.
Decision makers use different systems to gather information about research performance.
Curating your online publication profile on systems such as ORCID, Web of Science, Scopus, Publons, Pure and Google Scholar ensures that decision makers see a full and correct version of your research activity, and that you receive the credit you deserve – having positive implications for you, your department and the University as a whole.
You may have been prompted to create an ORCID as part of research administration processes. ORCID’s infrastructure plays a big part in facilitating the Open Research movement and is becoming increasingly mandated by funders and research assessors. It’s worth maximising your ORCID profile so that it to links across research systems and showcases your publications, funding, employment, and other community activity.
It is recognised that research assets are not just journal articles and books. Increase the discoverability of book chapters, datasets, policy and other papers by adding them to Pure. These will then be harvested and surfaced by Google Scholar.
Reach your audiences, be they academic, practitioner, or public by employing an effective publishing strategy and use social media to complement this.
Keep up to date with developments in research metrics – where to obtain them and their limitations. Find out how to use them responsibly to inform your publication and social media strategy, and to provide evidence for your portfolio.
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Library Services’ Research Skills Team offers a range of training and support in these areas.