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Academic Researcher Profiles

An overview of several researcher profiles

What is an Academic Researcher Profile?

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Researcher profiles are a way to establish an online presence in a world where making research visible becomes an issue for researchers. According to a Canadian research published in 2017, there are around 2.5 million new scientific papers published each year. This means that with more publications available online, scholars have to work on their visibility. The creation of digital researcher profiles is a way to achieve this goal.

A researcher profile is an author webpage which includes your affiliation, contact, list of publications and sometimes, bibliometric indicators.

Building an academic profile can be useful for you:       

  • to be correctly identified, meaning your publications will be properly attributed to the right name in databases or repositories
  • to find new contacts for collaborations
  • to win attention for your research
  • to increase the chance of publications getting cited
  • to track your citation metrics

Selection of Researcher Profile Tools