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Make Your Online Identity Visible

Dr. Oren Etzioni, a former professor of Computer Science at University of Washington, recently (06/13/2017) tweeted about his Google Scholar profile: Love that my h‑index is 94, but my most-cited papers aren’t mine at all.

Best Practices for Managing your Scholarly Identity

Manage Your Scholarly Profile

We, as researchers, constantly try to enhance our scholarly impact and expertise. Managing your online scholarly profile makes your expertise more discoverable, shares your research with broad audiences, and allow you to connect with other scholars for collaborative projects.  We want to help you prepare and maintain your scholarly portfolio in a short and reasonable amount of time.

For TAMU faculty (Recommended):

  • Scholars@TAMU: a profile system that hosts searchable expertise for faculty and TAMU organizations by gathering data from institution-level/enterprise systems, publicly available research data (e.g., grants and publications), and other authoritative sources. The data is compiled into a profile that you can edit to best represent your scholarship and expertise.

For faculty and students:

  • Google Scholar: a profile provided by Google Scholar, a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across disciplines.
  • ResearchGate: a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.

Get Your ORCID iD

What is ORCID? Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is both a standard and a service to help researchers establish and maintain their scholarly identity. ORCID helps distinguish researchers with similar or identical names, differences in spellings or translations of names across languages, and change in their name or affiliations over their career. ORCID iD is available to any scholars who want to obtain an ORCID iD and manage their record of research activities.

  1. Get your ORCID iD
  2. Add your information to your ORCID profile
  3. Connect your iD to TAMU NetID
  4. Use your iD
Where to use your ORCID iD
  • Webpages
  • Publications
  • Grant Applications
  • Any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.