Scholarly profiles include both researcher profiles and researcher identifiers. Profiles allow authors to manage their activities and publications, publicize their work, and network with other scholars.
Experts is a university-sponsored platform for Syracuse scholars to showcase their research, expand their networks, and connect with scholars at Syracuse and other universities. As a Syracuse University faculty member, you have an Experts@Syracuse profile. Scholars can use this platform to track their citations, package and display grants and associated research outputs, and identify potential academic collaborators based on similar research “fingerprints.”
To edit your Experts profile, begin by logging into Pure, the backend of the Experts website. You can find also find the link at the bottom of Experts webpage. Once you have logged on, look up your name using the search function at the top of the page, which will bring you directly to your editable metadata.
At minimum, we recommend you do the following in order to ensure an accurate representation of your scholarly profile in Experts@Syracuse:
1. Add a professional headshot.
- Your headshot can be uploaded from your computer using the “Add File” button.
2. Confirm or update your title.
- Titles include non-academic faculty positions such as “associate dean.” You will add your department and other institutional affiliations in the “organizational affiliations” section.
3. Add your research interests.
- Choose key terms that best represent your research.
4. Confirm your academic department and confirm or add the research and/or other unit(s) with which you are affiliated at Syracuse University.
- Click on the “Add Organizational Affiliation” button. Identify your position and begin typing the name of the unit. Affiliations outside of Syracuse University can be added in the next section.
5. Record your academic qualifications and affiliated institutions.
- Note that the website requires the full date (month, day, year) that the qualification was acquired, not just the year.
- You may need to manually enter an academic institution if it is not already in the database.
Research Outputs or Activities
Once you have confirmed or added to your personal information, there are several types of entries that can be added in Experts. For a breakdown of different types of entries and how to fill out the templates, please refer to this resource page provided by the SU Libraries.
Google Scholar provides a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. Public profiles appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
Google Scholar Citations is easy to set up and maintain, even if you have written many articles and your name is shared by other scholars. You can add groups of related articles or one article at a time. You can easily delete articles that are not written by you. Your citation metrics are updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or manually update your articles. Help is available.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique digital identifier that allows scholars to distinguish their profile and research from other scholars. Scholars can use their ORCID to identify their grants, institutional affiliations, peer-reviews, and publications without having to worry about being confused with another scholar who has the same name. The SU Libraries provides an overview of the steps to create and use ORCID, including linking your ORCID to your Experts page.
SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) is an online platform that supports researchers in creating biosketches and organizing other professional information to submit in response to federal and other funding opportunities. Both NIH and NSF encourage applicants and grantees to utilize SciENcv. Additionally, you can link biosketches generated through SciENcv to your ORCID and Experts profile page. Training resources are available on the SciENcv website.