Your researcher profiles , Te kōrero mō ō kairangahau

Learn about creating and updating your researcher profiles on common platforms for promoting researchers and their work.

A researcher profile identifies an individual researcher and their work, usually listing:

  • a selection of their publications
  • other research activities
  • further information such as metrics.

You’ll probably have more than one researcher profile. Some are created for you, for example Massey Expertise and Scopus.

You need to create others yourself, for example ORCID and Google Scholar.

It’s important to be consistent with the name format you use for all your profiles, publications and presentations.

Find out how to request a researcher profile report

Massey expertise database

All Massey researchers automatically have a researcher profile in the Massey expertise database.

Identifying yourself as a Massey researcher is good for the university and helps distinguish you from others with similar names.

You can update sections of your Massey researcher profile in:


You should add your publications in Elements. They will be listed under the Research Outputs heading on your Massey researcher profile.

You can also link your ORCID, Scopus ID and Researcher ID profiles. You can do this in the top menu under My Profile > Settings > Automatic claiming.

Once you’ve done this, your publication lists from these profiles will eventually be shared with Elements.

When you add publications to Elements, you also have the option to upload the full text (where copyright allows). This provides open access to your work through Massey Research Online.

Links will show on your expertise profile and in search engine results.

Log in to Elements


We recommend you register with ORCID.

The benefits are:

  • it gives you a unique number that distinguishes you from other researchers
  • it allows permanent linking between you and your published work
  • it’s independent of any resource, database or institution
  • an ORCID profile is often needed for funding applications and publication submission.

To verify your ORCID profile and link it to Massey:

  1. log in to NZ ORCID Hub using the Tuakiri option
  2. select ‘Massey University’
  3. submit

New Zealand ORCID Hub

Google Scholar

It’s a good idea to create a Google Scholar profile and claim your publications. This can give you higher visibility. Other researchers can also use it to view your publications and their metrics.

To create your Google Scholar profile, click on My Profile at the top of the screen. You’ll  need to log in to or create a Google account.

Log in to Google Scholar

Scopus and SciVal  

If you have any publications such as articles, book chapters and books listed in Scopus, you will automatically have author profiles on:

To view your Scopus profile, click on your name from any of your publication records in Scopus. Your profile shows:

  • your unique identifying ID number
  • your most recent institutional affiliation
  • a summary of all your publications listed in Scopus
  • the metrics based on your publications in Scopus.

SciVal is based on your Scopus data, but presents it in different ways, including group and institutional performance and benchmarking.

Library guide to SciVal

It’s a good idea to check your Scopus author profile regularly for things like duplication and correct attribution of works. If you have more than one author record, you can merge these in SciVal.

ResearchGate and Academia 

To create profiles, link to publications and network with other researchers, many researchers use scholarly social networks like:

You need to comply with copyright requirements and Massey University licensing restrictions if you upload documents to these sites.

Other profiles

There are other channels you can use to increase your visibility, for example:

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