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Here are some of the positive steps you can take to increase your online visibility, grow your professional network, and increase the impact of your work.
First, sign up for an ORCID account.
Next, consider which collaboration network or profile system is best for you. Popular academic and professional social networks that provide platforms for you to create and manage a profile include:
Academic social networks allow you to share, collaborate, connect, and get analytics and rankings about the impact and reach of your work and the work of others in your field. Most of these platforms are for-profit businesses. They are all free to join; but be aware that when you add content to them, they may be mined and used in ways you did not intend.
Before you join an academic social network, consider:
Wikipedia publishes a comparison of research networking tools and research profiling systems.
After your first publications:
If you author or edit a book:
Additionally you can:
Other tools/resources you can use to share your work and promote your scholarly profile: