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Research Visibility: Scopus ID

About Scopus Author ID

Scopus Author ID ...

  • is an identifier used in the database Scopus
  • is automatically assigned to an author who has published at least one article indexed in Scopus
  • groups together all the publications written by that author on the Scopus author profile
  • allows citation metrics e.g. total citations and h-index to be accurately calculated based on Scopus data

(See an example)

Where can I find my Scopus Author ID

Two ways:

Search any of your publications by title and locate the article. Then click on your name to link to your Scopus author profile. (Make sure the work you search is indexed in Scopus: see Scopus title list)

Search by your last name and first name. Select your name from the author result list to reach your Scopus author profile.

Note that you may find more than one profiles that belong to you. This happens when you publish with different name variants or affiliations. Refer to "How to correct my Scopus Author Profile" to learn more.

For PolyU academic staff:

Locate your PIRA researcher profile. All your available author IDs are listed at the top of the page, including Scopus Author ID.

How can I edit my Scopus Author Profile

You cannot directly edit your Scopus Author Profile but to request Scopus to do this. 

The publications under your profile are automatically "assigned" to you based on a matching on author name, affiliation, email, research area, co-authors, etc. Publications that are not indexed in Scopus will not be listed in your profile.

The affiliation information of your profile is automatically collected from your latest publication in Scopus and cannot be changed.

Refer to "How to correct my Scopus Author Profile" to learn more.

How to correct my Scopus Author Profile

Sometimes you may find your publications spread over a number of different Scopus Author IDs or Profiles. This is especially so if your name has appeared in various ways during your career or you have changed affiliations. It is important to make sure that all your publications are listed under one unique Scopus Author ID, and all the works listed under your Author ID do belong to you. This also ensures that your citation information (e.g. total citations, h-index) can be accurately retrieved.

Here are some steps for some common functions to manage Scopus Author Profiles:

1.  Request to merge authors (i.e. clean up Scopus Author IDs)

  • Run an Author Search. From the search results page, select the author profiles to be merged.
  • From the search results page, click Request to merge authors.
  • Follow the steps to complete the Scopus Author Feedback form.

2.  Request author details corrections

  • Run an Author Search. From the search results page, click on author name to view author details page.
  • From the Scopus Author details page, click Request author detail corrections.
  • Follow the steps to complete the Scopus Author Feedback form.

In either way above, you will be able to add in missing publications or remove publications that do not belong to you during the process.

Other problems associated with your author profile such as incorrect publication details, missing author, wrong author names or missing publication(s), you may contact Scopus Support Center or use the Live Help to escalate this to Scopus. You may also contact us for assistance.

Integrate Scopus Author ID with ORCID

ORCID is an author identifier that can be used throughout your entire research career. It can be linked to and used by publishers, databases, funders and organizations, so that it can save your efforts on manually input information when you submit your manuscript or apply for grants. By integrating Scopus with ORCID, your publications in Scopus will be added to your ORCID profile. This further increases the visibility of your works. See ORCID guide to know more about ORCID.

How to integrate Scopus with ORCID:


After the Scopus-ORCID integration

  After you have integrated ORCID with Scopus,

  • your ORCID profile will be populated with publications from Scopus. Unlike ResearcherID where you can exchange publication records between the two platforms, Scopus only allows you to add your publications to ORCID and will not allow information from ORCID to be added to Scopus.
  • you also take this chance to manage your Scopus Author ID - merge multiple Scopus IDs, remove publications that do not belong to you, add missing publications, etc.
  • your Scopus Author ID and ORCID iD will be linked and displayed on both platforms (see snapshot below). This will allow easy retrieval of publication and citation information from Scopus. Note that ORCID will display Scopus ID immediately after the integration while Scopus will take about one week time to show ORCID on the profile page.
  • you can search and retrieve publication and citation information in Scopus using your ORCID iD.