Simplify promotion and tenure or just make it easier for colleagues to access your publications: create a digital research identifier. Digital identifiers allow you to claim your publications under a single, unique ID. This is particularly critical if you have published under more than one name or variant of your name or if you have a name that may be frequently confused with someone else (e.g., Jones).
Register for free, unique identifiers with ResearcherID and ORCID in order to distinguish your research activities from that of others with similar names. Once you have created your unique IDs, use them any time you submit work for publication, apply for grants, or in the research workflow to ensure that your work is properly attributed to you.
This will also allow you to pull bibliographies and reports, such as h-index, more easily.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.
Scopus Author Identifier
A Scopus Author Id is automatically assigned to every author who has an article indexed in Scopus. This ID is linked to an author profile in the Scopus database which contain additional author information and metrics.