Identifiers and profiles of researchers

There are different initiatives to prevent the publication of an author's publications incorrectly attributed to another investigator with the same name, or a similar name, for the databases indexed by the publications.

To avoid these incidents, we recommend that:

  • You registered at ORCID and get your identifier
  • Periodically review the information about your authorship that shows the ResearcherID of Web of Science and the Author Scopus identifier
  • Sign your posts always with the same signature and institutional affiliation
  • You create a profile of a researcher at Google Scholar

Incorporate your ORCID, ResearcherID and Scopus Author IDs to DRAC to be visible on your personal page of FUTUR.

ORCID is an identifier made up of 16 digits based on the ISO 27729: 2012 rule that allows each researcher to have a persistent and unequivocal code to distinguish their scientific-technical production from that of the rest of the authors.

You need to have an ORCID code to:

  • Present in announcements and grants both national (SGR 2017-2019, etc.) and international.
  • Submit articles to most magazines for publication.
  • Be present at Portal of the Research of Catalonia, project led by the Consortium of University Services of Catalonia (CSUC), whose objective is to show in a single portal all the research activity in Catalonia.

Create your code for free ORCID. We recommend you fill in the following fields:

  • personal Information indicating institutional mail in the "Email" box and in the "Also known as" box the variants of the personal name with which you are referenced in different databases.
  • Employment Indicating the link with UPC with the official form: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

If you want to incorporate publications into your ORCID record, be aware that:

  • Posts can be uploaded manually or automatically if they have one DOI or if they are included in CrossRef, Europe PubMed Central, Web of Science, SCOPUS or Mendeley among others. To do this, activate the "Link works"in the section" Works ".
  • If you want to import the publications of a BibTeX file (.bib) including Google Scholar, follow them ORCID instructions.
  • If you have your posts in ORCID and want to export them to your Mendeley profile or if you have the publications in Mendeley and want to export them to ORCID, consult the section Connect Mendeley and ORCID.
ORCID allows to link the records of the researchers who have this code with other identifying systems of authors such as ResearcherID i Scopus Author Identifier.

ResearcherID is the identification service of researchers of Web of Science that provides each researcher with a personal identifier in this database.

To get your ResearcherID, you need to sign up. You will receive an individual identifier number that will distinguish you from other homonymous researchers.

With the ResearcherID you can:

  • Create an online profile that shows your posts.
  • Share your profile or keep it private.
  • Introduce publications from the Web of Science to reference managers, with the format (RIS).
  • Generate bibliometric indicators such asindex h.
  • Unify production indexed under different variants of the authors' names.
  • Disambiguate the production of authors with the same name.

If your name is on Web of Science with different variants, use the search by Author Search to disambiguate or contact with your library. You can also contact Web of Science through its form and specify the records to group or to separate.

Periodically, verify that all your publications are collected under a single ResearcherID.

The Author ID is the identification service of Scopus researchers. This database facilitates a personal identifier for each researcher with publications indexed in this database.

You can find out what your production is looking for in the database.

With the Author Identifier you can:

  • Create an online profile that shows your posts
  • Generate bibliometric indicators such asindex h
  • Unify production indexed under different variants of the authors' names.
  • Disambiguate the production of authors with the same name

If you have used different variants of your name or different institutional affiliations in your publications, you may have several identifiers in Scopus. To unify them and have a unique Author ID, consult the tutorial of this database.

You periodically verify that all your posts are collected under a single Author ID.

Google Scholar Citation is the Google Scholar service that groups and displays all citations of the researchers' publications under the same name. It is necessary:

  • Have a Google account
  • Configure and publish your profile by following them instructions

This allows you:

  • Generate bibliometric indicators such asindex h and the h5 index
  • Unify production indexed under different variants of the authors' names
  • Disambiguate the production of authors with the same name
  • If your profile is not complete or there are associated publications that are not yours, you can incorporate or delete articles

You can follow the citations of the publications following the help of Google Scholar.

You will find more information at Google Scholar Citations.

The UPC Library on your Google Scholar profile

When you do a search on Google Scholar From a device connected to the UPC network, the link to access the full text of the resources subscribed by the UPC Libraries is automatically activated through the link: "Digital Library UPC"

UPC Library to Google Scholar

If you consult Google Scholar from outside of UPC and want to have this option activated by default, follow these steps:

  • Go to Google Scholar with your Google user account
  • Search the "Settings" option (depending on the language, it can be Settings, Settings, ...) in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Go to the "Library links" (depending on the language, Library links, Libraries links, ...)
  • Enter UPC in the search box and click on the magnifying glass
  • The option "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Library - Digital Library UPC" is shown at the bottom of the search box. Save the changes

UPC Library configuration

Last update: 20 / 12 / 2018