Identifiers and profiles of researchers

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

You need to have ORCID 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 which aims 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 vice versa, see 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 Science, 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 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 included in your ResearcherID.

The Author ID is the identification service of researchers of Scopus. 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.

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

Google Scholar Citation groups all the publications of an investigator and shows the citations received. To have the service activated you need to have:

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

This allows you:

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

We recommend that:

  • Enter your name in the profile as indicated by the signing of the publications.
  • Add posts that do not appear automatically.
  • Eliminate the posts of other authors with the same name if they appear on your profile.
  • In the "Configure article updates" option, choose the option "Do not automatically update my profile. Send me an email." This makes sure that you do not automatically include posts from other researchers in your profile.
Link your profile to the profile of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya to Google Scholar

That's why:

  • Have the profile public
  • Indicate the mail UPC in the profile: "Email for verification"
  • If you are linked to more than one institution, you can indicate more than one in "Affiliation."
  • Indicates the name of the institution in the standard form: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

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: 29 / 10 / 2019