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:
ORCID Tutorial Series
What is ORCID? [4:16]
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]
Add Peer Review [7:30]
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]
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.
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:
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]