Skip to main content

Research Impact

This guide outlines the resources and support available for ACU researchers to track their research impact.

Researcher profiles

Researcher profiles and IDs can be used to:

  • make your work more discoverable to the world
  • make you more identifiable to potential collaborators
  • differentiate your work from the work of other author's with similar names;
  • quickly and efficiently locate metrics such as citation counts and your H-index for all your publications;
  • promote your research to others

Here are a few profiling tools below which are well-known

Need some help?

Contact your Librarian - they can assist you.

Creating a researcher profile

Online profiles on some platforms need to be manually set up. Check out the video below which helps you how to set up a ResearcherID with Web of Science

Google Scholar

Creating a Google Scholar Citation profile will make sure that Google Scholar will easily and accurately group all the citations of your publications into one pool.   A profile generally lists your name, chosen keywords of research interest, generated citation metrics, and citations (including links to citing articles). 

In order to create a Google Scholar Citation profile, you need a Google Account. Once the profile is set up, it will automatically update. 

  1. Sign to your Google account, or create one if you don't have one.
  2. After you sign in, the Citations sign up form will ask you to confirm the spelling of your name, to enter your affiliation, etc. 
  3. On the next page, you will see a list of articles. Add the articles that are yours.
  4. Once you're done with adding articles, it will ask you what to do when the article data changes in Google Scholar. You can either have the updates applied to your profile automatically or you can choose to review them beforehand.
  5. Finally, you will see your profile.Once you are satisfied with the results, make your profile public.