Identifiers are part of an author's profile in databases. They eliminate the problem of incorrect assignment of publications, allow you to assign variants of the author's surname, first names and initials to one account, post and update the list of publications. This gives the opportunity to view bibliometric indicators and shape a scientific portfolio and present scientific achievements.
ORCID Open Researcher and Contributor ID) uniquely identifies a researcher in an electronic information resource environment. The ID consists of 16 digits divided by divisions. author’s profile includes a brief description of the researcher (biography, keywords, author's or institution's website, identifiers in other systems) and a list of publications, projects and grants. Registration in the ORCID system is free of charge.
ORCID is used, among other things, to register and submit scientific articles to leading publishers (e.g., IEEE, Wiley, Springer), to identify authors submitting grant applications (e.g., for Horizon 2020), and as a tool to promote one's scientific output or to learn about the scientific output of another author.
Registration in the ORCID system:
If you have 2 profiles in ORCID, you can deactivate the additional profile:
Researcher Profile in Web of Science allows you to uniquely identify an author, gather information about publications registered in Web of Science and those outside WoS in one place, keep track of your publications, citation rates, peer review output and editorial work.
In April 2023, an automatic profile update service was introduced in Web of Science, which includes:
To receive automatic updates:
It is an identifier automatically created in Scopus for each researcher whose at least two publications are registered in the database.
Because occasionally mistakes can happen, we recommend checking the correctness of the information contained in the profile. It is possible to correct the data (spelling of the name, affiliation, incorrectly linked publications), as well as merge profiles that refer to the same author.
To merge your Scopus Author ID profile with your ORCID ID: