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Researcher Identity & Impact

This guide is designed to assist you with expanding the impact of your research by developing your researcher profile and explaining how metrics work.

Social Networking Websites


In addition to your researcher profiles in the common systems such as Google scholar, Web of Science and Scopus, you might find it helpful to join some of the social networking websites for researchers - ResearchGate and

By joining such professional networking communities, you will have:

  • Better visibility and discoverability of your research;
  • Possibility to publish pre-prints/post-prints of your articles (only when this is in alignment with the publisher’s policy);
  • Ability to discover new research in your field;
  • Connect and collaborate with the scientific community;
  • Measure your impact and track your citations;