Researcher identifiers (also referred to as Author identifiers) are unique identifiers that connect researchers with their publications, group name variations and help differentiate between authors with similar names.
Researchers are encouraged to create author identifiers to connect all their research outputs together within a database. Although you may already have some of these researcher identifiers, it is recommended that you still apply for an ORCID. ORCID is an international/universal author identifier increasingly used by publishers and institutions around the world. You can link your ORCID record to, and import publication information from these other sources such as Scopus ID and ResearcherID to ensure the systems are synchronised and updated.
Common author identifiers
Scopus Author ID connects researchers with their publications within the Scopus database
Putting your Scopus Author ID into Elements [00:02:18]
It is recommended to add your Scopus Author ID to Elements, Curtin’s publication management system.
Scopus: Access and use Support Center.
View more information on the Scopus Author ID and how to correct errors in the profile.
ResearcherID uniquely identifies researchers and associates them with their published works within Web of Science.
Connecting your ORCID to Web of Science researcher profile
It can be linked to ORCID so publications can be imported to your ORCID record.
Adding your Researcher ID to Elements
Consider adding your Researcher ID to Elements, Curtin’s publication management system.
A Google Scholar profile is a way for researchers to keep track of their citations.
Google Scholar Profiles - Setting up your profile
Learn how to register for a new account, set up your Google Scholar profile, make your profile public and add publications.
ORCID Support - Importing works from a BibTeX file
Export your Google Scholar citations to a BibTeX file then follow the [Import works via BibTeX guide]/impact/author-identifiers/adding-publications-to-your-orcid/#import-works-via-bibtex) to link to your ORCID.