Managing Author Profiles Online

Overview of ORCID, Google Scholar Citations, Web of Science ResearcherID, and Scopus Author profiles.


Why You Should Use ORCID

  • Free, non-proprietary unique digital identifier
  • Ensure proper attribution of your work and disambiguate researchers with similar names
  • Profile stays with you throughout your career and is 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

More information ORCID information flow chart

  • 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
  • Biography
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Grants
  • Service
  • Peer-review and editor activity
  • Scholarly output
    • Journal articles, books/chapters, datasets, media stories, patents, and more

Limitations of ORCID 

  • No citation metrics are calculated within ORCID.
    • Web of Science Researcher, Scopus Author, and Google Scholar profiles  may be linked to your ORCID for easy, one-stop access to the up-to-date citation metrics.
  • No importing wizard for patents.
    • May be added manually or through Google Scholar Citations importing.