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Author Identifiers and Profiles

Author identifiers and researcher profiles are online identity tools that make it easy for funders, collaborators and colleagues to find you. They ensure your work is properly attributed, removing author ambiguity, so that you can fully showcase your scholarly outputs. 

Recommended author identifiers and profiles

ORCiD is an online identity tool open to the public, where you can include your biography, publications, works as well as links to research and social networks including Web of Science, Scopus, LinkedIn, etc. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher in these networks.

Symplectic is the research outputs management system for all UTS researchers. It captures research publication data either by linking to ORCID, searching online academic databases (e.g. Scopus or Web of Science) or via manual data entry.

Scopus Author ID is an author identifier that can collect all your publications indexed in Scopus database.  Searching your Scopus Author ID in Scopus database, you can see your publication analysis report including h-index, total citations, co-authors and more. You will need to regularly check your Scopus profile by conducting an Author search, and do Author profile correction to add missing articles, merge duplicate profiles if necessary.  

Publons (the former ResearcherIDis a researcher profile tool offered by Clarivate Analytics to help academics track, verify and showcase own research output, research related activities including peer review and editorial contributions to academic journals. Publons replaces ResearcherID which connected publications and citations from Web of Science.

Google Scholar Profile helps you locate your publications quickly.  Your Google Scholar profile displays your papers with citations, your h-index and i10-index.  Google Scholar auto updates your citations, h-index and i10-index.

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