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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Engagement

This guide provides information about how to create, use and promote your online research presence.

Scopus database

How are Scopus Author Identifiers created?

The Scopus Author Identifier distinguishes authors indexed in the Scopus database by assigning a unique number for each author and grouping all of the documents written by that author.

Author identifiers are automatically created for all authors indexed in Scopus, by programmatically matching author names with their affiliation, address, subject area, source title, dates of publication, citations and co-authors.

You need to check your Scopus profile regularly because the Scopus algorithm may incorrectly assigns publications to an author, or assigns publications by the same person to more than one identifier.

Publications may not be assigned to an author if they have insufficient or inaccurate information.

What do I need to do?

If you have publications indexed in Scopus, you will already have a Scopus Author Identifier.

What you need to do is search for your publications in Scopus, click on your name in the search results and:

  1. confirm that all of your publications are assigned to one Scopus Author Identifier.
  2. confirm that publications by others have not been incorrectly assigned to your Scopus Author Identifier.

To make changes to your Scopus Author Identifier, click on Request to merge authors and follow the prompts.

Once you have done this:

  1. cross-reference your Scopus Author Identifier with your ORCID.
  2. if you have a JCU Research Portfolio profile, add your Scopus Author Identifier as an external identifer.

This will make all of your publications easy to find and make sure that your Scopus citation count and h-index are accurate.

Where can I find more detailed instructions?

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