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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Engagement

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

Author identifiers

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Author identifiers make it easy for you, and others, to track your research publications, other research outputs, citation metrics and social engagement.

Use your academic identifiers to define you and your research achievements.

Key features of the identifiers described in this Library Guide are summarised in the table below.


Comparison of author identifier tools

  ORCID Scopus ResearcherID Google Scholar
Biographic details: updating Manual By request to Scopus Manual Manual
Publication list: loading/updating Automatic/Manual
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Cross-referencing with other identifiers Yes ORCID ORCID No
Citation metrics No Yes Yes Yes
Social media links Yes No No No

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