Library:Building Your Academic Profile/Profile/ID

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ORCID - (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

ORCID provides a "persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher". Register for free, then associate your publications with your ORCID. Once you've populated your ORCID, use the persistent URL as a link to a list of your publications. Going forward, include your ORCID when you submit journal articles, grant applications, etc. ORCID is required by a growing number of agencies and publishers, including Oxford University Press, Taylor and Francis, Public Library of Science, and Thomson Reuters.

Read more about ORCID - Use cases and views on the future of ORCID in UK Higher Education

ResearcherID

ResearcherID operates in Web of Science, offering a unique scholar identifier within Web of Science, citation metrics and a scholar profile page with citation metrics for each account. Register for free and add your publications to your ResearcherID account.

ResearcherID and ORCID are complementary systems, and you can quickly exchange data between your ResearcherID and your ORCID. Step by step instructions are available in print and on this short video.

Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it appears at the top of Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

Richard Feynman, California Institute of Technology