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Get connected: Your online profile

Use social media to promote yourself and your work

Why create an online presence?

  • Make your research known
  • Increase your publication citations
  • Correct attribution, names and affiliations
  • Ensure all your research is included in research assessments
  • Increase your collaboration opportunities
  • Increase your funding opportunities

Source: Utrecht University Library Researcher profiles Libguide

Curtin staff profile

Use your Staff Profile to promote your:

  • qualifications
  • career
  • expertise
  • publications.


Linkedin can be used to manage your professional identity:

  • Build and engage with your professional network
  • Access knowledge, insights and opportunities

Research Identifiers - overview and quick reference chart

Research identifiers connect authors with their publications, group name variations, and differentiate between authors with similiar names.

For more information see an overview of the common identifiers and quick reference chart.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher ensuring that your work is recognised. 

Use ORCID to link to your other identifiers such as ResearcherID and Scopus AuthorID.

For more information see this guide's ORCID page.

Researcher ID

  • Enables publications to be linked to a single author identifier.
  • Requires you to register and upload your publications.
  • Integrates with Web of Science and EndNote/EndNote Online
  • Search registered users by topic or keyword, institution and country.
For more information see the ResearcherID guide

WoS and Scopus

Do your publications appear in Web of Science and Scopus?

Use these databases to increase your research presence. Make sure:

  • Your profile is up to date
  • Your publications are attributed to your profile
  • You have set up Citation Alerts for your publications

For more information see the ResearcherID and Scopus Author Identifier guides.

Google Scholar Citations


Google Scholar Citations is available to track researchers' citations on Google Scholar.

You can choose to make your Google Scholar profile public so it appears in Google Scholar results when someone searches your name, making it easier for people to discover all your research via a single web search.

 Find out more about Google Scholar Citations Setup

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An example of a public profile, which appears in Google Scholar results when people search on a name:

Example Google Scholar profile


For more information see the Google Scholar guide