Research Speaker Series: Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile

Session Description:

The growth of social media and networked technologies has allowed new and interactive ways for scholars to circulate their research, expand their scholarly networks, and track their research impact. Understanding how your academic identity and research outputs (e.g., articles, books, patents, conference proceedings, posters, data contributions, videos, blog posts, etc.) are tracked and showcased is a necessary step in framing your online identity. Claiming and developing an academic profile includes showcasing your research outputs in a portfolio-like space to provide yourself and others with a picture of your scholarship.

In this session you will:

  • Learn why academic profiles are important in the scholarly publication process for academics/researchers.
  • Learn the connection between academic profiles and impact metrics and rankings.
  • Identify a variety of academic profile tools, and author IDs and learn about their benefits and potential risks.
  • Evaluate the purpose for your academic profile, and select appropriate tools to meet your needs.


Erin Fields is an open education and scholarly communications librarian at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. Erin offers workshops and support in academic publishing and developing academic profiles, including connecting with networks, sharing and creating content for online engagement, creating author IDs, and measuring impact.

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a spring 2023 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning. These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Thursdays once every three weeks, allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.