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Research Visibility: Scopus ID

About Scopus Author ID

Scopus Author ID is a unique number automatically assigned to each author who has published at least 1 article indexed by Scopus. It aims to group together all the publications written by that author thus allowing citation metrics such as number of times cited and h-index to be accurately calculated based on the data from Scopus. Authors should carefully check all the publications listed in their profiles so as to ensure that the publication and citation metrics are accurate. Authors can send a request to Scopus to request for corrections to their profiles and publication lists. 

Why use Scopus Author ID

  • It is automatically assigned and you don’t have to register
  • Citation metrics such as number of times cited and h-index are available on author profile (using the Scopus data)
  • It collects an author's various names and adds these names under one author identifier. As a result, searches for a specific author include a preferred name and variants of the preferred name. This helps researchers find and recognize an author, despite variations in name spelling
  • It can be connected with ORCID records

Notes on Scopus Author Profile

  • Check your Scopus Author Profile to ensure all you publications are correctly assigned to your Scopus Author ID i.e. Merge multiple IDs (if any) and check your publication list. Submit your feedback using the Scopus Author Feedback form if needed
  • Scopus Author Profile can only display publications indexed by Scopus. You are not able to add publications from other sources to your Scopus Author Profile
  • If you have integrated Scopus Author Profile with ORCID, Scopus will automatically update your ORCID profile with your new publications

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How to register a Scopus Author ID

Scopus automatically creates a Scopus Author ID for you when you have publications indexed in Scopus, there is no need to create an account. You may find your author ID and profile by conducting an Author Search in Scopus

How to add works to / maintain your Scopus Author Profile

  • Scopus automatically assigns you with a Scopus Author ID when you have at least one publication indexed in Scopus. Content not indexed in Scopus cannot be added.
  • Publication lists are updated automatically to your Scopus Author profile by Scopus.
  • Authors should regularly maintain their Scopus Author ID by checking that their publication list is complete. Authors should also remove publications that are accidentally added to their Scopus Author ID because of name ambiguation.


How to correct your Scopus Author Profile

Sometimes you may find your publications spread over a number of different Scopus Author Profiles. This is especially so if your name has appeared in various ways during your career or you have changed affiliations. It is important that you check your author profiles and make necessary corrections. You can make the change to your profile by using the Scopus Author Feedback form.

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.

Why associate Scopus Author ID with ORCID?

  • easily populate your ORCID profile with publications from Scopus
  • automatically update your ORCID profile with your new publications by Scopus
  • display your Scopus Author ID on your ORCID profile thus allowing quick interlinking between platforms
  • use your ORCID iD - one persistent number throughout your career – to accurately and efficiently extract your publication and citation information from Scopus

How to assoicate Scopus Author ID with ORCID

The Library has prepared the following resources showing the steps to add works from scopus to ORCID. This action will also allow Scopus to automatically update your publication list in ORCID in the future. 


Outcomes of the linking process

After you have integrated ORCID with Scopus,

  • your ORCID profile will be populated with publications from Scopus. Unlike ResearcherID where you can exchange publication information between 2 platforms, Scopus only allows you to export your publication details to ORCID and will not allow information from ORCID to be added to Scopus.
  • you can also take this chance to manage your Scopus Author ID - merge multiple Scopus IDs, remove publications that don't belong to you and 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.
  • you can search and retrieve publication and citation information on Scopus using your ORCID iD or Scopus Author ID.