Academic profiles are your opportunity to present yourself and your research to a wider audience and ensure you get credit for your research outputs. There are many different profile options available – pick the ones that work for you and your research audience. Get in touch if you would like to meet and review your academic profile and learn how use the platforms listed here.
We recommend that you maintain an ORCID profile, linked to our repository, USIR. As well as providing you with a unique identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, ORCID has a profile feature, which you can populate with information about your research activities. You can also link your ORCID iD up with services like CrossRef, Scopus, DataCite and many more so that information about your publications can be automatically added to your profile.
Promoting your research on social media
Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn can be a great way to promote your research to academic and non-academic audiences. You can use Altmetric to track the attention your research is receiving online. Make sure you follow the Open Research Support team on Twitter - @OpenResSalford – tag us and we’ll retweet you.
ResearchGate & AcademiaEdu
These academic networking sites are a useful way to connect with others in your research field. They are also often used to share research publications, but you need to make sure you are not infringing any copyright restrictions. Link to open access versions where available and get in touch if you’re unsure.
If your work is indexed in Scopus you will be given a Scopus ID and profile. It is worth checking that the information held is accurate and you are correctly associated with your publications.
Creating a Google Scholar profile is a simple way of collating your publications and making them easier for others to find. Take a look at some Google Scholar profiles for Salford academics.