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Your Researcher Profiles
A researcher profile identifies an individual researcher and their work, usually listing a selection of their publications, other research activities, and sometimes further information such as their h-index.
You will probably have more than one researcher profile; some are created for you (e.g. Massey Expertise, Scopus) and some you need to create yourself (e.g. ORCID, Google Scholar). This checklist helps you with updating your various profiles Researcher Profiles Checklist (223 KB)
Researcher profiles, in order of relevance and usefulness to Massey University researchers:
- Massey University Expertise Database and Symplectic
All Massey researchers are automatically given a researcher profile through the Massey Expertise Database; if you Google your name followed by the word Massey, this profile will generally be the first link in the list of results.
- All the publications you have entered into Symplectic are listed under the Research Outputs heading on your profile (unless you have marked them 'confidential')
- If you deposit the full text of any of your publications into Massey Research Online your profile will provide links to these publications as appropriate (and where copyright allows)
- The Massey Expertise Database may include altmetrics:
Emphasising that you are from Massey University isn't just good for the University; when people search Google for your name, your Massey profile helps distinguish you from all the other people who might share your name.
- ORCiD Record and Identifier
Massey has an institutional subscription to ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and it’s recommended that you create an ORCiD ID. This will give you a unique number enabling permanent, unambiguous links between you and your work. ORCiD is not specific to any resource/database or institution.
View the Library's webinar ORCiD and the New Zealand ORCiD Hub:
Journals are increasingly asking for ORCiD IDs as part of the article-submission process, and databases like Scopus can use your ORCiD ID to bring all of your publications together under one author identifier.
1: To create and manage your ORCiD ID:
- Connect to ORCiD
- Follow the instructions to register
- Go to NZ ORCiD Hub and log in at the top right
- Then use Login via Tuakiri
- Select Massey University then click Submit
- Scopus Author Identifier
If you have any publications (articles, book chapters, or books) listed in Scopus, you will automatically have a Scopus Author Identifier. You can see your identifier by clicking on your name from any Scopus record for one of your publications.
Each Author Identifier has a unique identifying number (ID) and includes your institutional affiliation based on the address of your most recent publication. Viewers can see a summary of all your publications listed in Scopus, along with the number of times each publication has been cited and an h-index based on these citations.
Scopus Author Identifiers are prone to errors:
- Documents may be attributed to the wrong author
- An individual may be assigned more than one author identifier
- Institutional affiliations may be incorrect
- Google Scholar Profile
You can create your own Google Scholar profile and claim your publications listed on Google Scholar. This may give you and your publications higher visibility.
Create your profile by:
- connecting to Google Scholar
- Clicking on My profile (at the top of the screen)
- Logging in using your Google account (or create a new account if you don't already have one)
Web of Science offers ResearcherID as a way of collating your publications under one profile.
- ResearchGate and Academia.edu
Many researchers use scholarly social networks such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu to:
- create profiles
- link to publications
- interact with other researchers
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Last updated on Thursday 27 May 2021
Manage Your Researcher Identity Tool Kit
- Google Scholar My Citations
Requires you to log in with your Google account details
- Massey University staff profile update
- ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
- Researcher Profiles Checklist (223 KB)
Contact a Subject Librarian
Personal research help by email, phone, or appointment.