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What is a researcher identifier?

A researcher identifier (also known as an author identifier) is a unique persistent number that connects all your publications together within a scholarly database.

The most common researcher identifiers and profiles include:

  • ORCID iD
  • Web of Science ResearcherID
  • Scopus Author ID
  • Google Scholar Profile

More information on this topic can be found in the Researcher Profiles and ORCID iDs guide. This guide provides links to all the databases and other tools discussed in this module.

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