Whether you’re looking to advance your career, stay marketable, expand your connections, or just maintain your network, you need an online profile. Since first impressions matter, you need a profile that tells your story.
So, we made sure that your Scholabrate profile gives a 360 view of who you are, your accomplishments, background, qualifications, and skills. All in an attractive and visually appealing manner. After all, first impressions matter.
In this section, you’ll get an overview of yourProfile page. You’ll also learn about the possibilities offered by your Scholabrate ID™, and appreciate the Scholarly Reputation Management Dashboard™. You’ll also appreciate how we simplified the creation of your Contributions List
“Many well known academic social networks offer profile pages and uploading options … but they do little to show the complete story … Scholabrate highlights all”
Scholabrate's profile page presents your scholarly and research-related achievements. It also provides you with many opportunities to keep your profile up to date so that your info-graphics reflect updated data.
Creating Your Profile
Accessing Your Profile
- Log into your Scholabrate account
- Click the "Profile" tab located on the top menu bar
Your Profile Photo
Adding a profile photo to your Scholabrate Profile page helps personalize your profile.
- Log into your Scholabrate account
- Navigate to the “Profile” tab located at the top menu bar
- Click the “Edit” button located below the profile photo
- Once you’re in “Edit” mode, click your profile photo
- Click on the “Upload new photo” button
- Search for and select the desired photograph
- Click “Save”
The Brand Strength Indicator
Your Brand Strength Indicator is a measure of your profile completeness and reflects how current your profile is. It also serves to display your brand equity as a scholar.
Since building brand equity takes time, it’s recommended that you update your profile on regular intervals.
The Brand Strength Indicator displays four different levels based on the information you provide: “Novice,” “Junior Scholar,” “Scholar,” and “Influencer.” In order for this indicator to accurately reflect your researcher status, it is recommended that you maintain your profile as complete and up-to-date as possible.
The Brand Strength Indicator is only visible to you. Visitors to your public profile page cannot view your individual Brand Strength Indicator.
The length of time associated with optimizing your Scholabrate profile may vary from one Member to the next and may depend on factors such as the Member’s experience, amount of contributions, extent of activities the Member is engaged in etc.
Public Profile Visibility
Your public profile appears when others search for you on Scholabrate or on popular search engines. You can control which components of your profile page others can see from your Settings page.
The default viewing of your profile page is set to show all you achievements. There are times, however, when you wish to share less of your profile. To hide/show your profile sections:
- Log into your Scholabrate account
- Click on your profile photo icon located at the top right-hand corner of your web page
- Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu
- Go to "Public Profile"
- Check/Un-check the desired boxes next to the fields you wish to show/hide on your public profile
Did you know?
Your Setting pages lets you:
- manage your personal information
- manage your notification, communication and related settings
- manage your privacy settings
- view subscription related information.
Your Scholabrate ID
Your Scholabrate ID™
Your Scholabrate ID is a unique web address associate with your Scholabrate account, designed to establish trust in your online profile and identification.
NOTE: By default, your Scholabrate ID is personalized to you.
Your unique Scholabrate ID can be found on your Profile page below your profile photo. You can also find your Scholabrate ID and associated URL in your Profile Settings page.
it’s your calling card
Your Scholabrate ID is the window to your Scholabrate profile. You can easily spread the word about your achievements and potential as a collaborator by sharing your Scholabrate ID with your colleagues and followers.
Here are some ideas about your Scholabrate ID:
on your page, site, or blog
on social media
to your email signature line
Adding your Scholabrate ID to your signature line allows all your contacts to link to your Scholabrate account, view your profile, and connect with you, This will allow you to increase your followers on Scholabrate and promote your research career.
The Scholarly Reputation Management Dashboard™
A Strategic Partner with a Story
Scholabrate’s Scholarly Reputation Management Dashboard (SRMD) is a proprietary visual interface designed to:
- put you in control, showing you your achievements to date as well as your performance over the last five years, and allowing you to set targets relevant to your scholarly career. It can be a tremendously stimulating tool that pushes you to challenge yourself and track your accomplishments and performance in real-time.
- be used as a powerful strategic application to gain an appreciation of all of your achievements to date, optimize your future research- and career-related directions, and increase your visibility.
Scholabrate can assist in creating your online research brand based on information you can trust – information provided by you!
Keep your information in sync, and gain insights to plan your future.
Based on Trusted Data
You Earned It. We Show It!
The Achievements section of the Scholarly Reputation Management Dashboard illuminates the wider role you play within your institution and research community. After all, you are more than the sum of your publications. This information is divided into four all-inclusive categories:
- Funding History.
The Scholascore is a metric designed to provide you with a snapshot of your scholarly performance. Unlike the Achievements section of the Scholarly Reputation Management Dashboard, which provides an overview of your accomplishments over the entirety of your research career, the Scholascore is designed to provide reliable information on your performance over the last five years.
Built-in “Heads Up”
The Contributions List
An Effortless Exercise
We took the pain out of creating your Contributions List. To assist you in building your profile, Scholabrate scans the internet for contributions with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) associated with your name.
Well … Almost … 🙂
To accurately display your contributions list and to allow us to build your researcher CV, you need to edit each of contributions/publications you imported by pressing the "Edit" link next to the relevant contribution.
This extra step is required to allow you to correct any errors that may have occurred during the importation of the relevant citation and to properly classify the contribution into its proper category.
This will allow Scholabrate to properly display your contributions, award you with the correct badge, and build your researcher CV.
Note that in order to accurately present your contributions, only edited contribution will be displayed on your profile page.
why the extra step?
We import the information associated with your Contributions from third-party data providers that rely on publishers' input. Due to the manner publishers and data providers make such information available, minor errors in the information presented may occur. We don't have control over such information.
To correct and control for such errors, Scholabrate allows you to edit the relevant fields in imported contributions.
… and … sometimes …
Scholabrate’s automated contribution search attempts to match your name against the records of data providers. In some cases, the imported list may contain results not associated with you. This may happen for several reasons, such as incorrect tagging by the data provider.
If you accidentally added a contribution from the list that is not attributed to you, you can easily delete it by clicking the trashcan icon located below the relevant contribution’s full citation.
Oops … DOI Not Available
We're only able to import information made available by publishers and for which a DOI is available. This contribution list is continually being expanded but may not be complete.
If some of your Contributions were not discovered during Scholabrate’s automated scan, you can add the remaining contributions manually.
- DOI information is assigned to contributions by their respective publishers.
- It is recommended that, once a list is generated, you review it to verify that the list generated reflects your work. Only select contributions attributable to you.
- Citation information and other usage data (e.g., how many times and by whom a work has been cited) is currently not supported by Scholabrate. We are currently examining how to offer such information without distracting from the value of the information we present.