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ORCID & Author Identifiers: Link Your Name With Your Research

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Selected Author Identifiers

Product  Type Registration Scope/Limitations
Open Identifiers      
ISNI
(International Standard Name Identifier)
From ISNI International Agency;  ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified ISNI gets data from many sources. Search existing IDs on the search pageApply for an ISNI.
  • Very broad in scope. Includes IDs for authors, researchers, artists, performers, publishers and more.
  • Used primarily for identifying organizations, authors of books, and researchers for a limited number of EU countries
Proprietary Identifiers      

Publons

Proprietary - From Thomson Reuters

Fill out the web form, then you'll get an email registration to obtain an ID.

  • Integrated with Web of Science and will link your publications in that database to your ID.
  • Can manually add publications not included in Web of Science or import them from another source.
  • Thompson Reuters supports ORCID and recommends that authors obtain an ORCID in addition to Publons.
Scopus Author Identifier From Elsevier Identifier automatically assigned to all authors indexed in Scopus
  • Articles indexed in Scopus only.
Google Scholar Citations From Google

From Google Scholar click My Citations and login to your Google account. After entering information into your profile Google will retrieve articles likely to be authored by you. Articles can then be added to your profile (in groups and/or individually.)

  • Items indexed by Google Scholar only.
Repository Identifier      
arXiv Author IDs From arXiv

Used to accurately identify contributors to arXiv, an electronic archive of research articles in the sciences maintained by the Cornell University Library. arXiv authors opt-in to create an author ID on the create an author identifier page.

  • Currently links to articles indexed in arXiv only.
  • To see what services arXiv offers based on their identifiers see their author identifiers help page.

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