The Author Identification provides a unique number for every author and helps find and recognize a specific author and to avoid confusion
with other similarly named authors. Due to the Unique Author Identifier, your information and publications will remain associated with you,
whether you change institution or your name.
Unique Author Identifier helps despite variations or errors in name spelling:
- Various spellings of an author’s name
- Differently formatted names in one source
- Alternative names for an author
- Typographical errors
- Combining different authors who share the same name
About 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.
- 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.
*ResearcherID profiles moved to Publons on 15 April 2019.
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.
Across Web of Science collections
Covers all disciplines
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. 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.
- By Elsevier
- Not free
- Covers all disciplines indexed in Scopus
- Integrated with ORCID
For more information see Scopus Author Identifier.