Multiple author identity systems have emerged in recent years which provide a unique identifier to disambiguate researchers and scholars from others with the same or similar name and keep track of scholarly impact. These identifiers are persistent and portable, allowing use across multiple organizations and institutions. For UTSA researchers and scholars, we recommend exploring the following:
Creating author profiles is more than just obtaining a unique identifier. You may create a powerful up-to-date dashboard to keep track of your citations and h-indexes by linking profiles and exchanging data between systems.
Setting up profiles does not have to be a linear process. For the sake of efficiency, you may want to populate your profiles by exporting data from other sources. These are suggested steps to optimize this process:
Ensure identification and correct attribution of your work:
Use for career advancement and tenure:
Control privacy settings of your researcher profiles.
Find collaborators outside your institution and across disciplines.
Receive customized notifications about funding opportunities based on your publications and areas of interest.
Take your author profile to another institution.