Maintaining a consistent form of your name is key in distinguishing your research and publishing from the work of others.
E.g., Always using Henry Zhang, not intermixing H. Zhang and Henry Zhang in different papers.
Unique identifiers help consolidate your publications under one author profile (e.g., use ORCiD, ResearchID, Scopus Author Identifier).
Use University of Alberta as your affiliation/location for all publishing, journals, or grant agencies. Ensure your research is credited to you and linked to the University of Alberta.
(E.g., SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR submissions.)
Where you publish will affect your research visibility (how much it is read, cited, etc.) Our Identifying Appropriate Journals for Publication guide will give you the knowledge to wisely choose where to publish your work.
Using search engine optimization (SEO) principles can help rank your work higher in search results. Try the following strategies:
Adding your work to a repository can make it easier to find, which can increase its impact. Many publishers allow you to add a version of your article to a repository, like the University of Alberta Library's Education and Research Archive (ERA). You can also add conference presentation slides and other types of documents.
Consider adding your research data to a repository such as Dataverse. This allows other researchers to view and potentially use and cite your data. To learn more about data repositories, visit Archive my Research Data.
Whether you're in the middle of a research project or have just published an article or a book, you can share and promote your research to connect with a wider audience. For example: