Scholarly Publishing

Tips for how to choose a journal to publish in, open access journals, pitfalls to avoid

Why create an author profile?

Academic and professional profiles sites can build your profile and generate interest in your research.

Benefits include:

  • in the case of ORCID, a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher
  • increased visibility and accessibility to your research outputs
  • ability to follow colleagues in your field, identify possible collaborators and expand your network
  • retrieve citation metrics

However with so many available it is important that you select the right one/ones for you, and have a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish by joining.

ORCID iD

ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID is an open, non-profit, community-based organisation that provides a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the Registry. You can include your ORCID ID on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants and in any research work to get credit for your work. To register go to the ORCID Register.

ANDS and ORCiD

How to use your ORCID iD:

  • Include it on your publications
  • Include it on your research data
  • Add it to your staff profile
  • Add it to grant applications : ARC's RMS.
  • Add it to your email signature
  • Join the free site Impact Story

 

Integrate your ORCID iD to Research Elements

Ensure your ORCID iD is integrated with the University's Research Elements system to minimize the work required by you in regards to the reporting of your publications and grants.

From your Automatic publication claiming page, add an external profile by selecting Add ORCiD.

NOTE: even with auto-claiming, a publication still needs to be made into a Manual Record, additional fields updated, relevant documents attached and the publication to be Nominated by the author

Select manage identifiers to find out more information.

For more support Get Started with ORCID in Reseach Elements.

 

Integrate your ORCID iD to aCQUIRe

Ensure your ORCID iD is integrated with the University's aCQUIRe repository to minimize the impact of your research outputs.

  1. Login to your aCQUIRe account.
  2. Click the circle(displaying your picture or initials)in the upper right corner of the page and select Profile from the dropdown.
  3. Click CONNECT and enable syncing with your ORCID under Professional details.
  4. Follow the prompts and sign into your ORCID account.

Scopus Author Profile and Author ID

Your Scopus Author Profile, with its unique Author ID, is your 'public face' on Scopus, highlighting your publication profile and citation metrics. Although Scopus has sophisticated software to create author profiles, in some cases not all publications by an author are matched to a single profile. This results in multiple profiles with multiple author IDs. Multiple profiles on Scopus mean that your metrics, including h-index, will be spread across profiles, and will appear to be lower. In addition, research evaluation tools, including SciVal Spotlight, use data from these profiles to determine your research impact.

These instructions will assist you in determining whether your Scopus author profile is correct, and with correcting it if necessary.

 

Integrate your Scopus ID to Research Elements

Ensure your Scopus iD is integrated with the University's Research Elements system to maximise the discovery of your work.
From your Automatic publication claiming page, add an external profile by selecting Add Scopus ID.
NOTE: even with auto-claiming, a publication still needs to be made into a Manual Record, additional fields updated, relevant documents attached and the publication to be Nominated by the author.

 

Author name disambiguation

Many authors have similar names. Scopus Author Identifier functionality distinguishes between these names by assigning each author in Scopus a unique number and grouping together all of the documents written by that author.

This feature is especially useful for distinguishing between authors who share very common names like Smith or Wang or Lee.

Additionally, author names in Scopus can be formatted differently. For example, the same author could appear in one document as Lewis, M; in another as Lewis, M.J; and in another as Lewis, Michael. Scopus Author Identifier matches the documents of this author and groups these name variants together so that authors, even if cited differently, are identified with their specific papers.

This helps you find and recognize an author, despite variations in name spelling.

ResearcherID Profile

A Web of Science ResearcherID is a unique identifier that connects you with your works across the Web of Science ecosystem (Web of SciencePublons, and InCites) and ORCiD. It can increase the reach of your research.

 

Integrate your Researcher ID  to Research Elements
Ensure your ResearchiD is integrated with the University's Research Elements system to maximize the discovery of your work.
From your Automatic publication claiming page, add an external profile by selecting Add ResearcherID.


NOTE: even with auto-claiming, a publication still needs to be made into a Manual Record, additional fields updated, relevant documents attached and the publication to be Nominated by the author

Publons

Publons allows you to track metrics about your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-maintain profile.
What makes Publons unique, is that it generates metrics from previously unrecognized peer reviewer and editorial work, all of which can be included in job and grant applications.

Track your citations using Google Scholar

Google Scholar citations enables you to create a profile to track the citations of your publications and increase your visibility on the web.

Important:

To log in through the CQUniversity network, enter your email address (no password) and click Sign in. This will then take you to a CQUniversity login page where you will log in using your university username and password. Just follow the prompts after that.

Further information may be found in Google Scholar.

Online communities and academic/professional networking sites

Please note: Copyright restrictions that are contained in your publisher agreements need to be checked before uploading publications.

  • Academic.edu
    Academia.edu allows for sharing your papers, view analytics on your profile & papers, and follow other people in your field.
  • ResearchGate
    ResearchGate is a network dedicated to science and research where you can connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications and conferences. To join go to their website.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    SSRN has specialised networks for a range of disciplines. View the latest research in your area and share your own. Membership is free. Register on the website.
  • Loop
    An open science research network
  • Humanities Commons 
    A network for people working across the humanities
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley facilitates collaboration across the globe and in every field of research
  • ‚ÄčTwitter
    Can increase the visibility of your  research outputs, allows you to follow colleagues, identify possible collaborators and expand your network.

Kudos

Kudos is a free platform that allows you to explain, share, and measure your research’s impact. It can benefit you and your research by:

  • Improving your article’s discoverability and give context to your work
  • Explain your publication with an impact statement, a plain-language summary, and links to additional resources

How to get started with Kudos?

  1. Register for your free account at www.growkudos.com
  2. Claim your articles and publications
  3. If you haven’t already, register with Wiley Author Services to receive:
    • Automated upload to Kudos when your article published
    • Personalized email notifications when your article is available in Kudos
    • An enhanced dashboard that includes weekly full-text downloads for your article