Managing your researcher identity can enhance your metrics to be more reliable and consistent. There are several ways you can work to manage your research identity including:
Researcher profiles can be a great tools to use to maximize impact of your work and connect with researchers globally. However, there are important considerations when using proprietary tools such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate:
You might also consider how many profiles you'd like to manage. Having multiple profiles over different platforms that you must manage separately can be time consuming. Consider managing one or two that are most useful, and those that link to others for consistency.
Many of the researcher profile sites can be linked. Using an ORCID and ResearcherID, for example, can also display in databases such as PubMed and Web of Science. Similarly, SciENcv will link to ORCID and vice versa.