Various online tools such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and ORCID allow users to register for a unique number so that all of the publications of a given author can be linked together.
This has several advantages-
Claim all of your publications, no matter what name was used at the time of publication or how the authors were listed. Identifiers can appear in citations and be shared so that your publications are just a click away from any researcher interested in following your work.
Academic social media sites such as ResearchGate, Mendeley, and combine the social networking features of popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter with practical research functions such as organizing papers, generating bibliographies, and .pdf annotating. Different types of sites will be presented along with their potential usefulness for managing research workflows and building networks among other scholars.
This Shop Talk falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion
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