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Sainsbury Library: Journal Rankings and Research Impact: AuthorIDs

Author IDs

Author identifiers are meant to help with author name disambiguation. In order to measure your impact as an author, you want to be sure you get credit for all your research output. Publishing under variations of your name, having a common name, changing your name, changing institutions - all of these can lead to your work being incorrectly associated with another author, or you can end up with several author profiles. As a solution, register for an ORCID identifier, then associate it with your ResearcherID, Scopus profile, My NCBI account, etc. The boxes on this page explain how to do this.

Identify yourself with a ORCID iD

Author ID systems like ORCID help you keep track of your research publications (and impact).

An ORCID iD is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you keep throughout your life and retain even if you move institution.

It identifies you and your work, and prevents confusion between you and others with the same name or initials.

Use ORCID at Oxford to register your affiliation with Oxford. 

Find further information on the ORCID LibGuide.

Identify yourself with Google Scholar

Set up an author profile in Google Scholar Citations and you can view citation metrics for your publications and get an email alert every time one of your publications is cited.

Identify yourself with ResearchID

ResearcherID is integrated with the Web of Science database. Your ResearcherID facilitates citation metrics and publication tracking using Web of Science tools and includes you in the Web of Science author index. You can create an author profile in ResearcherID that allows other researchers to learn more about your work and affiliations.

Identify yourself with Scopus

Scopus automatically generates an author identifier for authors in the Scopus database and attempts to disambiguate authors and build an author profile. Citation metrics are included with each author profile. You cannot edit your author profile yourself, but you can request corrections if publications are incorrectly assigned (or missing from) your profile or you find other errors.