If you are undertaking research, you will need to set up persistent digital identifiers that uniquely distinguish you as a researcher and connect you to your research activity. Use ORCID ID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and other researcher identifiers to:

  • establish your identity as a researcher
  • get credit for your research activity
  • improve your publication workflow
  • draw in accurate data to your UQ eSpace and other profiles, including UQ Researchers and your Individual Activity Profile (IAP).

4. Scopus Author Identifier

Your Scopus Author Identifier is a valuable addition to your ORCID profile if you have publications indexed by Scopus.

Scopus Author Identifier collates publications you have authored and these are indexed by the Scopus database in one author profile.

Your profile will include:

  • a list of your publications (from which you can view article level metrics)
  • details about your citations and co-authors
  • your h-index
  • your altmetrics via PlumX on Scopus

Scopus matches author names based on their affiliation, address, subject area, source title, dates of publications and co-authors.

Scopus automatically generates your Scopus Author ID when you have a publication indexed in the Scopus database, so no registration or account generation is required. If you have not published in a journal indexed in the Scopus database you will not have any Author ID, or you may have multiple Author IDs if you have published with multiple affiliations.

Complete the Scopus author feedback wizard to make sure the Scopus database is collecting all your publications under one profile. It can take up to seven days for duplicate profiles to be fully merged and for the changes to appear in the Scopus database.

If you are unable to find a publication, there is a problem with the citation count or you have feedback, contact the Scopus Support Center.

Link your Scopus Author Identifier to ORCID

  1. Log in to your ORCID profile
  2. Under Add Works choose Search & link
  3. Click the Scopus - Elsevier option
  4. Click Authorize

Follow the steps to verify your publications and push records from your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID profile.

Watch ORCID and Scopus: Manage your author profile (YouTube, 5m14s)