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Cultivate an Online Scholarly Presence

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Cultivating your researcher online identity is an essential component of communicating your research and presenting yourself as a scholar.

Whether you’re a junior researcher, you’re well into your postdoctoral work, or you are an established scholar, being present online effectively, contributes to your impact within and beyond academia.

Consider the following aspects when building your online identity.

Create an ORCID

If you wonder how you can uniquely identify yourself as a researcher and author, ORCID is the standard in academia

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique 16-digit researcher ID number associated with you and only you.

Advantages

  • An ORCID is increasingly requested by publishers and funding agencies to ensure that scholarly works are accurately associated with, and attributed to, you.
  • The EUI is an ORCID institutional member: all your publications in Cadmus appears automatically on your ORCID profile

How to

Create a Google Scholar profile

If wonder about where you are being cited (and by whom), setting up a Google Scholar profile is a good place to start

Google Scholar is the Google initiative to track, index, and search research publication globally and across all disciplines.

Advantages

  • Google Scholar populates your profile automatically with all the publication deemed to be yours and  track their citations.
  • Through your profile you can also set up alerts to be notified when new citations are included or when new research in your domain is published.

How to

Social media in academia

Social media can amplify the reach of your research and engage with your fellows academics of the broader society.

Advantages

  • They are effective means to keep you abreast of ongoing research and discussions in your field and beyond.
  • They allow for reaching to a broader audience and maximise impact of your research
  • They allow for engagement with the broader society

How to

Personal websites and blogs

Creating your own website gives you a chance to present yourself and your research in the way that you feel more appropriate.

Advantages

  • Showcase your research and professional experience and expertise on the web the way you want
  • Use your blog to publish previews, commentaties or entire contributions related to your research endeavors
  • Link to social media to maximize reach and impact

How to

Page last updated on 04 August 2020