Ensuring your online researcher profiles are accurate and up to date is important for several reasons. It ensures that people searching for your work discover a full and accurate record; it helps distinguish you from other researchers (including those with similar names); and ensures your work is correctly credited to you. It also means that any citation activity captured by Scopus or Web of Science (or analysis of this activity by tools such as SciVal and InCites) is relating to an accurate dataset.
Before you dive into research metrics, we recommend you do the following three things: (click the hyperlinked headings for help)
Contact your School Librarian for assistance with managing your online author identity.
For promotion and grant applications, the Library offers a Research Metrics Service to demonstrate the metrics tools available to collect research metrics data. This service works with your School Librarian to compile data that demonstrates the uptake of your research and your performance in your academic field.
For grant applications over $50,000, a Research Metrics Report can be produced. This report will include journal impact data, citation counts, book reviews, social media mentions and any other material deemed appropriate. Additional assistance is available to formulate the best possible impact statement utilising the report data. Approximately four (4) weeks is required to complete a report.
Contact your School Librarian to request a report, or make an appointment to discuss this further.
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