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Building your scholarly profile

A guide to developing your scholarly profile and increasing your presence online.


Metadata about usage, or the data about how your work is used, can help you focus your research and outreach efforts. For instance, if you know in which academic areas, geographical regions, and on what platforms your scholarship is most discoverable and cited, you can take a more targeted approach to your scholarship. 


IR usage statistics

DigitalCommons@UNO provides information on where in the world your work on this platform is being read, what institutions are accessing this information and download counts. To get this information, contact us at the library:

Website dashboard statistics

Your own personal website may provide statistical information. Consider exploring the administrative side of your website to see if it has a dashboard where metrics are tracked.

This index measures the number of citations of your paper and the number of times other publications that use your work, have been cited. This index can be accessed via Google Scholar and Web of Science.


This index measures those papers with 10 or more citations. It can be tracked via Google Scholar.