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Research metrics and publishing: Author IDs & Profiles

Author identifier tools

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In order for your metrics to be accurately measured, you must first have all of your work correctly attributed to you in the citation databases (Scopus/Web of Science).

Issues such as author ambiguity due to similar names or name variations can lead to difficulties in tracking scholarly outputs of individual researchers worldwide. This makes unique author identifiers important as a means of distinguishing yourself from others.

Depending on the tool/resource, some identifiers and associated profiles may be automatically created for you, but you are still responsible for ensuring that the publication and author data is correct and up to date. You may need to claim some identifiers/profiles yourself and also populate and maintain them to ensure that the publication data is current and correct. These identifiers and profiles can often also be integrated and linked to enable automatic updating of new publications.

Key author identifier/profile tools are:

  •               ORCID (Open researcher and contributor ID)
  •               Web of Science ResearcherID on Publons
  •               Scopus Author Identifier
  •               Google Scholar profile
  •               Monash myResearcher profile

Use the tabs on the side Navigation for each tool to find out more and for instructions on how to register for an Identifier or clean up your profile and claim your publications.