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Scholarship IDs and Profiles: Overview

There are multiple ways to maintain and track your scholarship online. Stewardship of your online scholarly presence is important in creating a cohesive corpus for scholarly networking and RPT. It can also be simple! See this page for information on different scholarly research identification systems, profiles, and networking sites.

Questions? Please contact your librarians for assistance.

Where to Start: ORCID iD

ORCiD Logo

Generating an ORCID iD is quick and easy. Think of ORCID as a 16-digit DOI (digital object identifier) for scholars; it provides unique, standard identification to authors for consistent and persistent attribution of works.

Your ORCID iD can be used to standardize across many of the other profile and vendor sites listed on this page.

Online and Vendor-Specific Scholarly Profiles

Google Scholar logo

Google Scholar allows you to create a profile and "claim" your scholarship. It also calculates your H5 and H10 Indices. Click on the number of citations to see what other works cite your scholarship.

To create a profile:

  • From Google Scholar, click on "My Profile"
  • Fill out your name, affiliation, and contact information in the fields provided.
  • Google Scholar matches your name to works which may have been authored by you; select correctly attributed articles to "claim" as your scholarship.

Mendeley logo

Mendeley is a free citation management tool that also incorporates scholarly and research networking. Create an account and profile to make a "social media profile" for your scholarship: get new reading suggestions, see Mendeley metrics, find collaborators, post your CV for job postings, seek funding, and more.

Researcher ID Logo

Created before ORCID was developed, this identifier specifically applies to content within Web of Science (WoS). You can affiliate your ORCID iD with your ResearcherID for consistency, build a profile, and gather WoS metrics.

This is less universal but worth checking and affiliating with your ORCID iD if you have publications that might be indexed in Web of Science.

Scopus ORCiD logo
Created before ORCID was developed, this identifier specifically applies to content within Scopus. Content here is automatically "claimed" or attached to author entries; you can confirm your details and publications.

This is less universal but worth checking and affiliating with your ORCID iD if you have publications that might be indexed in Scopus.

Note: UVM does not subscribe to Scopus but you can verify your profile and publication list.

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Controversial Sites and Copyright

The below resources are social networking sites for academics:

  • Academia.edu
  • ResearchGate

Both sites allow for creating a scholarly profile, networking, and sharing publications, with a high number of registered users.

NOTE: Many publications shared on these sites violate copyright and are therefore illegal. Always obtain information responsibly and consider your sources.

Questions about your own copyright permissions? SHERPA/RoMEO collects author rights information by journal title about copyright, open access, and self-archiving permissions.