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Future Faculty Fellows Workshop: Presentation - August 26, 2015

Image, Impact, and Intelligence


Tools you may find useful for networking and managing your professional online image:

  • ORCID - register for your unique ID; create an ORCID profile.  For more information, see the ORCID box below.
  • LinkedIn - create a professional profile; stay in touch with colleagues.
  • ResearchGate - create a scientific profile; list your publications; participate in forums depending on your areas of interest & expertise
  • - post and view academic research papers; follow researchers of interest
  • Google Scholar - create a profile and publications list; citation metrics will be generated automatically
  • ImpactStory - with your profile, create links to publications, posters, datasets, and software products; your "highly viewed" and "highly cited" research products will be highlighted automatically.

A Scientist's Guide to Social Media by Chris Tachibana

Increasing Access to Your Work

Open Access Publishing - directory of reputable open access journals; UW Libraries financial support for publishing in BioMed Central and Springer Open journals

UW Research Works - institutional repository for publications and research data

Journal Impact Factors - databases for looking up impact factors

Author rights information - practical guidance on copyright and open access for authors who are submitting journal manuscripts.  Content written by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

SHERPA/RoMEO - database containing summaries of publisher policies regarding copyright and self-archiving. Use this to locate permissions that are usually part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.

Data Sharing - learn about Open Data, NIH data sharing repositories, and using EZID to create a persistent identifier for your research data.  Guide published by the UW Health Sciences Library.

Questions and Consultations

If you have questions or want to set up an appointment, please email Diana Louden, UW Biomedical & Translational Sciences Librarian.

ORCID - Open Researcher and Contributor ID

  1. Go to ORCID to register and receive an iD.         
  2. Add your position title and affiliation to your ORCID profile.
  3. Import your references from Scopus and/or Web of Science (optional).                                                    

You can include your ORCID iD on your professional web page, when you submit publications, and when you apply for grants.

Your ORCID iD is connected to you wherever you go.

Using it will help distinguish you and your work from the work of other people with similar names.

Describing Your Impact

Scopus - a large, multidisciplinary database with useful tools for cited reference searching and author impact analysis

Web of Science - another large, multidisciplinary database for cited reference searching and author impact analysis

NIH FAQs regarding "Contributions to Science" - includes advice for new scientists

DORA: Declaration on Research Assessment - initiative of the American Society for Cell Biology and others to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties

UW Libraries Guide to Impact Factors - directions and advice on determining journal impact factors, author impact factors, and article-level metrics

Intelligence - Monitoring the Literature and Grants

Current Awareness Alerts - suggested strategies for staying on top of the literature

Using MyNCBI for PubMed alerts - clear directions and screen shots on saving and managing searches in PubMed

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