This guide has been created to help you navigate through the process of creating, developing and mastering your online presence.
Our aim is to help you achieve the basic institutional requirements (bronze), work through recommended linkages to functional online elements (silver), and lastly we will suggest enhancements and connectivity options for you to consider engaging with; according to the levels of time and resources that are available to you as an individual (gold).
Considering that access to resources and time differs for each individual, we have designed this guide so that it be followed as a worksheet from start to finish. Alternatively, the guide can be browsed on an as needs-basis, each section can be skimmed for the information that you need when you need it.
If you require assistance at any point in using this guide, we encourage you to contact us or make an appointment with one of our Research Services Librarians.
Your online profile is the combination of your academic activity and presence online
Creating and maintaining your online academic profile will
Help the academic community and beyond connect with and cite your work
Increase your ability to track and measure your impact across multiple platforms
Ensure that your work and its impact is correctly connected and traceable to you
Help you find, and be found by, new collaborators and sources of funding
Author disambiguation: ORCID, ResearcherID
Search engines: Google Scholar, Scopus
Social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs
Communities: Academia.edu, ResearchGate
Dissemination: The Conversation, your email signature, Inspiring Research
Affiliated Institution profile: Flinders University staff business web pages
Bronze- Basic Requirements
Populate your Flinders Researcher Profile with your publications. This is done via Reportal.
Get and link and your ORCiD to Flinders University. Instructions for how to do this can be found on the left hand side of this page under ORCiD, or here.
Silver-Link to services to increase visibility
Build your Flinders Staff business page.
Upload copies of your publications to the Flinders University Commons (FAC). The FAC is Flinders' institutional repository. You can upload a copy of your work that honors copyright, for example a version without the publisher's formatting. This is known as a pre-print. Publications in the FAC are findable via both Google and Google Scholar.
Create an additional profile such as Google Scholar.
Gold-Conscious, active interaction
Use social media to disseminate your research
Twitter- eg Tara Brabazon
Who is talking about you? Use Impactstory to capture altmetrics
Maintain your profiles and consider if another platform could be of benefit. Be strategic and add them one at a time. They take time and maintenance
Get credit for peer review via Publons
Contact Research Development and Support (RDS) to showcase your research in Inspiring Research
Contact the Conversation for external visibility