ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
The ORCID ID is a URI with a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729).
Connects your work
Eliminates name ambiguity
Stays with you throughout your career
Reduces time spent on repetitive data entry by pulling information from other sources
Allows researchers to interlink with Researcher ID, Scopus and even LinkedIn profiles
Gathering together all your research outputs helps others identify your expertise and raises awareness of you as a researcher. Frequently used bibliometrics, like the h index, are also dependent on the accuracy of your online profiles.
For more information see the about page in ORCID website.
Researcher ID is created to assign each researcher with a unique identifier, which can help to manage and share professional information: to set up a profile and link this unique profile to own publications, including those not indexed in Web of Science.
By Thomson Reuters
Indexed in Web of Knowledge
Covers all disciplines
Integrated with ORCID (ORCID can be used across all platforms, but ResearcherID is specific to Thomson Reuters)
Publications can be added from WoS, EndNote Web, or by
manually uploading a file in RIS format
For more information see the ResearcherID page on Web of Science.
Scopus Author Identifier
The Scopus Author Identifier assigns a unique number to authors in
Scopus. Scopus author identifier numbers help to find documents written
by a specific person.
To determine which author names should be grouped together under a
single identifier number, the Scopus Author Identifier uses an algorithm
that matches author names based on their affiliation, address, subject
area, source title, dates of publication, citations, and co-authors. Names
in foreign languages and non-Roman script may require extra effort to
determine their transcription or transliteration in each database.
For more information see Scopus Author Identifier.