Creating and maintaining a unique public profile for the dissemination and promotion of your research is key to establishing your identity as a researcher. A researcher profile serves as a persistent identifier linking together your scholarly output throughout your career. A research profile can:
Browse below for instructions on establishing profiles in ORCID, SciENcv, Scopus Author ID, Publons (Web of Science), and Google Scholar.
ORCID is an acronym for "Open Researcher and Contributor ID." ORCID is an independent, non-profit, community-based registry of unique research identifiers that allows researchers to create and maintain their own researcher profile. Researchers can include their education, work history, citations, and other research output in a single profile. Profile content can be imported by linking your ORCID profile to a Scopus Author ID or the Web of Science Publons, or by manually adding data from PubMed or other sources.
Create your account from the ORCID JHU page.
Populate the prompted fields:
ORCID allows you to designate another ORCID user to be a "Trusted Individual" who can access and maintain your ORCID account on your behalf. More info:
To link your existing ORCID to the Hopkins institutional ORCID system, use this link: https://orcid.johnshopkins.edu/secure/connect/?go
Step 1: Click on the “Access through your institution” link
Step 2: One the next screen, search for Johns Hopkins and click on “continue”
Step 3: Log in with your current ORCID credentials. You will be prompted to allow Johns Hopkins access. Your ORCID profile will now be associated with Johns Hopkins:
SciENcv, the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae, is a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive, or are associated with research investments from U.S.federal agencies. SciENcv is available in My NCBI.
Get started from the SciENcv home page.
Sign in with your My NCBI or eRA Commons account information.
Create New Biosketch.
Follow the prompts to set up your Biosketch. Note that you can use other sources to populate your data.
Scopus, a blbliographic literature database from Elsevier, automatically creates an Author ID for authors as new citations are added to the database. An algorithm attempts to link citations with similar attributes to an Author ID. You can find your Author ID and make any corrections to the citations associated with your profile by following these steps:
Click on the "Authors" tab on the Scopus homepage and enter your search criteria.
Review the search results. Click on the author name that belongs to you to view your author profile. If more than one profile that represents your work is listed, you can merge the profiles into one (see Step 3).
On the Author profile page (below) you can view your Scopus Author ID number, h-index, a list of your documents, a list of the articles that cite your documents, and a list of your co-authors. Clicking on "Add to ORCID" will connect your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID.
Merge multiple Author IDs that represent your research output by selecting the results are associated with you. Then click on "Request to merge authors." Scopus will then guide you through a brief series of dialogue boxes where you can verify and correct the preferred representation of your name, citations, and affiliation information.
Publons (formerly ResearcherID) is the peer review activity tracker and researcher profile solution developed by Clarivate Analytics, the parent company of the Web of Science database. Upon registering, you are assigned a unique identifier you can use to manage your publication list, track citations to your work, and view your h-index, as well as a record of your work as a peer reviewer.
Create a Publons Profile.
Click on the "Register" button at the top right of the page.
On the "Registration" page, you will need to enter your name, email address, and a password. You can use this same log-in information for Web of Science, Publons, and EndNote.
Google Scholar is a search engine that searches the web for scholarly and peer reviewed literature. Google Scholar allows authors to create and maintain a profile page.
Visit Google Scholar and click the "SIGN IN" link in the upper right-hand corner.
"Profile" - Once logged in, click on the "My Profile" link. You will be prompted to complete a form with your full name (as it appears on your articles), affiliation, professional email, area of research interest, and a link to your homepage (optional). Click "Next."
"Articles" - Select the publications that below to you. If there are multiple versions of your name (e.g. John A. Smith, J. A. Smith, John Andrew Smith), you will see the articles attributed to each spelling variation.
"Settings" - Choose to allow Google to update your profile with new citations automatically or to receive an email prompt to verity citations before they are added to your account (preferred). Click "Done."