The University’s new and improved academic profiles system makes La Trobe based research more visible, while highlighting the capabilities and track record of our researchers. Read our Academic Profiles guide to find out more.
Library staff can provide advice and assistance to ensure your profile is accurate and includes everything necessary to maximise your research advantage.
Frequently asked questions
Who gets an academic profile?
All academic staff automatically receive a profile, and professional staff can request one by contacting Library Research support. This is subject to approval from the Research Office. The profiles system will also be extended to include Higher Degree by Research students in late 2018.
Where does my profile information come from?
The information displayed in your Academic profile comprises publications information from My Publications, grants information from Research Master, and other information that you can add yourself; including your bio, professional and teaching activities etc. Regular updates will occur from other trusted sources, including from the HR system for personal details (Name, honorific, department and contact details). The old staff profiles will be decommissioned at some point in the future.
What if I don’t have a My Publications login?
It may take a few days to for your account in My Publications to appear after commencement of job or course. You will use your LTU username and password to access My Publications. Please contact Library Research support if you cannot login to My Publications.
How do I update my new profile?
You can edit your new profile through logging into My Publications and clicking on ‘Edit your profile’. Alternatively, if you are on the Academic Profiles system, there is a ‘LOG IN’ button at the top of your profile page, which links to My Publications. Further system instructions can be found on the expert help guide.
Can I change publications information listed on my profile?
You can add, or hide publications listed on your Academic profile via My Publications. If publications are missing, you can manually add them. You can also reject publications that are not yours. In some cases you will want to merge duplicate entries for the same item. See the guide to managing your publications [PDF 1.2MB].
Note: If you want to hide a publication, and a co-author at La Trobe University does not also want to hide it, then it will still be displayed in the Academic Profiles system.
When will the changes and new publications/research outputs appear on my profile?
My Publications data is updated to the Academic Profiles system overnight. Any changes made to any data in My Publications will not appear in your profile until the next day. Publications that are harvested automatically for you will appear in your profile once they are claimed. You can activate the claim via the “Claim as mine” button.
Where do keywords on my profile come from and how do I change them?
Keywords in the Academic Profiles system are in-built, and associated with your listed publications. You can add or hide keywords by clicking the pencil icon next to the Expertise label, when editing your profile in My Publications. New ones may be added by contacting the Library Research team.
The title in my profile is incorrect. How do I get it changed?
The titles in the profiles come though the HR system and cannot be changed manually. If yours is incorrect, please notify Library Research support and we will work with HR to have your correct title reflected in the profile. Depending on the source of the problem, a correction may happen overnight, or if the official notification is delayed, it may take 1-2 weeks or longer.