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ORCID and other researcher identifiers  

This guide gives an overview of unique author identifiers. It also gives information about the implementation of ORCID at Stellenbosch University.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is a Researcher / Author Identifier

Author Identifiers (or Researcher Identifiers) give you the means to unambiguously connect your name(s) with your work throughout your career. Your work may include your papers, datasets, biographical information etc. It is important because:

- it provides a means to distinguish you from other authors with the same or similar names

- it links all your work even if you have used different names during your career

- it helps others to find your research output easily (i.e. funders, other researchers, etc.)

- it ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you.


Scopus Author Identifier

See this instructional video about using the Scopus Author Identifier



See an instructional video about using ResearcherID (Web of Science)


Google Scholar ID

How to create the profile?

1. Sign in to your Google account, or create one if you don't have one.
2. After you signed in, the Citations sign-up form will ask you to confirm the spelling of your name, to enter your affiliation, etc.
3. On the next page, you will see a list of articles. Add the articles that are yours.
4. Once you're done with adding articles, it will ask you what to do when the article data changes in Google Scholar. You can either have the updates applied to your profile automatically or you can choose to review them beforehand.
5.Finally, you will see your profile.Once you are satisfied with the results, make your profile public.

For more information see the Google Scholar Citations help page.


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