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Researcher Identifiers


For any researcher, it is essential to be connected to their publications and research and to be distinguished from other researchers. It is not easy and precise to identify researchers by only their names. There are problems with common names, different formats of names, name changes through marriage, etc.

The best way to tackle the problem of name ambiguity is to use persistent unique researcher identifiers.


Identifiers used at FSS:

How to create identifiers

Authors with no identifier at the moment

  • Create a new profile at ORCID. This identifier profile will become your main one. In this profile, you will have information about all your major publications from all available sources. ORCID also enables sharing data from your ResearcherID and Scopus ID. 
    • If you have publication records in Web of  Science, create your ResearcherID. Link your ResearcherID to ORCID.
    • If you have publication records in Scopus, find your Scopus Author ID and link it to ORCID.
  • Your ORCID profile should contain: personal data, affiliation, keywords describing your research fields, and your publications. The ORCID profile has to be integrated with ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID.

Authors with some of the identifiers

  • If you already have the identifiers, please, check them, add and update the information in your profiles. Do not forget to integrate ORCID with ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID.
  • If you have only one of the identifiers, create the other one (Scopus Author ID is created automatically by Scopus). 
  • Make your profiles public.
  • Keep your data up-to-date.
  • Link your ORCID to ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID.


Insert the codes of your ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID in IS MU (section Publications – then in the right menu choose Personal identification codes). 



ORCID – is a non-commercial register of unique persistent identifiers. It is supported by organisations worldwide and is used by global publishers and grant agencies. ORCID enables to share data from your ResearcherID and Scopus ID. 

ResearcherID (RID)


ResearcherID (RID)enables to track the publications in the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) database. In your Researcher ID profile, you can link your Web of Science publications to your profile and view information based on the citation count (h-index, citation count, rate of cooperation with other authors or institutions etc.).

Scopus Author ID

Scopus Author ID

Scopus Author ID – is an identifier that is used in the database Scopus. It is assigned automatically to every author who publishes at least one article in the index of Scopus. Authors can not create this ID on their own.

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