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1 1 “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”

2 2 “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” - Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens or Anonymous

3 3 Author IDs The major sources of citation information now offer ID numbers for researchers Accurately identify yourself as author of your publications Link your publications (and their impact) to UQ eSpace, and to UQ Researchers, HERDC, and the Q-index Use your ID numbers in your signature and other web presence Online publication list allows others easy access to your body of work

4 4 Scopus Author ID Automatically generated Author ID number Based on the Scopus database, published by Elsevier. Try an “Author” search for your own name, in Scopus, to find your Author ID. Your number will look like this: Author ID:

5 5 Scopus Author Search

6 6 Scopus Author ID Authors should have one identity in Scopus. This means the metrics information will be accurate.

7 7 ResearcherID Links to publication and citation information from the Web of Science database, published by Thomson Reuters. But only uses citation data from Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index

8 8 ResearcherID If you are a UQ staff member and would like to register for a ResearcherID: 1.Send an to 2.Add ‘RID request’ in the subject line. 3.Include your full name and UQ username (UQ login) in the Otherwise create one at

9 9 ResearcherID If you already have a ResearcherID account and want to link it to UQ eSpace, please complete the following steps: 1.Send an to: 2.Add ‘RID link request’ in the subject line. 3.Include: a. Your ResearcherID b. UQ username (UQ login) c. The address you currently use for your ResearcherID account.

10 10 ResearcherID When your new publications are added to the Web of Science you will need to update your ResearcherID publication list. Search the Web of Science for your new publication. Check the box in front of your publication and then click on the ResearcherID button.

11 11 Once added … Your citations in Web of Science will show in UQ eSpace under the icon

12 12 ResearcherID Badge Links to publication and citation information from the Web of Science database, published by Thomson Reuters. Include your ResearcherID number in your signature ResearcherID badge can be placed in almost any online environment (web page, blog) to showcase recent publications ResearcherID badge links people directly to your profile and full publications list

13 13 WoS Author Search

14 14 ORCID A new, open, non-profit registry of unique author identifiers. Your publications from both ResearcherID and Scopus can be added automatically to your ORCID page, at your request. Look for links within Scopus and ResearcherID OUP have implemented ORCID for author identification

15 15 ORCID Look for the link on the rhs in Scopus to add your ID to ORCID

16 16 Google Scholar Profile Set up your profile from the Google Scholar page. Click on “My Citations”. It can provide a more comprehensive list (based on Google Scholar) of articles citing your work than Web of Science or Scopus. This usually means a higher citation count and h- index, though the quality of the citing journals is also more variable. Especially useful in subject areas not well covered by WoS and Scopus such as the social sciences Your account has a unique URL, but not an author ID number. The URL can be added to your signature. Your profile can appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your name, if you make it ‘public’.

17 17 Google Scholar profile

18 18 Some things to do … Check to see if your publications in Scopus? Check to see if your publications in Web of Science? If you have more than one Scopus ID merge the authors Create a ResearcherID and add your publications Create a ResearcherID badge Create an ORCID account and add links from Scopus and ResearcherID Create an ORCID QR code to place on web pages Create a Google Scholar Profile and add your publications

19 19 UQ Library Databases Choose databases from the UQ Library Search


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