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Impact Measurements: Profiles and IDs

Guide to creating profiles and finding metrics for authors, articles, journals, and institutions.


Profiles & persistent identifiers

Create your researcher profiles and persistent digital identifiers to be included in email signatures, webpages, grant applications, resumes, etc.

  • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) - An ORCID will associate your research activities and outputs to you with a persistent ID. It is becoming the most prevalent identifier and can be linked with others in this list, as well as resources like arXiv (example ORCID page).
  • Publons (ResearcherID) - This ID is found in Web of Science from Thomson Reuters. It displays citation metrics, including your h-index.
  • Scopus Author Identifier - Each author in Scopus is automatically assigned a unique number but you should check that your’s is up-to-date and that you do not have more than one identifier assigned to you. It displays citation metrics, including your h-index, and includes a visual author identifier (example).
  • Google Scholar Citations - Citations automatically updates publications and citations from Google Scholar. It displays citation metrics, including your h-index (example).
  • ResearchGate - Creating a profile on ResearchGate may help you stay connected to other researchers in your field but it also offers a score based on your contributions, interactions, and reputation (example).
  • - You can follow other researchers in your field and it also offers analytics on your profile and on your individual papers.
  • ImpactStory - Create an ImpactStory profile to see how often you are cited, saved by scholars, or discussed by the public (example).
  • Kudos - Create a Kudos profile to describe and share your research outputs and view alternative metrics.


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