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Curating your scholarly identity

A guide to help busy researchers raise the profile of their research

Scopus author ID

Since you may be already using your Scopus author ID (if you have one) to populate ORCID, check your Scopus author profile while you’re at it. Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research.

Like Google Scholar, Scopus indexes your research and its associated metrics over time as part of their functionality as a research database. It automatically assigns an ID to every author once the article is indexed in the database.

  1. Go to the Scopus Author search.
  2. Search by your name and affiliation.
  3. Click on your name in the results list to open your profile page. (Note you won’t find an Author ID if you don’t have publications already indexed by Scopus).
  4. You may find more than one profiles that belong to you. This happens when you have published with different name variants or affiliations (e.g. Karen Smith, Karen H. Smith). If more than one profile belongs to you, you can click on “request to merge authors”.
  5. If you have an Author ID, select ‘Connect to ORCID’ (located in 'Profile Actions').
  6. Follow the steps to link your Scopus author profile with your ORCID record.
  7. To make corrections and/or add publications, follow these steps from the official Scopus help page.

Scopus tutorial

"Scopus Tutorial: How to make corrections to your author profile" (2020 November). Scopus.