Managing Author Profiles Online
Overview of ORCiD, Web of Science Researcher | Publons, Scopus Author profile, and Google Scholar Citations.
Why You Should Use ORCID
- Free, non-proprietary unique digital identifier
- Ensure proper attribution of your work
- Supports disambiguation of researchers with similar names
- Profile stays with you throughout your career
- Not institution-dependent
- Adopted by publishers & grant funders
- Distinguishing their authors for manuscript submission
- To avoid duplication in grant reporting
- Use simply as a unique identifier to meet publishers' requirements
- Maintain to develop a dashboard to showcase your scholarly identity
- Privacy settings allow you to share as much or as little as you prefer
- All new published works that require a submission of ORCID to the publisher are automatically linked to your account
- Indexed by major search engines, increasing researchers' discoverability around the world
- Integrated with ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID to exchange data both ways
- Import publications from Google Scholar, EndNote, and other sources supporting BibTex format
- Can be included on your CV, resume, or website as quick link to showcase your scholarly output
Elements of an ORCID
- Name variants
- Areas of research interests
- Links to other scholarly profiles, social media, and websites
- Scholarly output
- Journal articles, books/chapters, datasets, media stories, patents, and more
Limitations of ORCID
- No citation metrics are calculated within ORCID.
- Researcher ID, Scopus Author ID, and Google Scholar Citations accounts may be linked to your ORCID for easy, one-stop access to the up-to-date citation metrics.
- No automatic de-duplication for publications imported from different sources.
- No importing wizard for patents.
- May be added manually or through Google Scholar Citations importing.