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Research Quality: Identity Management

This pilot guide lists information resources on scholarly publication metrics, research quality methodology, and research quality. Note. The guide is under construction and new information is added. 

  Research Tracking

Author research impact 

  • Assess the impact of published articles - citation, citations sources, and citation use


  • Biosketch NIH - biosketch format, and requirements (fellowship and non-fellowship biosketch) - contribution to science
  • Biosketch NSF - professional and scholarly activities for creation, integration, and transfer of knowledge (synergistic activities)

Altmetric for Researchers 

  • Bookmarklet, API, badges to track, monitor, analyze, and explore collaboration 

Professional Networking & Tracking 

  • Doximity - professional networking and collaboration platform for clinicians, residents, and colleagues 
  • NCBI bibliography - citation management of published citation in PubMed and from other resources
  Identify Management Resources


    method of researcher disambiguation. ORCID provides a researcher with a unique identifier that distinguishes researchers from other researchers in the scientific community 
  • ​ISNI
    International Standard Name Identifier ​ISO global standard method for the unique identification of the researchers across all fields of creative activity and those who are distributing their creative work 
  • ​Web of Science ResearcherID
    Web of Science unique researcher identifier used to solve the problems of author identification and correct attribution of researcher works
  • Publon - open source platform to track publication, citation metrics, peer-reviews, and manage profile 
  • Science Experts Network (SciENcv) - NSF approved format for biosketch and information for federally funded research
  Publication Governance  


  • Researcher Impact 
    •  h-Index
    • citation
    • other relevant metrics 
  • Article Impact 
    • Citation Index 
  • Journal Impact 
    • Impact Factor 
    • SCImago journal rank
  • Higher Education  
    • Academic Ranking of World Universities
    • Times Higher Education World University 
    • Web of Science. Thompson Reuter, Science Essential Indictors 

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