What is an "academic profile"?
"I think about the academic profile as a narrative. It is a narrative of the scholar we are and the scholar we want to be. Put more simply, an academic profile is a story we tell to ourselves and to other people and organizations. Our profile story focuses on the kind of scholarly work we have done, can do and hope to do in the future. ... It brings together our various experiences, publications, networks, teaching and professional relationships." -- Pat Thomson, Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham
Organizing and publicizing your scholarly profile can bring crucial benefits to you and your research including:
Here are some great tools to help you create the kind of scholarly profile you want.
An increasingly popular platform for sharing research and enhancing collaboration among like-minded researchers by promoting connections via online platforms such as Mendeley, Academia.edu and Research Gate. Users create online profiles, post/link to their publications and follow others with similar research interests.