Include your identifier in submissions to popular journals, databases, and funding agencies
The library recommends registering for the following three interconnected profile/id tools:
This will give you the best coverage for all your potential needs. Once you have set up your profile in one tool, the others can be easily synchronized, so it is like having three tools in one. Best of all, they are all free!
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When you set up an ORCID researcher profile, you are assigned a Unique Author Identifier used to distinguish your work from other researchers with similar names. Your ORCID is accepted during the submission process to nearly all academic journals and is an indexed/searchable field in leading databases like Medline (PubMed) and Web of Science.
You can add citations to your ORCID profile manually or populate it automatically by synchronizing it with an existing researcher profile (e.g. My Citations; ResearcherID) or citation management tool (i.e. EndNote; RefWorks)
My Citations is a researcher profile tool integrated into Google Scholar. When you create an account, Google will automatically search for publications it believes to be yours and ask you to verify these citations as your own. You can also add citations manually for any publications that Google may have missed.
As you continue to publish, your My Citations profile will update automatically, always asking you to verify the citations it finds before adding them to your profile.
Please Note: Setting up a My Citations profile requires an existing Google Account (e.g. Gmail account). If you do not have a Google Account, set one up here.
ResearcherID a researcher profile and author identifier integrated into Thomson Reuters products (i.e. Web of Science; InCites; EndNote). The ResearcherID author identifier makes it easy to calculate all kinds of citation-based metrics and demonstrate the impact your research is having on the world.
You can add citations to your ResearcherID profile manually or populate it automatically by synchronizing it with an existing researcher profile (e.g. My Citations; ORCID) or citation management tool (e.g. EndNote; RefWorks)
Register for ResearcherID here