Skip to Main Content
Go to Penn Libraries homepage   Go to Guides homepage

Scholarly Communications

A guide created to discussion numerous aspects of scholarly communication, such as: open access publishing, copyright and creative commons licensing, scholarly profiles, and the h-index

Scholarly Profiles Overview

Why have a Scholarly Profile?

  • Provides an unambiguous identity in the online environment
  • Ensures that researchers receive proper credit for their work
  • Makes your work more discoverable
  • Can fulfill publisher and funder requirements
  • Facilitates trust building in scholarly communications network

What are the most popular scholarly profile services?

  1. ORCiD
  2. Scopus AuthorID
  3. ResearcherID (Clarivate Analytics)
  4. Google Scholar Citations Profile

Researcher ID Slides

A slide image that reads:

Researcher Identifiers

Slide image for

Commonly Used IDs

Slide image depicting ORCID's logo and mission statement:


A slide image that reads:

What is an ORCiD exactly?

A slide image that reads:

Trusted Connections

A screenshot of an example of a researcher's ORCID record. On the right-hand side, there is a bulleted list for

The ORCID Record

A slide image that reads:

How to get an ORCID

A slide image that reads:

Adding works to your record

Adding works with Search & Link. This is the preferred method for adding works to your record. It allows researchers to import data about their publications from existing databases.

Adding works with Search & Link

Adding works via BibTex. Simply import a BibTex file. This is the best method to integrate citations from Google Scholar.

Adding works via BibTeX

Adding works manually. Not the preferred method for adding works to your record. Make sure you fill out the

Adding works manually

The researcher has full control over their record. Control over both the information in the record and who sees it. Privacy settings provide many options.

The researcher has full control over their record

Trusted organizations/individuals. Trusted organizations or individuals can be authorized to interact with your ORCID record. This allows for third parties to auto update your record. You set the preferences.

Trusted organizations/individuals

ORCID and interoperability. ORCID easily integrates with other tools and platforms. The slide image depicts logos for DataCite, Crossref, publons, Scopus, SciENcv, and ResearcherID.

ORCID and interoperability

ORCID overview. Benefits: Free and easy to register, the researcher is in full control of their ID and ORCID record, Easily integrated with other platforms and tools, Compliant with the international standard name identifier (ISO 27729). ORCID IS NOT: a social media platform, a profile system

ORCID Overview

Scopus AuthorID logo

Scopus AuthorID

Slide reads.

How to get an AuthorID

Slide reads,

Merge Profiles

The slide reads,

The Author Profile

Slide reads,

Updating your profile

Slides reads,

Integrating with ORCID

Slide reads,

AuthorID Overview

ResearcherID Logo

ResearcherID from Clarivate Analytics

Slide reads,

What is ResearcherID?

How to get a ResearcherID

Easy to register here

Slide reads,

Building Publication List

Slide reads,

The ResearcherID Profile and its Focus on Metrics

Slide reads,

ResearcherID Labs

Slide depicts image of ResearcherID Labs page example

ResearcherID Labs (cont.)

Integrating with ORCID

Slide reads,

ResearcherID Overview

Google Scholar Logo

Google Scholar Citations Profile

Slide reads,

How to Get a Google Citations Profile

Go to:

1. My profile

2. Create or sign in to your google account

Screenshot image of example Google Scholar profile.

The Google Scholar Profile, Focused on citation counts

Slide reads,

Adding works to your profile

Slide reads,

Automatic Updates and Google Citation

Slide reads,

Google Scholar Overview

 Read about their inclusion guidelines here

Comparison table of ORCID, AuthorID, ResearcherID and Google Scholar on the features: Persistent ID, Publication List, Citation Metrics, User Privacy controls, Auto Update Publication List, and Cost.


Slide reads,

Benefits of Using a Researcher Identifier

Logos of various research ID options

Other Options

  • Publons
  • Humanities Commons
  • Dimensions
  • Altmetric
  • SSRN
  • LinkedIn
  • FaceBook
  • Twitter
  • ResearchGate

Penn Libraries Home Franklin Home
(215) 898-7555