Scholarly profiles include both researcher profiles and researcher identifiers.
Profiles allow authors to manage their activities and publications, to publicize their work and to network with others scholars.
Services like ORCID use a unique identifier to ensure that publications and metrics are associated with the correct individual researcher.
Services like Google Scholar provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles, promote their research, display measures and metrics and find collaborators.
Authors should review the terms of commercial services especially concerning copyright. It's important to know that you have the rights or permission to share an article before uploading to a commercial service.
provides a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. Public profiles appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
Prof. D'agostino is highly cited BU author and researcher associated with the Framingham Heart Study
Google Scholar Citations is easy to set up and maintain - even if you have written many articles, and your name is shared by other scholars. You can add groups of related articles or one article at a time. You can easily delete articles that are not written by you. Your citation metrics are updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or manually update your articles . Help is available.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other author or researcher based on a profile you create. Your profile includes a complete list of your works. Your works can include 37 different types of research output (journal articles, presentations, datasets, conference papers etc).
Publons tracks your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single profile.
Humanities Commons is a nonprofit network where humanities scholars can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Humanities Commons network is open to anyone. All members can create and edit a Profile. Members can also deposit their publications to the CORE (Commons Open Repository Exchange), an open access repository for sharing, discovering, retrieving, and archiving digital work.
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Open Science Framework is a scholarly commons designed to connect the entire research cycle. OSF is maintained and developed by the Center for Open Science (COS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Research Gate claims 15 million plus members. Research Gate's mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all. Research Gate allows authors to: share publications, connect and collaborate with colleagues, get statistics and find out who's been reading and citing their work.
Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Authors can also use Academia.edu to monitor analytics and the impact of their research, and to track the research of academics they follow. Academia.edu claims over 87 million academics have signed up, adding 23 million full text papers. Academia.edu is searchable by papers, people, research interests and Universities.
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