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Research impact and visibility: Visibility

Researcher, can you be identified?

Researcher identifiers strive to resolve confusion arising from:

  • name changes,
  • institution changes,
  • researchers with the same name,
  • different ways of writing a person’s name.

Author Identifer Tools

According to the Open Science Guidelines at the Tampere higher education community, each researcher should acquire an international ORCID researcher identifier and use it in all scientific activities. The international ORCID identifier will provide you with a permanent and unique digital identifier.

To learn more and to create and maintain your iD, go to ORCID page   ORCID logo


  • ResearcherID is integrated with Web of Science, and can be used in Publons environment. You can create the identifier yourself in the Web of Science -database or at and link it to Publons.
  • Your ORCID account can be associated with your ResearcherID and data can be exchanged between these two. You have to grant Publons permission to export/import information between services.

Scopus Author ID

  • The Scopus author identifier distinguishes you from other authors by assigning you a unique number and then grouping all your documents together.
  • However, if your name has appeared in various ways during your authoring career or you have changed affiliations at any point, your publications may be spread over a number of different author profiles.
  • The easiest way to manage your profile is through the Scopus to ORCID wizard:
  • Further details: Manage my Author Profile

Researchers can create a Google account and collect all their articles found in Google Scholar to "My Citations page".

Google Scholar profile

  • public or private
  • a list of researchers´s own publications
  • statistics of citations received by the publications and tracking of citations
  • H-index of all the publications and five-year h-index
  • i10-index, i.e. the number of publications with over 10 citations
  • when searching by author in Google Scholar the public profile will be at the top of the search results and displayed as a link

ISNI - International Standard Name Identifier

ISNI, based on the ISO 27729 standard, is a system for unambiguously identifying people or organizations owning scientific or creative works or opuses.

Publication repositories

The researchers of  Tampere University are responsible for saving their publication information to institutional repository (SoleCRIS or TUTCRIS) where information about scientific and artistic activity of the Tampere University is collected and are freely available supporting openness.

Check CRIS Guide and manage your profile:

Increase your visibility - check list for researchers

  • Create a researcher identifier, for example ORCID iD.
  • Use a consistent spelling of your author name in all publications.
  • Use the standardised institutional affiliation (=Tampere University) in your publications.
  • Consider using Open Access channels (including self-archiving).
  • Check your own publication information in international databases and contact the service provider if you notice errors in your name or contact information.
  • Discuss your research and share information about your publications in academic social networking sites.
  • Join social networks for researchers, e.g., ResearchGate, LinkedIn.
  • Utilize social bookmarking with e.g. Mendeley, Zotero

Template for researcher's curriculum vitae and List of publications

Template for researcher's curriculum vitae

The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK), Universities Finland UNIFI and the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene ry and the Academy of Finland have together drafted a model curriculum vitae that complies with good scientific practice. This model CV for researchers aims to provide guidelines for drafting an appropriate CV from the perspective of research ethics in a way that presents an individual's merits as comprehensively, truthfully and as comparably as possible.

List of publications

The complete list of publications must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name, list date
  • Published works and works accepted for publication listed according to classification of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

A Peer-reviewed scientific articles
B Non-refereed scientific articles
C Scientific books (monographs)
D Publications intended for professional communities
E Publications intended for the general public, linked to the applicant’s research
F Public artistic and design activities
G Theses
H Patents and invention disclosures
I Audiovisual material, ICT software

More information: Academy of Finland:

Academic Networking

Researchers can share their results and publications in social media / social networking sites and get feedback and visibility for their work.

When saving research articles into social media services, copyright issues and the publishers' policies concerning these services must be taken into account. Read more on self-archiving and social media.