Author identifiers

Author identifers help researchers distinguish themselves from others with the same last name and initials. Some databases assign authors an identifer to make discovery of publications easier, eg, Scopus.

Consider getting an author identifier if:

  • You share your name with other researchers internationally or in New Zealand.
  • You have changed your name.
  • You have changed employer.

Researchers with an author identifier benefit from improved accuracy when:

  • Establishing your h-index.
  • Tracking citation counts for your publications.

Be sure to include your author identifier in:

  • Manuscript submissions.
  • Grant applications.
  • Patent applications.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an author identifier used across disciplines, countries, and databases. It links to other author identifiers and can be used in Web of Science and in Scopus databases.

  • Researchers can now register for an ORCID identifier at MyORCID and connect to the University of Auckland.
  • For more information about ORCID and connecting your ORCID Record to the University, check out the ORCID guide.

Last updated : 20 October 2017
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