Having a digital research presence is important for publication, collaboration with other researchers, and securing research grants.
This page covers author profiles and collaboration platforms.
For author’s rights, sharing, and altimetrics, see: Promote Your Research
This Guide was created in collaboration with Concordia’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Why Establish a Research Profile?
- Distinguish yourself from authors with the same name or unify name variations throughout your career.
- Meet identifier requirements from journals, databases, and funding agencies
- Calculate citation-based metrics to measure your research impact
- Connect with other researchers and explore future collaborations and opportunities
More information from McMaster University. CU does not have Web of Science.
Social media platforms popular with scholars allow you to share your scholarship activities, find others exploring similar ideas, and connect with researchers around the world in real-time. Always comply with publisher restrictions of author sharing.
The Bottom Line
By creating author profiles in the places other scholars are most likely to look for your work, you have the opportunity to link together publications, presentations, data, and grants in one place. You can also correct any mistakes in citation tracking databases like Web of Science or Google Scholar.