Researcher identifiers and profiles

There are different initiatives to prevent improperly attributed author publications to another researcher 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 unique identifier
  • Periodically review the information about your authorship that shows the Web of Science ResearcherID and the Scopus Author ID 
  • Sign your posts always with the same signature and institutional affiliation
  • You create a profile of a researcher at Google Scholar

Incorporate your ORCID identifiers, Web of Science ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID to DRAC to be visible on your personal page of FUTUR


ORCID is a 16-digit identifier based on ISO 27729: 2012. It allows each researcher to have a unique, persistent and unequivocal author code to distinguish their scientific-technical production from that of other authors.

You must have the ORCID informed at DRAC for:

Create your code for free ORCID. We recommend that 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 the 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 icon "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 vice versa, see the section Connect Mendeley and ORCID.
ORCID allows to link the records of researchers who have this code with other author identification systems such as ResearcherID i Scopus Author Identifier.

As of April 15, 2019, the ResearcherID platform has ceased to exist. All public profiles of have been migrated automatically to Publons, a free and social platform that is part of Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics.

ResearcherID is renamed Web of Science ResearcherID and is integrated into Publons as an identification number for each author that allows you to link the author profile between the two platforms (Web of Science and Publons) and through the Web of Science ResearcherID the metrics derived from scientific production are synchronized: citations and H index.

What benefits do you have with the new profile in Publons

  • Web of Science citation metrics are updated automatically 
  • Allows linking to other profiles such as ORCID, Google or Linkedin
  • Allows peer reviews to be visible
  • The Publons profile can be downloaded in PDF

What do I do to get a Web of Science ResearcherID

You have two options but first check that you do not have any author profile created in Publons:

  • Create an account in Publons and import at least one publication indexed in Web of Science or from a publication indexed in Web of Science click the option "claim in Publons" generating an account in Publons with a ResearcherID.
  • You will receive an email with a personal identifier number on the "Web of Science ResearcherID" that will distinguish you from other researchers of the same name.

    If you have WoS-indexed posts, you should have a unique author profile linked to your ResearcherID and linked to your Publons platform profile. See the guide for profile review in Wos to follow step by step how to review and send corrections to the Clarivate team 


    Check them out FAQ  to Publons 


    For more information and to stay up to date see the different webinars offered by Web of Science a Online training.

    Author ID is the researcher identification service of Scopus. This database provides a personal identifier to 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: 

    • Unify posts:
      • Create an online profile that shows your posts
      • Unify indexed production under different variants of the authors name.
      • Disambiguate the production of authors with the same name
    • It also allows you to consult the different indicators of queries and use of all the publications of an author

    If you have used different variants of your name or different institutional affiliations in your posts, you may have multiple identifiers in Scopus. To unify them and have a unique Author ID, see guide for profile review in Scopus


    Periodically check that all your posts are included in your Author ID.

    For more information and to stay up to date see the different webinars offered by Scopus a Online training

    Google Scholar Citation groups all the posts of a researcher and shows the citations received. To have the service activated, you must have: 

    • A Google account
    • The configured and public profile. To do this, follow the instructions.

    This allows you:  

    • Have theindex h and the Google h10 index
    • Monitor citations for your posts. You can check thehelp


    See Google Scholar profile review guide 

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


    Library UPC to Google Scholar

    If you consult Google Scholar from outside the UPC and you want to have this option enabled 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" option (depending on the language, Library links, Library links, ...)
    • Write UPC In the search box and click on the magnifying glass
    • At the bottom of the search box the option "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Library - Digital Library UPC"Save changes

    Configuration Library UPC

    Last update: 10 / 05 / 2022