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Curating your scholarly identity

A guide to help busy researchers raise the profile of their research

What are some other options for scholarly profiles?

Once you’ve created your top 3 profiles, consider creating and managing other profiles as time permits.
Below are some other options for scholarly profile, including those commonly used by RRU researchers. Some scholarly profiling sites, like ResearchGate, allow for the uploading of full-text copies of your work.
Many for-profit academic publishers (e.g., Wiley, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis) do not allow sharing the final published versions of work they publish. Sharing the link such as the DOIs or permanent links that lead to copies of work may be acceptable. It is your responsibility to determine if you have the rights and permissions to share the full text on these sites.
To find out if you have these rights, you can:

  1. Check your copyright transfer agreement with the publisher, if applicable;
  2. Check the publisher website for information on author reuse or author sharing rights/information for authors;
  3. Ask the Library for help and ask about creating a VIURRSpace profile. 



Biographic details: updating

Publication list: adding/updating

Cross-referencing with other identifiers


Social media links


RRU’s open access institutional repository that showcases core faculty and selected student research.

By request to RRU Library

Created by
RRU Library

(Pending: ORCID)

Plum Altmetrics



An academic social network that aims to connect researchers and allows them to share research outputs.


Manual with notification option


RG Score, h-index


An academic social network for users to upload papers, follow researchers, and track paper views.


Manual with notification option




Microsoft Academic

An automatically created profile for authors whose publications have been indexed by the platform.

By request to Microsoft Academic






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.


Syncs automatically with your Scopus profile


Scopus metrics


ImpactStory ImpactStory increase your research visibility by showing how your research is impactful with achievements, activity, and publications. This is great profile for students and early career researchers to have. Manual Syncs automatically with ORCiD ORCiD Altmetrics Yes
Social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Profiles for personal or professional use; can be used to follow and engage with other researchers, share research, and track social media metrics for research such as tweets, views and downloads. Manual Manual No No Yes