In order to accurately present and measure your impact, you need to get credit for all of your research. Increasing globalization, non-standard naming conventions, changing institutions—there are many reasons why your identity might be confused with another researcher’s. Author identifiers are meant to help you disambiguate your name and create a common authority link between all of your research.
- Open Researcher and Contributor ID - ORCID (free)
A non-profit organization which provides unique persistent digital identifiers to researchers so that they can distinguish themselves from other researchers with similar names.
- ResearcherID (free)
Provides unique identifiers to help deal with the author ambiguity problem. ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant.
- Google Scholar Citations (free)
Allows you to set up an author profile, view citation metrics for your publications, and set email alerts notifying you when your publication is cited.