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Researcher profiles

Multiple profiles provide increased visibility and impact.  Researchers around the world and in different disciplines have access to different resources.  Create profiles and identifiers that will ensure your work is seen and counted in the widest possible arenas. For maximum impact, make sure the profile stays up-to-date.

When creating a new profile, only include what you want to be shared publicly. Before adding full-text documents of your works, ensure that you have copyright permission from the publisher.  

Digital USF St. Petersburg Faculty Profiles

Create a research profile in Digital USF St. Petersburg to showcase your work and research interests.  Your author dashboard shows downloads from around the world.  Citations also link to PlumX altmetric data showing mentions on social media, reviews, videos, etc.  To create or update your profile, please contact your library liaison.


ORCID is a non-profit, international, central repository that provides individuals with a unique and persistent digital identifier. Journals and funding agencies are increasingly requiring an ORCID id as part of the submission process.  Common last names, publications under both maiden and married names, and changing institutional affiliations are pulled together into one unique profile.

Register for an ORCID id at:

Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar profiles provide an easy way to highlight your works.  The profile allows others to find your work regardless of common names or changing institutions. Google Scholar also provides citation metrics that include books, book chapters, and other materials that may not be covered in the standard citation tools.

To create a profile:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in (upper right corner) with your  account
  3. Click on the “My profile” link  (upper left corner or included in the pull-down menu)
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your profile and import your publications
  5. Under the “Review affiliation” link, be sure to check off the “make my profile public” if you want other researchers to be able to view your profile.


ResearcherID is affiliated with the Web of Science database and Clarivate Analytics.  In addition to having a profile where other researchers can find your works, the ResearcherID will also provide you with citation metrics. 

To set up a ResearcherID:

  1. Go to the Web of Science database (see link below)
  2. Click on the Sign in button (upper right corner) and select “Register”
  3. Once you have an account, sign in
  4. Click on the “Tools” pull-down menu (in the menu bar near the top of the screen)
  5. Select “Researcher ID”
  6. Click on the “Manage Profile” button near the upper right side of the screen)
  7. Enter your data including your ORCID number and your Google Scholar profile URL
  8. After completing the “About Me” section, be sure to click on the “My affiliation” and “Publication List” tabs and complete those areas.
  9. When finished, click on the “Return to My Researcher Profile” button near the top of the screen.
  10. Note that your personal ResearcherID number is listed near the upper left corner of your profile below your name.

Use your Web of Science login to create citation and search alerts. These will allow you to be notified by email any time a new researcher cites your works in a Web of Science journal or when new items match a pre-determined search topic.  The link to alerts is on the main Web of Science search page under “Searches and alerts.”

Scopus Author Identifier

Scopus is an extensive citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific books, and conference proceedings.  The Scopus Author Identifier is used to merge author profiles with name, institutional, or citation variants.

Locating your Scopus Author Identifier:

  1. Go to the Scopus database (see link below)
  2. Click on the Register button (upper right corner) and enter your name and email, then select a password. Click on the “Add profile details” link and include your institutional zip code and any other required data. When finished, click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Perform an author search on your name, using the “Search--Authors” tabs at the top of the screen.  Locate the correct entry for your name, click on the box next to the entry and then the “Show documents” tab above the results list.
  4. Click on the title of one of your publications, then click on your name.
  5. Your author identifier should be listed below your name. This “Author details” screen also provides citation data, an h-index calculation, and more.  Publications may also be exchanged with ORCID.

Use may also use your Scopus account to create citation and search alerts. These will allow you to be notified by email any time a new researcher cites your works in Scopus or when new items match a pre-determined search topic.  To create new alerts, click on the “Alerts” tab in the main tool bar at the top of the screen.