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Research Guides@Tufts

Scholarly Publishing

Prevent link rot in your citations! is a service that creates an archived copy of a webpage and generates a permanent URL for the page. This ensures that if you later cite or refer to that page, there is a copy available that shows the information on the page exactly as you viewed it. Even if the page later changes or disappears entirely, your version archived with will remain.

Authors or publishers may choose to include Perma links with webpages cited in their works, ensuring that future readers can access them. The Chicago Manual of Style, for example, recommends using as a way to "Preserve a Permanent Record".

Tufts is a partner, which allows our users to create unlimited links for non-commercial scholarly and research purposes. Links must be freely available on the Internet to the general public and be cited in a legal work or work of scholarship. Find out more in the user guide.

Groups such as labs, research groups, or university publications can request an account for their group within the larger Tufts account, and individual authors/researchers can request to be added as affiliated users of the Tufts account. To set up an account to use, or for any questions, contact Andrea Schuler.


If you're planning on publishing, it's important to establish a unique author/researcher ID. ORCID is an open, non-profit, interdisciplinary, global initiative that provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.  

Register for your ID here. It can also be linked to your Scopus Author ID or ResearcherID

Measuring research impact

You may be asked to demonstrate the impact of your work for the purposes of grant applications, progress reports and renewals, or performance reviews, tenure, and promotion.

Visit Hirsh Library's Measuring Research Impact guide for tools to measure author impact or to measure the impact of one of your articles.

The guide also offer resources for finding Altmetrics data for your research.

Any questions?

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Andrea Schuler
Copyright and Open Scholarship Librarian

Tisch Library
35 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155