For researchers, heightened visibility can lead to positive gains, including opportunities to form important new networks; personal reputation-building; new opportunities for sharing research results; and invitations to participate in academic events.
Researcher profiles are employed by researchers to make themselves, and their research, more widely known to others. They are regarded as an effective tool for enhancing researcher visibility.
Typically, researcher profiles are online-accessible documents providing information about the researcher, including any combination of biographical details, publications lists, notable achievements, collaborators' names, institutional and professional society memberships, research and readership metrics, and so on.
This section will introduce two well-known online tools for constructing Researcher Profiles:
An authentic and thoughtfully constructed researcher profile has benefits: