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Researcher Profiles: Researcher Profile

ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, Google Scholar Citation

What is a Researcher Profile?

Your researcher profile is an individual Internet profile that provides a user firendly and efficient way of showcasing your work. 

Having a unique profile:

  • Showcases your work to the world
  • Manages your publications list
  • helps to beidentified by potential collaborators
  • helps to avoid misidentification
  • Enables your research output to be attributed to Stirling
  • Tracks citation counts
  • Enhances your Stirling researcher profile page by including a link to other profiles

Why create Researcher Profile?

Unique author identifiers are useful for the following reasons:

  1. Researchers want to find potential collaborators, and want an easier way to get credit for their scholarly activities
  2. Institutions want to collect, showcase and evaluate the scholarly activities of their faculty
  3. Publishers want to simplify the publishing workflow, including peer review
  4. Funding organizations want to simplify the grant submission workflow and want to track what happened to the research they funded
  5. Scholarly societies want an easier way to track the achievements of their members

How does a Researcher Profile help you

In an increasingly competitive research and scholarship environment, how do you distinguish yourself from someone? If your institutional affiliation and/or contact information changes, how is the link between you and your scholarly work maintained? The solution is creating a researcher profile.

A profile pulls all your research and publications together in one place, mitigating common problems that often arise in searching.  Such problems can include variations in authors' names or difficulty in narrowing a search down easily when an author has a common name.

If a researcher has worked with multiple granting agencies, research groups, or institutions, a research profile will also make their research easier to find.

Researcher Profile Tools

  • ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers.  The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the Registry.  Researchers can import their existing publications indexed in Web of Science and Scopus to their ORCID ID via the "Import Research Activities" link in their ORCID record.

  • ResearcherID (Web of Science)
    Create and manage a professional profile, build an online publication list, measure performance with cited counts and h-index. Your profile can incorporate data and metrics from Web of Knowledge and from other sources.

  • Scopus: Author Identifier 
    Every author in Scopus is automatically assigned an Author ID number.

  • Google Scholar
    Click on My Citations to set up an account and collect all your publications appearing in Google Scholar into your account.