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Author Profiles and Author Identifiers.

These serve to precisely allocate publications and research findings to researchers and enhance the visibility of achievements in research.

There is a distinction between open, non-commercial and cross-platform identifiers (ORCID) and commercial author identifiers by publishers that cannot be used beyond the respective database.

Author profiles must be checked regularly in order to ensure that the information is updated and complete, particularly if there are new publications. These should be checked regularly to make sure they have been automatically added to the profiles.

The more complete the author's profile is, the better the results when it comes to evaluations and rankings!




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Author Identifiers Independent from Publishers


Created in 2010, ORCID is a non-profit organization. The name is derived from the acronym "Open Researcher Contributor Identification Initiative" (ORCID Initiative). The founding members include various scientific publishing groups and research organizations.
ORCID provides a unique identification number for scientific authors analogous to other identifiers, such as ISBN or DOI. Using the ORCID-ID enables publications as well as other research activities and findings to be electronically allocated.
An ORCID-ID has the following format: 0000-0000-0000-0000 or https: //orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000.
In the meantime, the ORCID-ID has become standard and is a mandatory part of the submission procedure at numerous publishing companies as well as for research funding agencies, such as the Austrian Science Fund.


Author identifiers by Publishers

Researcher Profile
Author Profiles in the Web of Science, formerly ResearcherID

In 2008, Thomas Reuters Publishing introduced ResearcherID to identify scientific authors. ResearcherID primarily allocates scientific publications to authors in the Web of Science's citation and literature database. After Clarivate Analytics took over the Web of Science database in April 2019, ResearcherID was integrated into the publication platform Publons.
Authors who have a Publons account can add their publications to their author profile in the Web of Science database and improve the results of their analyses.  Authors are ecouraged to link the Publons account with other existing profiles (ORCID, Google, etc.) to ensure correct, automatic allocation of future publications to the correct profile



You can create an author profile in the Scopus citation and literature database by Elsevier Publishing. Allocate the indexed publications to your personal profile to improve results when evaluating scientific research achievements.
Authors are ecouraged to link the Scopus account with other existing profiles (ORCID, Google, etc.) to ensure correct, automatic allocation of future publications to the correct profile.


Social Networks for Academics and Scientists

To supplement and further enhance visibility we encourage using the one or the other social media network.
In addition to academic networks such as Academia, ResearchGate and Mendeley, Google Scholar can also be used to create and manage an author profile.
Even popular social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook can increase and enhance the visibility of any current research findings.