Scholarly profiles include both researcher profiles and researcher identifiers.
Researcher 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 researcher 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.
Your public profiles appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
Google Scholar Citations is easy to set up and maintain. You can add groups of articles or one article at a time. You can easily delete articles that are not written by you. Your citation metrics are updated automatically. 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).
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 non-profit organization. OSF Preprints
Research Gate claims a community of 20 million researchers. 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 is 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 180 million registered users and 28 million papers freely available.
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