Managing Author Profiles Online

Overview of ORCID, ReseacherID, Scopus Author ID, and My Google Scholar Citations.

Author Identity Systems

Multiple author identity systems have emerged in recent years which provide a unique identifier to disambiguate researchers and scholars from others with the same or similar name and keep track of scholarly impact. These identifiers are persistent and portable, allowing use across multiple organizations and institutions.  For UTSA researchers and scholars, we recommend exploring the following:

  • ORCID
  • ResearcherID
  • Scopus Author ID
  • Google Scholar Citations

Easy Steps to Create Author Profiles Online

Creating author profiles is more than just obtaining a unique identifier. You may create a powerful up-to-date dashboard to keep track of your citations and h-indexes by linking profiles and exchanging data between systems.

Setting up profiles does not have to be a linear process.  For the sake of efficiency, you may want to populate your profiles by exporting data from other sources.  These are suggested steps to optimize this process:

Benefits of Researcher /Author ID

  Ensure identification and correct attribution of your work:

  • Distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names.
  • Link all name variants and formerly used names (e.g.  Mueller J., Muller J, Mueller, JR, Jörg Müller, Joerg Mueller, Jorg Muller). Keep in mind that many publishers index initials and not a full name.
  • List your affiliations.

  Use for career advancement and tenure:

  • Obtain up-to-date citation metrics to demonstrate your research and scholarly impact. Once you set up your profiles, your citation metrics are automatically updated.
  • Keep track of your h-indexes.
  • Manage your entire scholarly output and grant activitiy. Use new researcher identifiers not only with journal articles, but with books, book chapters, datasets, working papers, conference proceedings, grants, patents, manuscript submissions, and more.
  • Link ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID for easy updates.
  • Take control of how your scholarly output is presented online not only within UTSA, but globally. Make yourself findable.
  • Improve administrative efficiency by keeping track of your entire  scholarly output and re-using your biographical profile data.

  Control privacy settings of your researcher profiles.

  Find collaborators outside your institution and across disciplines.

  Receive customized notifications about funding opportunities based on your publications and areas of interest.

  Take your author profile to another institution.

Table comparing ORCID and other researcher identity systems