Researcher profile

Author Identifiers: These are unique identifiers that make it possible to manage the professional identity of each researcher, distinguishing him/her from other researchers and associating him/her unequivocally with his/her scientific work. Author identifiers link the researcher’s personal data with his or her scientific production and with the professional activities carried out in different research groups or institutions.

Author identifiers, among other things, allow:

  • Standardize the name and affiliation.
  • Correct identification errors in author or institution names.
  • Group all publications by the same author.
  • Facilitate the retrieval and dissemination of publications.
  • Increase visibility.
  • Obtain statistics on scientific production.


Main author identifiers and profiles:

ORCID is an open, community-based, non-profit project. It provides a system for creating and maintaining a unique registry of researchers and a clear method for linking the research activities and products of these identifiers.

It is an author identifier and profile integrated in the Scopus Database. It is automatically created for any author whose work is included in Scopus. Scopus Author Identifier groups the different names under which an author may appear in the documents of his authorship collected in Scopus

Publons is a free web platform that aims to register, validate, recognize and verify the review work in scientific communication and provide greater transparency to the research activity, allowing reviewers and journals to create their own profiles. Clarivate informs us that as of April 15, 2019, the ResearcherID platform ceased to exist and all public profiles contained in, became part of Publons, which will allow additional features such as:

  • Importing your publications from WoS, ORCID or with the usual bibliographic reference manager.
  • Automatic update of citation metrics based on the WoS Core Collection.
  • Boosting of your verified peer review and journal editing history.
  • Download of your academic record including your academic impact (author, editor, reviewer…).

If you already have a Publons profile, ResearcherID and Publons accounts will be merged automatically and users will not have to take any action to do so.

Dialnet author code. All Dialnet authors have a unique identifier (Dialnet author code) and their own author page where all the information about them available in Dialnet is collected.

Creating a researcher profile in Google Scholar has many advantages, both for the researcher and for your institution. It is easy to create and update. It allows you to keep track of citations received and h-indexes.

ResearchGate, is an Internet social network and collaboration tool aimed at people doing science in any discipline. The platform is free to access.