Being able to track the impact of your research and scholarship is essential to:
One of the best steps to ensuring credit for your scholarly work is through Author IDs. Several Identification systems are available and most cooperate to share information. Register with all of the primary sites to distinguish yourself and your work from others with similar names.
Increase your research visibility through a variety of scholarly social channels:
Deposit your manuscripts in institutional and/or discipline specific repositories. This increases findability by web search engines and provides access to interested parties world-wide.
Best Practices for Researchers
Following some basic best practices throughout your academic/research career can ensure your work gets the exposure and has the impact it deserves. The tips at this site, while geared toward the medical field, are relevant for all disciplines: