The researcher profile is a personal account in a specific web environment, database or application that allows you to manage your scientific signature (name and surnames, institutional affiliation) and facilitates the research activity. It enables:
These are the currently existing proposals that we consider interesting:
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Scopus author ID: author and profile identifier, integrated in the database Scopus (Elsevier).
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit project that offers a system for unequivocal identification of researchers as well as a clear method to link their research activities with their publications. It provides:
This initiative, created and maintained by an association of academic entities, is supported by the main international editors (Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier, Hindawi, Thomson Reuters, Springer, Wiley...) and research institutions (CERN, MIT, CalTech...).
Although its voluntary nature, this identifier is already being requested in the presentation of the abbreviated curriculum for the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness I + D + i Projects. In the future, it is expected that it will be increasingly demanded by R & D organizations, journals and evaluators.
In spite of the institutions where researchers may develop their scientific activity throughout their life, the ORCID code will always remain the same, what allows to create automated links between all thei professional activities.
Researchers can register individually in ORCID for free.
Advantages for the research staff:
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Google Scholar Citations: Google Scholar application to create a professional profile in the academic field.
How to create your researcher profile in Google Scholar Citations (Alonso Arévalo, Universidad de Salamanca).
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Dialnetis a database managed by the Dialnet Foundation and maintained by many of the Spanish universities, including the University of Alicante.
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