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Altmetrics: Building a Profile

Show yourself!

Having an up-to-date and developed profile is a great way to help others find out who you are and what you are researching. It's the start of the Altmetrics conversation and can be the beginning of valuable connections.

Scholarly Profiles

ORCID
An open registry of unique researcher identifiers (like a DOI, but for the author) and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to the creator. Register, add your info to create a profile and then connect yourself to your research.

Google Scholar
A Google Scholar profile provides you with a way to display your publications in one place, while also tracking citation metrics. Information is presented in a clear way with graphs and a browseable list of publications. It's a free way to promote yourself and increases your presence in Google Scholar search results.

Academic.Edu
A free social and professional networking site. It functions to share research and monitor impact. You can also use it to follow other researchers in your field and stay in the know.

ResearchGate
A social networking site for researchers and scholars. Supportive of the culture of sharing positive and negative research results in order to further advance fields of study.

Mendeley
A citation manager with added features of social networking. You can build a profile and associate yourself with your research and publications. It's also possible to upload your own content through Mendeley and make it available for viewing.

Professional Profiles

LinkedIn
A free online professional networking site. Your profile acts as an online version of your resume and enables you to connect and interact with others in your field. Features include skills endorsements, groups and job listings.

About.me
A free personal website service. Users create a profile that can act as a single page to connect all other profiles, like LinkedIn, a blog, academic profiles and Twitter. Like a virtual business card, this services can help you manage your online presence.