While having works uploaded to SSRN used to be the gold standard for exposing legal research online, new research suggests that increasing the number of places where a scholar's work can be found and accessed increases both exposure (as counted in downloads) and citations.
A new discussion draft by Caroline Osborne and Stephanie Miller, The Scholarly Impact Matrix: An Empirical Study of How Multiple Metrics Create an Informed Story of a Scholar's Work, noted the following:
5. Google Scholar:
|Faculty member needs to:
|Your faculty webpage
|Supply updated information to the law library about new publications and activities
|Inform the library about new publications; provide a copy
|Upload all faculty works that meet deposit requirements
|Set up account; enhance as desired
|Provide guidance if needed. Can update publications list if you designate Matt Timko as a Trusted Individual in ORCiD.
|Set up account; ensure title and affiliation are correct
|Upload new works upon request and add to the NIU COL Research Paper Series
|HeinOnline Author Profile
|Ensure publications are correct; set up link to ORCiD
|Maintain profile information & link to SSRN
|Set up profile; verify publications to be added
|Provide guidance, if needed
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