Create a unique author identifier, where the database allows, to connect all your papers together within a database.
Problems arise in correctly identifying all publications by an author, within a single database, because:
- The same author can publish under multiple names (including maiden names)
- Different authors can have similar names/initials
Linking articles together may increase your h-index within a database.
This short video, created by Curtin Library, demonstrates how an author identifier can reduce confusion.
Some common author identifiers include:
Scopus Author Identifier
- Automatically generated within Scopus by matching particular fields
- Authors frequently have multiple Scopus Author Identifiers
- You can request to merge profiles within the Scopus database
- For more information see the Scopus help
- ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Knowledge
- You can add non-Web of Knowledge publications at researcherid.com
- Only Web of Knowledge publications will be included in the citation counts
- Create a ResearcherID and find out more
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributer ID)
- Link all current author ID schemes to one a persistent digital identifier
- Attach ID to research objects e.g. datasets, articles, media stories and patents
- Include the ID in manuscript and grant submissions
- Find out more about ORCID
Google Scholar Citations
- Track your citations on Google Scholar
- Create a public profile to make it easier for people to discover all your research via a single web search
To create a Google Scholar Citations author profile:
- Create a personal Google account, if you do not already have one
- Complete the Citations sign up form, adding your Curtin email address
- Select all your articles, from the list provided
- Profile updates can occur automatically or manually
- Find out more about Google Scholar Citations Setup
An example of a public profile will appear in Google Scholar results when people search on a name.