Researchers and creators use publishing to promote and disseminate their work, and the Internet provides additional ways to widen its visibility and availability. They can also use researcher profile management to manage their online presence. Researchers can create online profiles to promote their work, identify new collaborators, and inspire subsequent scholarship. Various studies show that using online tools increase views of work and may lead to an increased impact of a researcher and his or her work.
The most frequently used means of researcher profile management include the following:
Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). A persistent identifier (known as PID) is a long-lasting label or reference to a person or an online work or object. Here are some types and how they are assigned:
Why use PIDs or research profiles? Funders and organizations are increasingly using PIDs within various research-related workflows and as a means of tracking productivity.
Which profile site is right for me? Some profile sites and personal identifiers (PIDs) may be more relevant (and worthy of the time it takes for keeping the information current) than others. Consider the following factors when selecting a profile or PID:
If you have published in a Scopus (Elsevier) indexed journal, you have been assigned a SCOPUS ID. You can link your SCOPUS ID to your ORCID account.