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Taking control of your research visibility
A hands-on guide to improving research “impact” for scholars
Marc L. Greenberg (Dept of Slavic Languages & Literatures), Ada Emmett (KU Libraries, Office of Scholarly
Getting Set Up
Put aside a bit of time to set up several accounts, instructions for which we will provide below.
In the following, we suggest you sign up for a number of services that involve giving your name and some
professional data to various entities that are “players” in the emerging field of research statistics. (Guess what?
They already have some of your data!)
We are confident that these entities are focused on research data only and, so long as you do not provide
personal data (birthdates, social security number, etc.) to them, they should not affect your personal
privacy. In general, however, you should realize that as soon as you publish your work, your professional data is
“out there” regardless of your volition, and the tools we are discussing should help you to be more in control of
how and where your data is used, check its accuracy and correct it as necessary as well as, especially, to use it to
your professional advantage.
The good news: once you have done this, you will have already taken a giant step towards controlling your
research visibility.
Once registered for the below sites, please come to the workshop with your login/password information. We include
two examples and then instructions to set-up your own accounts in the following.
Get Started:
You will be instructed below on the basic steps to register for an:
1. ORCiD id first;
2. GoogleScholar Citation account next;
3. and then at least two others below. Academia.edu best option for humanists—but see what the
others do for you. Please be ready to write down new passwords, ID numbers, etc.
What it does ORCiD is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique
researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and
outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines,
research sectors, and national boundaries and its cooperation with other identifier
To register: From ORCiD home page, go to Registration page, add name, create password, be sure
to make “default settings” (middle of the page) set to public.
Accept the terms of ORCiD
Hit “register” button at bottom.
New page will appear, note your ORCiD number on left side, confirm papers listed as
yours if needed. Import or add your own papers you can come back to do this.
Once you register for other sites you may have them mapped with your ORCiD—ours
has ResearcherID and Scopus also listed on left. ORCiD allows you to do this from its
ORCID ID number:
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