A new service called ORCID has just been launched, with the lofty goal of trying to help distinguish researchers with the same name from each other.
As a person with a fairly common name this would be fantastic, as it is often frustrating trying to wade thru PubMed trying to find my papers by author name alone.
Most of the big players in Science Publishing are already on board, so it looks like this could be a winning centralised source of info in the not to distant future.
You can register here: https://orcid.org/register
In the past the gold standard was the ISI Web of Knowledge, but now there is a new kid in town, the SJR journal & Country Rank, powered by Scopus. So which one is better? After taking a look through some of the more common journals for cell biology, I’m leaning towards the SJR, it seems to fit a bit more with my gut feeling of how good a journal is, although that is a highly unscientific measure. So I will let the graphs speak for themselves and let you decide which is better.
Noticed this new ResearcherID profile on the ISI Web of Knowledge website.
As far as I can tell its free to sign up and use, and is a great way to update, track, and promote your progress as a researcher.
It plugs in with the new Endnote Web feature
For more info go here:
ps Here is what my current citations look like. Not too shabby for a young fella !