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Research Impact and Author Profiles

Google Scholar

Create a profile in Google Scholar to ensure correct attribution of your publications and citations. Profiles can be private or public. We strongly recommend all citations are checked for accuracy.

ORCID

As researchers and scholars, you face the challenge of distinguishing your research activities from those with similar names. You need to be able to attach your identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, citations, experiments and patents. ORCID  provides two basic services:

  1. A registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities 
  2. APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. 

For more information, see the ORCID section of this guide. 

Scopus

The Scopus Author Identifier assigns a unique number to each author in the Scopus database and groups together all their publications automatically. It accounts for variant versions of names by matching affiliations, addresses, subject areas, co-authors and dates of publication. It automatically calculates citation counts and the h-index.

To search for an author profile, visit https://www.scopus.com/freelookup/form/author.uri 

More information about Scopus Author Identifier, visit here

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