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Managing Your Online Scholarly and Professional Presence

Create Your Identity

All faculty members are encouraged to maintain an up-to-date faculty profile page. Access a template that allows you to create your page via the Profile tab in mySouthwestern. At present, requests to initiate the profile tab can be directed to University webmaster Ed Hillis

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. The unique identifier resolves problems such as sharing a common name or being known by variants of your name. Include your ORCID identifier on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

Register for an ORCID iD here.

A Google Scholar Profile is a feature of Google Scholar Citations. If you have publications indexed in Google Scholar, you can create a public profile that will show up when people search using your name. Advantages, as described at the Google Scholar Citations website:

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

Best of all, it's quick to set up and simple to maintain - even if you have written hundreds of articles, and even if your name is shared by several different scholars. You can add groups of related articles, not just one article at a time; and your citation metrics are computed and updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles at any time.