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VIVO is a scholarly networking and discovery tool that enables understanding and collaboration among all disciplines. Browse or search for information on people, publications, grants, courses, and organizations.
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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contribution ID) aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a registry of persistent unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID, other ID schemes, and research objects such as publications, grants, and patents.
Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow.
Figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models. By opening up the peer review process, researchers can easily publish null results.
You can enable automatic addition of your newly published articles to your profile. This would instruct the Google Scholar indexing system to update your profile as it discovers new articles that are likely yours. It is good practice to review the publications attributed to you in Google Scholar periodically for accuracy. You can also create a public profile with your articles and citation metrics. If you make your profile public, it can appear in Google Scholar search results when someone searches for your name. This will make it easier for your colleagues worldwide to follow your work.
ResearcherID is a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community. With a unique identifier assigned to each author in ResearcherID, you can eliminate author misidentification and view an author’s citation metrics instantly. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.
View current research activity inside and outside your discipline on topics of interest. Increase collaboration opportunities by raising exposure to research activities taking place across multiple disciplines. Find information on researchers' organizational affiliations, research and publishing activities, and funding status. Increase exposure of your research and scholarly activities to worldwide scholars, students, researchers, publishers, and journalists seeking your expertise.
Where you publish can maximize your impact. Many recent studies indicate that open-access articles are more immediately and more frequently cited than non-open-access articles. Increased citation rates lead to greater research impact.
The way to maximize the impact of your research findings is to maximize the exposure to your work.
Retain your copyrights. Copyright, when signed over to a publisher, limits your ability to disseminate your work. By retaining your copyright, you can maximize your options for dissemination, thus maximizing your work's potential reach and gaining a wider audience for your scholarship. You can retain your copyright by utilizing an author's addendum. We recommend using the SPARC author's addendum. You can also consult the SHERPA/RoMEO site for information about the copyright policies and self-archiving terms found in most publishers' agreements.
Make your article open access.
Publish in an open-access journal. The Directory of Open Access Journals lists thousands of journals. To publish in many of these journals, you may be required to pay a publication fee. This fee can be charged to your funding agency. (Consult SHERPA/Juliet for a list of research funders' policies on open access.). The UFOAP is also available to help with costs of publishing in open access journals.
Pay an open-access or publication fee. Many traditional, subscription-based publishers allow authors to pay an additional publication fee to make their articles immediately available to the public. Journals with this option are often referred to as "hybrid open access journals." Publishers refer to these fees by various terms such as "paid access," "open choice," "sponsored article," etc.
Some journals make their content free after a certain "embargo" period. Thousands of journals published online through HighWire Press make their content available for free after a period of time, usually 12 months. Consult the HighWire Press list of Free Online Full-text Articles.
Post your article in a repository.
A repository can be a pre-print server such as the arXiv e-Print service at Cornell or a subject repository such as PubMed Central, the National Institutes of Health digital archive. At the University of Florida, you can also deposit your articles in the University of Florida Institutional Repository (IR@UF), in accordance with the terms of your publication agreement if you publish an article in a traditional commercial or society journal.
The advantages of posting an article to a repository:
The article can be discovered by anyone doing a Google search (wider audience).
Articles residing in a repository are ensured archival access.
As an author, you can post related and associated files that can't be published in a traditional journal.
Find out more about the journal before you decide to publish there to ensure that the publisher's high costs do not pose a barrier to access:
Authors are highly recommended to use the same variation of their name consistently throughout the course of their academic studies and future professional activities. If the name is a common name, consider adding a middle name to distinguish it from other authors. If the name is still a common name, consider changing the name. Consistency enhances retrieval and helps to disambiguate author names in databases. Uniqueness of a name helps establishes a “presence” for an author.
If the publication was generated as a result of a specific research study or a group such as an academic program of study, a laboratory or clinic, add the name of the research study or group as a corporate author and use the name consistently. Adding a corporate name for a research study or group enhances retrieval of research output by the given study or group.
Formulate a concise, well-constructed title and abstract for a work. Include crucial keywords in the abstract. Most databases allow for searching of words noted in a title and an abstract, and secondly, a clear abstract allows users to quickly discern the basis of the work when reviewing a list of results generated by a search query.
If the work relates to a research study, create a website devoted to the research study and post materials such as peer-reviewed versions of manuscripts of journal publications, conference abstracts, supplemental materials such as images, illustrations, slides, or specimens, progress reports, to name a few. Authors are encouraged to review any copyright forms to confirm that they have the right to post materials on an institutional website.
If there is a website related to a research study, website developers should utilize SEO (search engine optimization) strategies to enhance retrieval of materials by search engines such as Google. The web developer should confirm that the web page titles describe the content of the website and include the name of the research study. Meta tags that note appropriate keywords should be included in the page header section. Search engines look at this “hidden content” and use this as a basis for search results page rankings.
Register with CiteULike and start a “library” of publications related to a research project or by author and share the research project library with others.
Start a blog devoted to the research project. Check out ResearchBlogging.org which is a site that allows bloggers to write about peer-reviewed research, but also to share that work with readers and bloggers around the world to learn about cutting-edge research developments.
Create a podcast describing the research project and submit the podcast to YouTube. Many major academic or research institutions have created their own YouTube channels and provide video services at no charge.