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Publishing in the Medical Sciences: Research Networking and Personal Profiles

Welcome to Publishing in Medical Journals: A Place for Identifying the Best Publication for Your Research

Research & Social Media

For individual scholars, several tools are available to archive and rate researcher impact. In addition to maintaining personal accounts, such tools can help to distinguish an author's works and indicate their impact over time. Some publishers even require researcher profiles as a compliance tool for submission and publication. As with any social media platform, researcher profiles can be good networking tools, encouraging the potential for collaboration by linking up with scholars doing similar research. 

Researcher Profiles & Recording Your Metrics

Sites such as ImpactStory provides a comprehensive assessment of a scholar's impact by combining publication metrics with other forms of scholarship such as datasets and software. Others such as ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) allow users their own digital identifier number helping them to maintain and manage their scholarly identity. With ORCID, researchers can link their own profile and publication information and allows for integration of various metrics to determine scholarly contribution. Additionally, Scopus has recently come up with an Author ID portal which allows researchers to document their interaction with the site. Research Gate and Google Scholar also provide similar personalized tools.

TTUHSC Faculty Success

TTUHSC accommodates medical professionals with personalized faculty profiles with Faculty Success. Formerly known as Digital Measures, this platform offers HSC personnel, and faculty in particular with an integrated way to showcase their education, teaching background, and ongoing scholarship.

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