Profiles of researchers and ORCID

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: 

  • Periodically review the information about your authorship that is displayed in your Web of Science Researcher Profile and Scopus Author Profile. 
  • Sign your posts always with the same signature and institutional affiliation
  • You create a profile of a researcher at Google Scholar
  • You registered at ORCID and get your unique identifier

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


As of August 18, 2022, all public profiles on Publons, a free social platform that was part of Clarivate Analytics, have been migrated to the Web of Science Researcher Profile, the single point of access and management of your old Publons profile.

What is the Web of Science Researcher Profile?

  • It is the Web of Science Researcher Profile that provides an overview of a researcher's scholarly work, including publications that are in or outside the Web of Science Main Collection, reviews by peers, grant reviews and editorial work.
  • Each profile is assigned a Web of Science ResearcherID, an identification number for each author that distinguishes them from other researchers of the same name and that is automatically created if you have an indexed publication or a profile created in WoS.

How to create or manage the new Web of Science researcher profile?

  • In this guide Clarivate explains step by step how to create, correct, modify... your researcher profile.
  • There are different sections depending on whether you already have a profile on Publons, if you are already registered on Web of Science...

How to claim author registrations in the Web of Science Core Collection?

  • Through the researcher search tab, researcher profiles and author records can be located in the main collection of Web of Science, with coverage of publications entered since 1900.  
  • If you have publications indexed in the main collection of Web of Science, you have at least 1 author record. You may have a researcher profile (if you had one in Publons) and one or more author records (which are created automatically through an algorithm when new publications are indexed on Web of Science ). 
  • In aquest video it is explained very briefly how to manage it to improve your profile as a researcher.

Do you have more doubts?

  • Consult the page of support from Clarivate to resolve questions about how to access your researcher profile, how to maintain it, how to add publications, how to link it with ORCID...
  • You may also contact Clarivate's technical team for assistance, feedback, and/or for any other reason by creating a ticket of support

For more information and to stay up to date see the different webinars offered by Web of Science a External training or contact info.biblioteques@upc. Edu


Periodically check that all your publications are collected in your Web of Science Researcher Profile. We recommend that you create an alert in the database under your name.
  • Scopus creates an automatic author/ai profile and assigns it a unique identifier, Scopus Author ID, which allows to disambiguate two or more authors with the same name.
  • The Scopus author profile shows all the relevant information taken from the indexed publications: the Author ID, the various forms of the name, publication history, co-authors, citations, and metrics such as the index ho Altmetrics You can link your Scopus Author Profile to your ORCID profile.

How to maintain your Author Profile?

Periodically check that all your publications are collected in your Scopus Author Profile. We recommend that you create an alert in the database under your name.


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

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.

Last update: 30 / 10 / 2023