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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 stands for Open Researcher and Contributor iD. It is an online identity tool open to the public, where you can include your biography, publications, works as well as links to your research, institution, funding agency and social networks including Scopus, CrossRef, Symplectic, 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. Discovery allows you to construct and control your UTS external profile. See this site for instructions.

Scopus Author ID is an author identifier that brings together a list of your publications indexed in Scopus. Using this identifier, you can generate a publication analysis report that shows the h-index, total citations, co-authors and more. The identifier is automatically updated by Scopus using a number of algorithms, so we strongly recommend you check the data and request corrections using the Author Feedback wizard to add missing articles and merge duplicate profiles where needed. 

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.
Watch the following short video to learn how to set up a Google Scholar Profile and add publications.