For your visibility as a researcher it is crucial that the works you have created or contributed to can be identified in a simple, unambiguous and persistent way. By connecting your works to a digital AuthorID you can ensure that collegues, competitors, publishers and funders get an accurate picture of your activity.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open non-profit organisation that maintains an international register of unique identifiers for researchers. ORCID is intended to work as a hub that connects researchers and research through embedding ORCID nr in key work flows as for example manuscript submissions and grant and patent applications. ORCID is mandatory when registering in Prisma, the application system of the Swedish Resarch Council and Forte.
ResearcherID is a service from Thompson Reuters, which gives possibility to gather all your publications searchable through Web of Science. You can also add publications from other sources. It is important to be correctly represented in Web of Science, since data from Web of Science is commonly used as a basis for bibliometric analyses.
It is an advantage to have both ResearcherID and ORCID as they communicate with each other and it is possible to use ResearcherID as a fast and simple way to register publications in ORCID.
How to do it
- Register your ResearcherID
- Register your ORCID
- Add publications to ResearcherID Publications that are present in Web of Science can be transferred through a mark in the right box. Publications that are not present in Web of Science can be sent to ResearcherID via EndNote. References in RIS format can be directly imported.
- When you have populated your ResearcherID with all publications that you want to include you can send them to ORCID by pressing the button Exchange data with ORCID
It is important that you continuously attach your new publications to these AuthorIDs, to ensure that you are always correctly represented in application and evaluation procedures.
Scopus Author Identifier
Scopus, which is also frequently used for bibliometric analyses, automatically creates a Scopus Author Identifier for each published author, using an algorithm based on name, affiliation and subject areas. This is not completely reliable. We recommend each author to take a look at their Scopus Author Identifier and check if it is correct and connected to all of their publications that are available in Scopus. If not, there is a possibility to request corrections using the tab Author Details/Request Author Detail Corrections.
How can we help you?
The SLU library arranges workshops and seminars about AuthorID:s. Contact us for individual guidance or too book a seminar.
Thomson Reuters Recorded Training shows you how to use ResearcherID and how to send publications to ORCID.