Author Identifiers


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).​​

  • Improves discoverability

  • 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. ​

  • By Elsevier

  • Not free

  • Covers all disciplines indexed in Scopus

  • Integrated with ORCID