After admission

Welcome on board new students! 

Now that you’re officially enrolled on the PhD program, you will receive your personal institutional account e-mail (i.e. if you aren’t an ex UNIBS student.
IMPORTANT: If you are in a country where Google doesn’t work, the account will be created as soon as you enroll on the program but you’ll be able to use it and access the other functionalities when you’ll reach Italy.

Before you start working on your PhD project right away, you may want to follow these suggestions in order to obtain the maximum from this experience:

  • Create a LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is a professional social network where you can add your professional competences, follow professionals relevant to your field and be recruited by human resource recruiters for interesting jobs. The more details you add the more your account will be interesting for the companies!
  • Create a Scopus account. When you publish an article it will be automatically added to your profile. Scopus is the most important platform for researchers, and the only one that matters when considering h-index values and publications. Note that you can access Scopus when connected to our University net, otherwise you’ll have to set the option to access the portal when under other non-institutional nets.
  • Create a ResearchGate account. It is a fundamental step in order to make your publications available to other researchers: you can share your open source publications and find papers relevant for your work. Some papers are only available on ResearchGate, for example Conference Proceedings!
  • Create an Academia account. It works similarly to ResearchGate, but lets you also add draft of papers to be commented by the audience. New features include the creation of a personal page where your research is highlighted.
  • Create a ResearcherID account. It provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned to a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification.
  • Create an ORCID account. Similar to ResearcherID, it can be linked directly to Scopus and ResearcherID and provides an easy and intuitive solution to track your papers. It’s also useful to present yourself as a researcher to the public, since you can also add your partnerhips and collaborations to funded projects.
  • Create your personal page on the MIUR website. Now you’re registered into the Italian Research System! This is an important step everyone should complete. After registering, link your ORCID account to the MIUR account, so that your publications will always be tracked automatically.
  • Create a Google Scholar account. It allows to automatically update your publication and citation list. If you don’t have any publication yet, select one random publication during the registration process and delete it immediately after your profile has been created. Do not forget to select “make my profile public”, an important step to make your work appear on search engines!

Now you’re ready to go, fellow young researcher!