Update your Profile on the Maynooth University Research Information System
Sign up for a ORCID identifier. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised. Check out the ORCID knowledge base.
Create a Google Scholar Citations Profile: Google scholar citations allows authors to track citations to their scholarly works and to calculate numerous citation metrics based on Google Scholar citation data. By setting up a profile, you will be able to disambiguate yourself from authors with the same or similar names and make yourself more findable on Google.
Create a Research Profile using Researcher ID on the Web of Science Database available via the Libraries A-Z of Databases. Register with Web of Science to begin this process.
Check your Author ID on the Scopus database to make sure your details are correct. This identity is automatically generated if you have publications on Scopus.
Publishing in Open Access makes outputs freely available online so that they can be downloaded, read and re-used in accordance with licensing. This means that the potential readership of open access articles is far greater than articles restricted to subscribers, so your articles are much more likely to be downloaded, shared and cited.
Check out MU's Open Access Repository called "Maynooth University Research Archive Library" (MURAL)
For a global directory of Academic Open Access Repositories & Policieslook at Open DOAR
For listings of Open Access to Publish in, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is really useful.
Sharing your research data and making it more accessible and visible can also result in wider citation of your data and research.
A limitation of citation-tracking databases is the different ways authorship is attributed. Problems can stem from data errors, name ambiguity, and how multi-authored articles are attributed.