Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Promoting Your Work

Promoting Your Research

  • ImpactStory
    Impactstory is an open-source, web-based tool that helps scientists explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products—from traditional ones like journal articles, to emerging products like blog posts, datasets, and software.
  • ResearchGate
    ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers that allows them to share and access publications, connect and collaborate with colleagues, and gather statistics about how their research is used. 
  • Google Scholar Citations

Measuring and Broadening Your Impact

  • This guide from Cornell University Library provides suggestions for alternative forms of publishing and connecting with the research community.
  • Measure Your Research Impact
    This UNC LibGuide will help you learn how to assess the impact of your research, and provides information on journal and author impact, author identifiers, altmetrics, and publishing venues. 

Registering for Author IDs

  • ORCID 
    ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.  This ORCID guide, takes you through a step-by-step process of registering for an ORCID and importing your works.
  • ResearcherID
    ResearcherID is a unique, Thomson Reuters-specific ID that is fully integrated with Web of Science and can be associated with an ORCID ID. ResearcherID allows researchers to find citations specific to authors, manage their own publications, and gather statistics about the use of their work on the Web of Science platform. 
  • Scopus Author Identifier