Many sites now offer the option to establish a scholarly profile of your publications and other grant activities. See what is available and set up your own profile. How can you use this guide?
ORCID is an effort to connect all these researcher ID-systems together. The Open Researcher and Contributor ID is still in development, but you can create a profile, link it to your Scopus ID, ResearchID, and other systems.
ResearcherID is from the same company and connected to Web of Science, EndNote, and Journal Citation Reports. Researcher ID offers a public profile. You can choose what to show publicly. Researcher ID is also important as a basis to provide feedback to Web of Science for grouping author name variants or corrections to affiliations.
You can use the same log in for ResearcherID, Web of Science, and EndNote.
Since some Google Scholar citations are incomplete and inaccurate, you can improve access to yoru publications by creating an account and identifying which publications in their database are yours. After taking these steps searches on your name will show your profile on top of the results. The profile itself shows your list of publications in Google Scholar with basic metrics.
The Scopus Author ID helps author recognition and disambiguation when searching publications. Many researchers already have a Scopus ID without realising it. Even though MSU does not have a Scopus subscription, you can still claim and control your Scopus Author ID.
ResearchGate is a large (originally German) social network linking researchers by topics. It can be used to ask collegues questions. You can choose which topics or researchers to follow. You can automatically populate your publications list or add items from reference management tools or add manually. You can even upload and share full text publications (e.g. last author versions that many publishers allow you to share).
Academia.edu is a large researcher social network and connects scholars to each other. You can add papers through a built in search using Microsoft Academic, PubMed, and ArXiv. You can also add ful text. Academia.edu can email you analytics about searchers finding your profile and publications.