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Ivy College of Business: Library Resources

Resources and information about using the University Library

Increasing Research Visibility

Documenting the impact of your research is an important part of making a case advancement. There are easy ways to increase the visibility of your research, from publishing in open access journals to getting an ORCID ID. I'm glad to consult with you if you have questions about any of these avenues.

Open Access Agreements

Publishing open access articles makes your research more widely available. The University Library has negotiated full or reduced access article processing charges (APCs) with many publishers:

Digital Repository @ ISU

The ISU Digital Repository can house open access copies of articles and conference proceedings or original creative works, Participating is easy - send your vita or list of publications to and library staff will get your research added to the repository. 

Research Data Services

You can save research data in ISU’s DataShare repository instead of sending it to journal publishers.See the RDS information guide or contact them at

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ORCID Identifiers

An ORCID® identifier (iD) is a persistent personal ID that identifies your research.  Using your ORCID iD is:

  • more accurate and secure than a name: many people can have the same name but each ORCID iD is unique
  • An ORCID iD provides an easy way to distinguish yourself from people with similar names
  • funding agencies and publishers are starting to require them

  •  For more about ORCID, visit our website

Things to know about ORCID Identifiers:

  • Registering for an ORCID iD is free.
  • You can choose which parts of your profile are public. (A public profile is much more useful!) 
  • You can link DOI's and grant numbers to your ORCID iD.
  • Currently working for Iowa State? Select Iowa State University as your institution in the "Employment" section. 

View a sample ORCID iD profile

checkmarkRegister for an ORCID iD

ORCID works well with a variety of systems

Connect your ORCID iD with: 
ResearcherID Scopus Author Identifier
Google Scholar Proquest Pivot
Other systems: MyNCBI, Faculty of 1000, etc. 

Other Platforms for Increasing Visibility: