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Publishing Strategy

Get a researcher ID

Get a researcher ID

ORCID is an acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID and provides individual identifiers for researchers. Those identifiers are unique and follow the researcher through his/her career regardless of name changes, changes in research institution, or move to another country. ORCID is an international not-for-profit organization whose goal is to simplify the connection between the individual researcher and her/his publications.

To register an ORCID is free and quickly done:

Remember that the more information about your research you provide the easier it is to distinguish yourself from others with the same or similar name. For instance, you can grant organizations like CrossRef access to your account so that it will be automatically updated with new publications as long as your ORCiD is included (see How to connect your ORCID iD with research systems below). 


Screenshot of ORCiD.


ORCID Tutorial Series

  What is ORCID? [4:16]

  A Quick Tour of the ORCID Record [3:02]

  Register for Your ORCID iD [2:20]

  Reset Your Password [1:29]

  Edit Your Name [1:31]

  Add Employment Information [1:44]

  Add Education Information [1:40]

  Use the Search & Link Wizard to Import Works [1:51]

  How to connect your ORCID iD with research systems [1:54]

  Add a Trusted Individual to Your ORCID Record [1:01]

  Group Works on Your ORCID Record [1:31]

  Add Peer Review [7:30]

  Lost you ORCID credentials? We can help! [1:26]

 Six Things to Do Now You've Got an ORCID iD


Google Scholar profile
A Google Scholar profile collates your publications indexed in the database and others can view them and arrange them in alphabetical order, by year, or by citations. You can keep track of citations to your publications. Add the Google Scholar profile to your university profile page and e-mail signature.

  Make A Google Scholar Profile In Under 3 Minutes! (Nick Byrd, Ph.D.) [2:58]

  Updating your Google Scholar profile (Research HUB) [7:48]

  How to merge publications in Google Scholar? (Research HUB) [2:59]

Creating a Google Scholar Account (guide from University of Reading)

Your Google Scholar profile will come up first in the search list when someone searches your name:

Connect ORCID with author records in Web of Science and Scopus 
Both Web of Science and Scopus are important databases for others to find your work  Both databases uses algorithms to create author profiles and to keep them correct is a way to showcase your publications and get metric data, like citation trends.

Web of Science ResearcherID on Publons
Use Publons, a database to showcase your research publications, citation metrics, and peer review and journal editing history, to manage the Web of Science ResearcherID, and connect it with ORCID.

Publons - Track more of your research impact

Authors / Researchers: Build your profile

Important! When users searches for an author in Web of Science and get the author profile that lists that author's publications, it is important that they are associated correctly. The algorithm that creates the author profiles might have missed publications or it has associated publications that don't belong to the author. To fix this it is important that you, as an author, manage your author profile in Web of Science. These three short films describes how to create and manage a ResearcherID/Publons account so that they are correct for the best possible discoverability and impact for your research: 

  Introduction to Author Records [3:11]

  Take control of your author record [4:14]  

  Curating Author Records [3:44]

Scopus Author ID

Curate your Scopus Author ID and connect it with ORCID.

  How to unify your author identity with Scopus and ORCID [5:14]

  Scopus Tutorial: How to make corrections to your author profile [2:27]

  Scopus Tutorial: Understand how author profiles work [2:14]