Profiling and Identity

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Profiling and Identity

The Author Identification provides a unique number for every author and helps in finding and recognizing specific authors, avoiding any confusion that might be caused by having similar names. Thanks to the unique Author Identifier, your information and publications will remain associated with you, even if you move to another institution or change your name.

The unique Author Identifier links your publications to you.
It is especially helpful when:

  • There are various ways to spell your name (for example: John or Jon)
  • Differently formatted names appear in one source (for example: John Smith and J. Smith)
  • You have more than one name (for example: John Tom Smith, John T. Smith)
  • In case of typo errors (for example: John Smth)
  • To avoid any confusion caused by common names (different researchers with the same name)

Recommended Author Identifiers for CRIS:
Scopus Author ID, Researcher ID and ORCID.


About the Author Identifiers:

ORCID integration at the Technion  

ORCID provides a consistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from any other researcher (including researchers with the same name).
Through integration in key research workflows such as manuscripts and grant submissions, your ORCID ID automatically makes the connection between your profile and your professional activities, ensuring that your work gets recognized.

The ORCID ID is a URL with a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729).

  • Improves discoverability
  • Connects your works
  • 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 all of your research outputs in one ID helps others to identify your expertise and helps to enhance your researcher profile.
Frequently used bibliometrics, such as the H-index, depend on the accuracy of your online profiles.

  • For more information, please see the following page from the official ORCID website: about ORCID

*ResearcherID profiles moved to Publons on 15 April 2019.

The 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. The ResearcherID works across Web of Science collections, covers all disciplines, and is also integrated with ORCID (ORCID can be used across all platforms, but ResearcherID is specific to Thomson Reuters).

The Scopus Author Identifier assigns a unique number to authors in Scopus. The Scopus author identifier numbers helps in finding documents written by a specific person. To determine which author names should have the same 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.

  • By Elsevier
  • Not free
  • Covers all disciplines indexed in Scopus
  • Integrated with ORCID

For more information, please read the following page: Scopus Author Identifier on Elsevier’s official website.

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