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Scholarly Metrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Author Actions

ORCID iD: Distinguish Yourself

ORCID identifier (iD) is a persistent digital ID that distinguishes yourself from other researchers. Several million researchers worldwide have registered ORCID iDs, as publishers and funding agencies are increasingly use ORCID iDs to link researchers to research output. Rutgers researchers can create or connect their ORCID iDs to their NetIDs on the ORCID @ Rutgers webpage. 

Google Scholar: Boost Your Academic Profile

Google Scholar is one of several major platforms where researchers can create and maintain their academic profiles and publication lists. Google Scholar is recommended here for several reasons: It is free to use, which can potentially help researchers reach a larger audience. It indexes more publications than any other database, which keeps the need to manually add publications at a minimum and also provides a more complete picture of citation counts. Plus, many researchers can use their existing Google accounts to create Google Scholar profiles. 

To create a Google Scholar profile, go to Click on "SIGN IN" in the upper right-hand corner. You can sign in with your Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create one. Then you can add your publications either by selecting from a list generated by Google or manually. 

Impactstory: Discover Your Online Impact aims to be like Google Scholar for the online impact of your research. A researcher can join Impactstory and create her own profile for free with a Twitter account. Here is the link to a researcher's example profile. 


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