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Guides & Tutorial, Pao-yue Kong Library, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Research Visibility: Researcher Profile

About Researcher Profile

Why set up Researcher Profile?

As an author, you want to maximize your research impact and be sure that you get credit for all your research output. Setting up Researcher Profile enables you to:

  • increase the visibility and accessibility of your research output
  • ensure work is correctly attributed to you (e.g. ORCID aims to solve the name ambiguity problem of authors)
  • use the same profile in long-term even you change your name or institutions
  • show citation metrics which indicate the reach of your work (citation metrics can be shown in ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID and Google Scholar but not ORCID)


The main profiling tools are:

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

Scopus Author ID

ResearcherID (via Web of Science)

Google Scholar Profile

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Each profiling tool has its own functionality and features and they are not mutually exclusive. For example, you can obtain citation counts and author metrics using Scopus Author ID, ResearcherID and Google Scholar profile but not in ORCID. Depending on your research profile and need, you may use more than one tool to accurately showcase your research and impact.

Our recommended practice would be to:

(1) register an ORCID account via library, and 
(2) integrate it with your Scopus Author ID (after you have cleaned your ID), and then ResearcherID (if you have registered one). 

After the integration, your publications will be added to the ORCID profile. To know the details of each profiling tool, click on the respective author profiles above.