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Associate Librarian and Scholarly Services Librarian

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Yen Tran
Lemieux Library Second Floor iDesk
Subjects: Education, Social Work

Methods to Enhance Your Impact

There are many methods for enhancing your research impact. One of the best ways is to ensure that your work belongs to you by using an author identifier such as an ORCID. Other methods involve increasing visibility and discoverability by including works into the institutional repository, connecting with other scholars, or sharing your research online.

Information Below Includes

  • Use author identifier(s) to get credit for your work
  • Enhance discoverability and dissemination
  • Find and connect with like-minded scholars

Use Author Identifier(s) to Get Credit for Your Work

Author identifiers disambiguate authors with the same or similar name. Because they persist even if you change your name, switch fields, or relocate, having an author identifier ensures that your work is discovered and attributed to you. An identifier will simplify updating your CV or preparing an annual report because it streamlines the process of compiling a bibliography of your work. Searchable author identifier registries contain researcher profiles and lists of citations.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

ORCID is a global registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish you from all other researchers, automatically linking your professional activities. Your ORCID identifier will belong to you throughout your scholarly career as a persistent identifier to distinguish you from other researchers and ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work.

We recommend registering for an ORCID, find more information about ORCID.

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