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 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 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 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 "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.

From the 15 of April of 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 Scienceof Clarivate Analytics.

ResearcherID becomes a Web of Science ResearcherID and integrates Publons as an identifying number for each author that allows identifying both Web of Science and Publons. This indentifier is what allows you to create your author profile and calculate the metrics derived from your production: citations, Index H, etc.

What should I do if I had a c?ompte antic to ResearcherID

  • Nothing! If you had a public profile at, the account was redirected automatically to the new Publons profile with the name of Web of Science ResearcherID and retains the same number.

What do I do to get a new Web of Science ResearcherID

  • You must create an account on Publons and import at least one indexed publication to the Web of Science, since Publons does not automatically generate identifiers. You will receive an email with a personal identifier number the "Web of Science ResearcherID" that will distinguish you from other homonymous researchers.

What benefits do you have with the new profile in Publons

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

Check them out FAQs to Publons

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

Membership on your profile

To appear under the institutional profile Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya to Google Scholar, which one:

  • Have the profile public
  • Verify your profile with an institutional email with domain ""
  • It is recommended to link the profile to the "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) "i link profile membership UPC by Google. In the case of double filiation, more than one filiation can be indicated.
  • If you have indicated the name in English, if you have an "" domain in the email, Google Scholar will link your profile to the UPC, but it is recommended to use the official name.

Keep in mind:

  • Indicates the same name you use to sign the posts.
  • Select the option "I want to receive updates by email to review them," in this way we make sure that Google does not automatically include any publication that is not ours.

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" (depending on the language, Library links, Libraries 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 UPCSave the changes

Configuration Library UPC

Last update: 01 / 08 / 2019