Tips from Publisher
Major publishers frequently offer substantial resources outlining:
- what they do to increase your work’s visibility.
- strategies you might employ to expand the reach of your work.
The university encourages its researchers to use ORCID, Scopus (where accessible), and ResearcherID as their three author identifiers (now hosted on Publons). Author disambiguation is one of the main causes since it helps to connect research outputs to the right author. This lessens the administrative burden, enhances data accuracy, and makes research products more discoverable.
- ORCID is open-source, community-driven, and designed to be comprehensive. Providing this identity is now required by some publishers and funding organisations.
- Scopus Author ID is generated automatically for writers whose work is indexed in the Scopus database (provided by Clarivate Analytics)
- ResearcherID is hosted on Publons (provided by Clarivate Analytics)
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) is a free, internationally recognised, non-profit registry system. It allows you to:
- Create a distinctive, permanent identification to set oneself apart from other researchers
- Compile all your research outputs in one location
- Link to other IDs like ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID
Scopus is a sizable transdisciplinary citation database that Elsevier makes available. In order to identify between authors whose work has been indexed in Scopus, Elsevier automatically produces Author IDs.
All your articles that have been indexed by Scopus are included in your author profiles, along with citation metrics based on Scopus data. If you have work indexed in Scopus, your Scopus Author ID should ideally be:
- Integrated with your ORCID
Large multidisciplinary citation-tracking database.
Scopus Support Center – What is the Scopus Author Identifier?
Scopus Author Feedback Wizard
To choose a preferred name, merge profiles, add and remove documents, and modify your affiliation, use the Author Feedback Wizard.
Researcher ID via Publons
ResearcherID is an author clarification and profiling tool provided by Clarivate Analytics. It has been hosted on Publons since April 2019.
The Publons profile can display:
- All publications indexed by Web of Science
- Citation index for publications indexed by Web of Science
ResearcherID should ideally be:
- Integrated with your ORCID
Check for an existing Publons profile or access your existing profile
Publons FAQs for researchers
Before creating a profile, review some of the available options and consider the following:
- How many profiles can you maintain?
- Who do you want to contact – other researchers, the general public, practitioners?
- Can you list your publications? If so, how easy is it?
- Can I upload the full text of the publication (if copyright permits)?
- What metrics can you view about how you interacted with your activity or work? Quote, opinion?
- What do you want to achieve – increase work exposure, find collaborators, receive peer comments on design, join the online community and keep the latest releases in the field up to date …?
This microblogging and social networking service allows you to keep up to date through following 280-character “tweets” posted by individuals and organizations. You can join by replying to other people’s tweets or creating your own tweets.
This career and industry-oriented social network enables individuals and businesses to connect professionally. If you choose to create a profile here, you may be ranked high in search engine results.
- Purpose – Career and industry oriented
- Analyze how you interact with your profile and posts, but not your publications
With this social networking service, you can share texts, photos, links, and more, as well as access materials that you share with others. You can create and join groups. While companies, organizations, and brands can create pages. There are extensive privacy controls that allow you to classify the people you interact with and determine what they can see. You also can follow public posts by individuals.
Google Scholar Profiles provides authors with an easy way to introduce scholarly publications. You can see who is quoting your article, graph citations over time, and calculate multiple citation metrics. You can also publish your profile so that it appears in Google Scholar results when users search for your name.
Google Scholar home
A place to share your work, connect with colleagues around the world – break the boundaries and silos of science. It allows you to create a profile, compile all publication with downloadable full text where copyright permits, gather detailed statistics about who read your work and track your citations.
Research Gate home
Academia allows you to list research in full, downloadable text where copyright permits. User also allowed to tag specific interests and then leverage a large network of people with similar research interests among approximately 47 million users worldwide.
Metrics & Impact
PlumX Metric – As people interact with research they leave online footprints. Plum Analytics gathers these footprints and creates and categorizes metrics on individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and more). These metrics are collectively known as PlumX Metrics.
By categorizing the metrics into five categories – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations – PlumX helps make sense of a large amount of metrics data and enables analysis by comparing metrics that are compatible. The PlumX Metric can be access through Scopus at the article metric level.
Scopus Article Metrics