ORCID is an effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.
Helsinki University Library provides ORCID support. You can enter your ORCID into your personal TUHAT info.
ORCID allows and encourages you to link your ORCID record to other identifiers, e.g. Scopus Author ID, or to link to ORCID from your ResearcherID record. This will synchronises publication data with the ORCID record. The ORCID web site maintains a list of institutions and organizations with established ORCID programs in place or in progress.
Web of Science ResearcherID is a unique identifier for researchers on Publons. It is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account.
Scopus also gives authors a Scopus Author ID, but you cannot create it yourself.
In recent years a number of commercial companies have been established which offer services for popularizing science for a fee. Peer reviewed articles are simplified and copy-edited to flashy short texts which are published in websites or special journals. For a fee the researcher gets a popularized version of one's article which can be distributed. These companies include Research Outreach, Scientia Global, Innovation News Network, Intech Open and Open Access Government. We would not recommend the latter three, but basically it is up to the researcher whether or not to use them. The library cannot support publishing with these companies. It is important to acknowledge that these publishers can be either predatory or non-predatory publishers.
Sometimes requests are also received by researchers of re-publishing their articles distributed with CC BY -license. For example, a company might ask whether the researcher would like to publish one's article in a theme-based article collection and pay a fee for that purpose. In the same way the researcher can consider whether this is useful, but the library cannot support this kind of publishing - in many cases the article fee has already been paid by the library.
A compable service to these publishing services is Researchpod which scripts scientific articles to a short form and makes them into podcasts which are broadcasted online for a fee. The service seems to be functional, but it is up to the researcher whether to accept or reject the offers emailed to them. The library has no funds to support this kind of reuse of scientific articles.
The enormous increase in the number of publications in any field means that it is more difficult for a researcher to keep track of recent publications. For an author it means that it is more important to make you, as an author, stand out from the rest, and give your publications more visibility so they won’t be overlooked. Here are some tips on how to do it.
There is also a service, titled Kudos, to showcase your research, recommended to researchers at University of Helsinki.Click the image below to start using it.
Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
Research Gate is a network designed to help scientists and researchers collaborate, exchange ideas, and stay up to date with the latest developments in their field.
Van Noorden, R. (2014). Online Collabration: Scientists and the Social Network. Nature, 512(7513).
A tip to increase visibility of your research
A Google Scholar Profile allows you to:
i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.
Some Google Scholar author profiles of UH researchers:
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