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Journal Evaluation & Measuring Author Impact


Academic articles are often located in different databases, and sometimes the articles are even published under slightly different versions of a researcher's name. This means that an online bibliography of an entire scholar's output may not be easily available for other scholars and funders to view. The tools below can help authors claim all of their publications under one uniform scholarly identity.

Creating and Updating an ORCID Profile

Image result for orcid idORCID: The Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) is a persistent digital identifier for researchers that distinguishes you throughout your career from other authors across name, location, and institutional affiliation changes. 


Once you have an ORCID account, there are a few easy ways to upload your publications to the system.

1) Scopus to ORCID link: Scopus automatically creates profiles for authors in its system. Authors may then claim those profiles and link them to their ORCID IDs.

  • First, create a Scopus Account using the database's public website by typing in your Jefferson e-mail address.
  • Once you are logged into the database, the Author Feedback Wizard will guide you through the process of editing your account, merging duplicate profiles, and linking your Scopus and ORCID accounts.
  • Authors should add their ORCID IDs to manuscript submission systems so that they are included in all future publications. If you opt-in, those articles are automatically added to ORCID. If this automatic updating does not occur, the Scopus2ORCID tool will allow you to update your ORCID at any time.
  • Additional information about how to link these two accounts is also available from Scopus.  

2) Uploading works from within ORCID: Once signed into ORCID, scroll down to the "works" section of your profile. Here you will find options that allow you to add citations to ORCID in several ways.


An NCBI application that will allow you to create a standard online profile to use for grant applications. This profile can be made public for others to viewImage result for sciencv, and your SciENcv profile can easily be linked to your ORCID account as well. Multiple profiles can also be created within the same account to address different audiences.

Google Scholar

Creating an author profile in Google Scholar will allow you to use its metrics and search alert tools to keep track of your impact.Image result for google scholar

Set up your Google Scholar Citations account