Author disambiguation - separating same-name authors into identifiable individuals.
Listed on this page are some of the author iDs available for authors and researchers. ORCiD and ResearcherID require the author to initiate the process while the Scopus author ID is created automatically by the Scopus database.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.
ORCiD makes it easier for others to find your work and attribute it to you
ORCID provides you with a persistent unique 16 digital identifier
distinguishes you from every other researcher's persistent digital identifier (ID number)
identifies you from every other researcher from manuscript and grant submission to publication, it supports automated linkages
ORCID can unambiguously and at a machine-readable level, link researchers to their research, their funding, their publications (works) both internally and externally
Your ORCiD ID is portable and goes with you throughout your career and/or name change
Support for ORCID in Australia
The use of ORCID may help streamline research administration and reporting for researchers and administering institutions through:
Uptake of ORCID by Researchers and Publishers
Scopus author ID is ORCID compliant and also used by SciVal database.
The Scopus author profile comes with a variety of author metrics including the list of the author's publications indexed by Scopus, total citations, total citations by documents, co-author counts, h-index, etc. The page also provides a Citation alert service (to follow a researcher), Add citations to ORCID (integrates and updates your ORCID iD) and Request author detail corrections (corrections and to merge IDs).
Check your Scopus author ID:
ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant.
The ResearcherID profile profile comes with a variety of author metrics including the list of the author's publications (ones indexed by Web of Science or pulled in from ORCID), Total articles, times cited, average citations per article, co-authors, h-index etc.
Check your Researcher ID:
My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually upload a citations file (eg RIS files from EndNote) or to enter citation information using My Bibliography templates.
My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others