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Research Impact Indicators & Metrics

How to Make a Difference

To enhance your research impact:

Maintain Profiles on Multiple Platforms

Creating and updating author profiles and sharing works on multiple platforms creates visibility for readers with different platform preferences and increases the likelihood your work will be discovered in searches

  • Create an ORCiD profile to connect your publications and affiliations and distinguish yourself from other researchers.
  • Create a profile in the UMass Scholarworks Expert gallery
  • Create your Google Scholar profile to help yourself appear in top hits for Google searches for your work
  • Create a Mendeley profile to connect your publications and track metrics associated with them
  • Claim your Web of Science ResearcherID to make changes to your scholar profile in Clarivate products including Publons.
  • Share your work in Zotero
  • Consider whether or not to create profiles on ResearchGate or, knowing that they are proprietary sites and you cannot control the ways they use your information

Google Scholar Profiles

Google Scholar profiles track citations of your work and calculate an H-index for you. This often includes grey literature such as conference presentations.

Dr. Anthony Fauci's Google Scholar Profile

Web of Science Profiles

Web of Science tracks citations of your work in WOS indexed publications and calculates an H-index for you. This is likely to be lower than your Google Scholar H-index because WOS includes fewer publications than Google Scholar.

Dr. Anthony Fauci's Web of Science profile