Identity Management

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Every researcher will have many identities throughout the course of a lifetime, including several specially related to their research career. ORCID is an international initiative designed to provide a persistent identifier for each researcher, independent of workplace or platform. In effect, a researcher DOI. Publications can be ingested into an ORCID profile from sources such as Scopus and Web of Science.

No author matching algorithm is perfect. If you notice anomalies within your identity in Scopus or Web of Science they can be corrected.

  • Scopus: From the ‘author results’ page follow the prompts to add or delete publications from a Scopus profile.

Image of the request to merge authors button on the Scopus platform


  • Web of Science: use the 'Add Author Name Varient' option when conducting an 'Author' search.

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For further assistance please contact your School Librarian or Research Services Coordinator