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Scholarly Publishing

This guide discusses common issues and practices for academic publishing including author rights, predatory journals, and open access

Author Accounts

You can create author accounts at a number of different websites. You can use these as professional websites to promote your scholarly activities, connect with colleagues, and get data on your publications. I've highlighted two prominent, easy-to-use sites below:

  • Google Scholar Profiles


On the ORCID website, you can create a researcher profile and add information about your professional publications. Your colleagues and students can then view this profile to see what work you've done and what your professional interest areas are. Many journals now ask for an ORCID ID that they can include in your article's information. The benefits of an ORCID profile:

  • Present all your scholarly works in one location
  • Ability to change your name on your ORCID profile and retain your published works
  • Share data

To create an account, go to the ORCID researcher registration page and provide the required information.

Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar isn't just useful for finding articles, it can also help you collect information about the impact of your publications. By setting up a Google Scholar Profile, you can:

  • See how many times you've been cited by other authors
  • Get h-index and i10-index data
  • See where your articles have been cited
  • Follow your colleagues

Google Scholar Profile for Daniel Wilson showing four articles and 76 citations



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