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Researcher profiles: Living Reviews authors in Google Scholar

5 June 2014

Researcher profile sites and services have become an important tool in academia for various reasons:[1]

  • to make your research and teaching activities known
  • to increase the chance of publications getting cited
  • to correct attribution, names and affiliations
  • to make sure that a much as possible is counted in research assessments
  • to increase the chance of new contacts for research cooperation
  • to increase the chance of funding
  • to serve society better

If you are an academic, you are likely to have an online university profile. However, there are a number of other researcher profile systems or researcher identifiers that can link your publications and create a unique scholarly identity. Some are open-access initiatives, others are linked to subscription citation databases, and increasingly the various systems are becoming interlinked.[2]

There are various types of sites and services that are important in fostering your visibility:[1]


Google Scholar

Recently, author profiles in Google Scholar have become more widely used and, of course, prominently featured in Google's search results. We all know that 'nobody is perfect' and, therefore, Google Scholar as other bibliometric services has to be used with care.[3]

Below are some examples of Living Reviews author profiles that nicely demonstrate the functionalities, as well as the high visibility and reputation of Living Reviews articles in various fields of research.

Living Reviews in Relativity:

Antonio De Felice, Roberto Emparan, Jörg Frauendiener, Kostas Kokkotas, Badri Krishnan, Stefano Liberati, Steven Liebling, Duncan Lorimer, David Mattingly, Stacy McGaugh, Ezra Newman, Oscar Reula, Carlo Rovelli, Nikolaos Stergioulas, Matt Visser, Clifford Will

Living Reviews in Solar Physics:

I. Arregui, Roberto Bruno, Vincenzo Carbone, P. F. Chen, David Hathaway, Mike Lockwood, Mark Miesch, Åke Nordlund, Leon Ofman, Mathew Owens, Fabio Reale


Sources:

[1] http://libguides.library.uu.nl/profiles

[2] http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/23researchthings/2014/05/12/thing-07-tools-to-measure-research-impact-and-manage-your-publication-profile/

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Scholar