Create scholarly profiles

There are many profiling and scholarly networking tools available for researchers. Develop your scholarly profiles early on in your academic career to build your research trajectory, help others find out who you are and what you are researching. It’s never too late to start!

Before you create a profile, here are some questions to consider:

  • Who do you want to reach – other researchers, the public, people in other countries, practitioners?
  • Can you list your publications on the profile?
  • Can you upload the full text of publications if copyright permits?
  • What metrics can you view on engagement with your activity or work – e.g. citations, views, downloads?

What do you want to achieve – greater exposure for your work, find collaborators, get comments from peers on drafts, participate in online communities, keep up-to-date with the latest publications in a field?

Must-have Profile: ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a free, unique and… Read More

VIURRSpace Profile

The Libraries of Royal Roads University and Vancouver Island University collaboratively… Read More

Top Scholarly Networking Profiles

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