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Find information and guidance on using tools for conducting research, including creating a researcher profile, measuring research impact, and marketing and social media. If you have suggestions for additional guides or require research assistance, contact us at library@monashhealth.org.

How do I check who is citing my articles? 
How many times have I been cited?

HELP!

The Researcher Profiles section of this guide provides recommendations on how to make your research easily discoverable to the widest possible audience. 

Key takeaways:

  • Your researcher profile will consolidate your research together in one place online.
  • If you have worked with multiple granting agencies and research groups, your research papers will be easier to find.
  • The most popular researcher profile platforms are ORCID and Google Scholar Citations. 

Benefits:

  • Promote your research and improve your chance of being cited.
  • Track your citation metrics and research impact.
  • Find new opportunities for collaboration and funding.

Essential steps:

To build an impactful researcher profile, ensure you complete these three steps.

  1. Create researcher profiles in Google Scholar and ORCID (click on above tabs).
  2. Sign up for social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
  3. Create citation alerts.

Risks & Considerations:

When you publish information on your researcher profile, make sure you are legally allowed to disclose this information to others. For any research that has been formally published, check the journal publisher's policy and conditions before uploading it. Many publishers allow researchers free use of the ‘author’s original manuscript’ or ‘author’s accepted manuscript’, but it is important to check this in any publishing agreement you sign. ​

Monash Health Research Repository

The Monash Health Research Repository (MHRR) provides access to publications by Monash Health employees, promoting hospital-based researchers. The MHRR collects a wide range of research outputs, including journal articles, books and book chapters, conference abstracts and posters, theses and dissertations. It is publicly accessible for a global audience. 

MHRR Researcher Profiles contain:

  • A list of your research publications in the MHRR
  • Key professional details, such as your department and qualifications
  • Information about your research interests and current projects
  • Links to any other online researcher profiles you have, e.g. ORCID

Fill out this online form to submit your profile. Creating a profile will help you connect with other researchers and potential collaborators. 

Note: 
You may already have a skeleton profile on the MHRR. Search for your surname here to check. If your profile already exists, you were identified as a Monash Health researcher during the MHRR’s implementation. We still encourage you to fill out the form above to add more information to your profile. 


Click here for more information on the MHRR.

Orcid logoORCID iD is a 16-digit unique digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers. Once created, your ORCID doesn't change -- regardless of your employer, funding organisation, or field of research -- and remains fully under your control.

An ORCID iD is 
often required when using research data management platforms and institutional repositories, while applying for grants (it is encouraged by the NHMRC and ARC), or on submission of a manuscript. It gives you the ability to import your existing publications -- indexed in platforms such as Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar -- and link them together in the one place. 

Visit the ORCID website to register for your free ORCID identifier. 


The following video describes how ORCID iDs work and why they are important:

Please note: ResearcherID and Scopus Author IDs are ORCID compliant.

Google scholar logoGoogle Scholar Profile displays your research while also helping you to keep track of who is citing your publications and your own citation metrics. Google Scholar will also suggest publications it believes you may have authored, giving you the option to easily add them to your profile. 

Key benefits:

  • Allows you to graph your citations over time and track who is citing your research.
  • Automatically calculates your h-index and i10-index.
  • Easily manage your list of publications and export them to other platforms (e.g. ORCID -- see below).

The following overview video provides more information.

How-To: Google Scholar Citation, Purdue Ag Econ, youtube video, September 2015.

 

How to create your profile
While in Google Scholar, click on 'My Profile' in the top left corner. Follow the prompts to set up your account and collect all your publications appearing in Google Scholar. We recommend keeping your profile public so it will appear in Google Scholar search results.
Note: you need a general Google account to create a Google Scholar Profile. Find out more about Google Scholar Profiles Setup.       
 
Importing Google Scholar Profile publications into ORCID:

1. Go to your Google Scholar Profile page
2. Select articles to be exported and click 'Export'
3. Select 'BibTeX' as the export format and download the file
4. Login to ORCID and go to the 'Works' section of your record
5. Click '+Add' and select 'Add BibTeX', then select the file you downloaded from Google Scholar

Visit these Google Scholar and ORCID websites for more information. 

Promoting your research online requires you to "put yourself out there" and may make you vulnerable to identify theft, phishing, scams or hacking. Here are some tips that will help make your journey smoother and safer.

 

 

Tips:

  • Hover over links before clicking on them to check that the links are what they claim to be. Websites ending in .gov are for government use, while websites ending in .com are for commercial use. See Understanding website names - what the three-letter extensions mean for more information.
  • Use two-factor authentication (2FA) where possible to reduce the chance of a hacker gaining access to your accounts.
  • Use unique passwords for each online account. Consider using a trusted password manager to help you remember these passwords. Your master password should be strong and complex.
  • Data stored on social networking sites may not be completely erased by the provider, so think before you create an account or post.
  • Update your devices regularly to prevent security breaches and review your social media account privacy settings periodically.
  • To avoid being tracked, consider using a trusted Virtual Private Network (VPNs) to encrypt the data sent from your machine and the "Tor" browser which makes your data harder to track (Note: Signing in to a website makes your data identifiable you even if you are using the Tor browser).
  • Consider using a file eraser software such as BleachBit (Windows) or FileShredder (MacOS) to erase data from your files. Deleting your files does not erase the data.

Further reading: 

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