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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.

ORCID & Scopus Author Profiles

Image result for orcid idORCID:  Open Researcher Contributor Identifier

  • Scott Library recommends that every researcher create an ORCID ID.
  • ORCID is a persistent digital identifier for researchers that distinguishes you throughout your career from other authors across name, location, and institutional affiliation changes.
  • It is a non-propriety tool run by a non-profit company that will integrate with other author profile systems, such as Scopus.
  • Researchers will be required to include an ORCID ID on most NIH grant applications starting in FY 2020. 

Scopus Author ID‚Äč 

  • Author profiles are automatically created in Scopus when a researcher's work is first uploaded into the citation database.
  • Scopus will often create multiple profiles for a single author due to variations in publication name. However, Scopus provides effective name disambiguation that allows for separate IDs to be merged into one account. This will help by:
    • keeping your Jefferson profile up to date as it draws on Scopus for its publication listing. 
    • making it easier for you to add publications to your ORCID account.
    • increasing metrics and impact data for your Scopus citations.
  • While researchers can not edit their profiles themselves, they can request that Scopus make corrections to their profile.


Learn how to link your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID account.


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 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