Profiles & persistent identifiers
Contact us if you’d like help with any of the resources on this page or if you’d like help creating your own researcher profiles and persistent digital identifiers. These can be included in email signatures, webpages, grant applications, resumes, etc.
- ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)An ORCID will associate your research activities and outputs to you with a persistent ID. It is becoming the most prevalent identifier and can be linked with others in this list (example).
- Scopus Author Identifier
- My Citations in Google ScholarMy Citations automatically updates publications and citations from Google Scholar. It displays citation metrics, including your h-index (example).
- ResearchGateCreating a profile on ResearchGate may help you stay connected to other researchers in your field but it also offers a score based on your contributions, interactions, and reputation (example).
- Academia.eduYou can follow other researchers in your field and it also offers analytics on your profile and on your individual papers.
- ImpactStoryCreate an ImpactStory profile to see how often you are cited, saved by scholars, or discussed by the public (example).
- Web of Science Use "Author Finder" to identify the variants of an author’s name. Once you have found an author's publications, select "Create Citation Report" to obtain a breakdown of the author’s cited references and h-index (see the graph below). Highly cited authors are included in Essential Science Indicators. Author profiles are available for those that set up ResearcherIDs or ORCIDs.
- Scopus Use "Author Search" to identify the variants of an author’s name. Click on "View citation overview" for the author's profile and h-index (see the graph below).
- Google Scholar Profiles are available for those authors that set up My Citations.
- ResearchGate Scores authors that set up profiles in ResearchGate, based on contributions, interactions, and reputation.
The h-index graph below marks the place where the number of citations meets the number of papers published. Read more about the h-index from Hirsch's article in arXiv.
- Web of ScienceProvides citation counts from publications in Web of Knowledge databases (highly cited articles are included in Essential Science Indicators).
- Scopus Provides citation counts from publications in Scopus from 1996 to present but alternative metrics are also included when available. Data from Altmetric gives a score for individual articles based on the quantity and quality of attention received, such as tweets and readers in Mendeley, and CiteULike (example).
- Google Scholar
- CiteSeerX Citation statistics for the literature in computer and information science.
- Mendeley Crowd-sourced resource that provides information on readership.
- ImpactStory Provides citation counts, saves by scholars, and tweets.
- Individual publishersIncreasingly, publishers are providing metrics at the article level with information on the many ways that they are viewed, cited, saved, and discussed, such as Public Library of Science (PLOS), BioMed Central, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Institute of Physics. Citation counts, provided by CrossRef, are available for Springer articles and chapters.
- Journal Impact Factor Found in Journal Citation Reports (Web of Knowledge). The Impact Factor can be used to compare journals in the same discipline.
- Essential Science IndicatorsLong term citation ranking (10+ years) for highly cited journals in Web of Science.
- SCImago Journal Rank Found in Scopus Analytics. Adjusted for differences across disciplines.
- Eigenfactor rankings
- Google Scholar metrics Publications arranged by language and research area.
- Web of ScienceHas an Organization-Enhanced field to pull out documents from an institution. Use the Analyze Results and Citation Report (for up to 10000 records) options from the results page.
- Essential Science IndicatorsUses citation counts from highly cited articles in Web of Science to rank institutions worldwide.
- ScopusView the unique ID of an institution, the number of documents, authors, and patents by performing an Affiliation search. The citation overview is available for a maximum of 20,000 documents from the institution.
- Mapping Scientific ExcellenceEstimated probabilities of institutions of (i) publishing highly cited papers (Best Paper Rate) or (ii) publishing in the most influential journals (Best Journal Rate) using data from Scopus.
- Google Scholar: Article-level metrics (2 minutes)
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Impact measurements demystified webinar series
There are no webinars currently scheduled. If you are interested in learning about impact measurements, please contact Giovanna Badia or April Colosimo. We can schedule webinars or in-person sessions for individuals or groups.
Part 1: Find the Most Influential Journals in Your Field
Join the library for a 30 minute, web-based seminar that will show you how to identify and compare the most frequently cited journals in your field using Journal Citation Reports and Scopus Analytics.
Part 2: Are You Being Cited & By Whom?
Need to show how influential your research has been? Take a 30 minute library webinar to learn how to use Web of Science and Scopus to find articles that have cited your work. You will also learn about the H-index and what it means for you.
Part 3: What's Hot in Your Field? Find Highly Cited Articles and Researchers
Interested in identifying significant authors and research trends in your field? Participate in a 30 minute, online library session that will demonstrate how to use Essential Science Indicators to discover the most frequently cited articles, authors, institutions, and journals in your subject area.