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Research Publishing & Impact: Researcher Profiles

Create a Researcher Profile

Tools to help you claim your research and increase your visibility.

To solve the issue of author name ambiguity and attribution some scholarly agencies have developed researcher identification systems.


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) aims to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and link research activities and outputs to these identifiers. It’s free to create an ORCID ID. 


ORCID encourages its users to link their ORCID record to their other identifiers, e.g. Scopus Author ID or ResearcherID record, then synchronise their publication data with their ORCID record. Upload your research outputs from MyResearch into your ORCID profile.

ORCID is the one ID that binds together all other IDs you may have.

Create an ORCID ID

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Google Citations

Google Scholar will generate a list of publications from sources it indexes and show an h-index.  

This can be particularly useful for people in interdisciplinary subjects.

Create a public Google Scholar Citations profile.

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Scopus Author ID

Scopus Author Identifier assigns each author a unique number.

This helps distinguish between authors who share common names, and to standardise name variations across publications.

Scopus Author Identifier uses an algorithm that matches publications with author names based on, e.g. affiliation, address, subject area, source title, dates of publication citations, and co-authors.

Researchers are automatically assigned a Scopus Author ID when they publish in a journal indexed by Scopus.

Locate your record and find your assigned number.

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ResearcherID is a free tool from Thomson Reuters and is fully integrated with Web of Science.

ResearcherIDIt assigns a unique identifier to each author who participates. ResearcherID clarifies and standardises author names, enabling researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, and identify potential collaborators.

Register with ResearcherID and they will email you a registration invitation link.

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OUR Archive

OUR Archive 

After you have deposited your work in MyResearch, a university requirement, also add it to OUR Archive to increase your visibility and track usage.

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Benefits of OUR Archive - interview with Dr Janet Stephenson, CSAFE Director

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