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Resources and Information about the Open Access Movement


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Google Scholar Citations


Google Scholar My Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name


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The Open Science Research Network

  • Connect with colleagues and leading academics
  • Increase your visibility and track your impact
  • Stay up-to-date with cutting-edge research

Register your Loop profile




ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

How to Series

This is a How to Series - videos developed by the Rhodes University Scholarly Communications Office.

This series is intended to assist Rhodes University researchers and Postgraduate students with their ORCID number registration and the building of their online researcher profiles.


ResearcherID is a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community.
With a unique identifier assigned to each author in ResearcherID, you can
eliminate author misidentification and view an author’s citation metrics
instantly. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists
and explore how research is used around the world.

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Use Publons to track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-maintain profile.

  • All your publications, instantly imported from Web of Science, ORCID, or your bibliographic reference manager (e.g. EndNote or Mendeley).
  • Trusted citation metrics, automatically imported from the Web of Science Core Collection.
  • Correct author attribution, with your unique ResearcherID automatically added to the publications you claim in Web of Science collections.
  • Your verified peer review and journal editing history, powered by partnerships with thousands of scholarly journals.
  • Downloadable record summarising your scholarly impact as an author, editor and peer reviewer.

Want to know more? Watch the video.

For more information and/or to create your Publons profile

Rhodes University Researchers registered with Publons

Altmetric - connect with people who view your research

Impact Story


ImpactStory is a website that makes it quick and easy to view the impact of a wide range of research output. It goes beyond traditional measurements of research output -- citations to papers -- to embrace a much broader evidence of use across a wide range of scholarly output types. The system aggregates impact data from many sources and displays it in a single report, which is given a permaurl for dissemination and can be updated any time.



ResearchGate was built for scientists, by scientists,with the idea that science can do more when it's driven by collaboration. is a platform for academics to share research papers.


LinkedIn is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003,it is mainly used for professional networking.

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

An international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


The network of scientists will facilitate scholarly discovery. Institutions will participate in the network by installing VIVO, or by providing semantic web-compliant data to the network.