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This guide provides you the ways in raising your research visibility and information about the measurement of your research impact.

Scopus Author ID & Profile

Scopus Author ID ...

  • is an identifier used in Scopus, a citation database
  • is automatically assigned to an author who has published at least one publication 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 here)

► Refer to Find Your Scopus ID to learn the steps to find your Scopus ID and locate your profile.

You may have more than one Scopus Author IDs.

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.

► Refer to "Correct Your Scopus Profile" to learn the steps to merge Scopus IDs and add in missing publications.

You cannot directly correct your Scopus profile but request Scopus to do this for you.

This is because:

  • 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.


You cannot create a Scopus Author Profile by yourself.

You will not have a Scopus Author Profile if your journal, book, or conference publications are not indexed in Scopus. Learn more about the content coverage of Scopus from the bottom of this page.

2 ways to find your Scopus ID & locate your profile:

  1. Search any of your publications by title and click into the article record. 
  2. Click on your name to link to your Scopus profile. (Make sure the work you search is indexed/covered in Scopus: see coverage from the bottom of this page.)
  1. Search by your last name and first name.
  2. Select your name from the author result list to reach your Scopus 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 "Correct Your Scopus Profile" page to learn how to request a correction.

If you have known your Scopus ID and wish to locate your Scopus profile directly, you may

  1. Type in the field code for Author ID "AU-ID()" and input your Scopus ID in the parentheses; then search to locate all publications under this Scopus ID.
  2. Click on your name of any publication to link to your Scopus profile.

For PolyU academic staff:

You may find your Scopus ID in your PIRA researcher profile.

Locate your PIRA research profile via a surname search at PIRA Researchers. All your available author IDs are listed at the top of the page.

Refer to this guide to learn more about PIRA.

3 situations you need to manage your Scopus Author Profile:

  • Request to merge when you found you have multiple Scopus Author Profiles.

Conduct an Author Search in Scopus:

  1. Search by your last name and first name. Do not include full affiliation if you have worked across different institutions.
  2. Select the profiles that may belong to you and click Request to merge authors.
  3. Login to your Scopus account or register one if you haven't done so. 
  4. Go through the steps via Author Feedback Wizard to add or remove publications (if needed), and confirm your affiliation.
  5. Confirm and submit.
  6. The correction takes about one week for Scopus to complete. We suggest that you submit the request on your own. A request submitted by someone on your behalf will take a longer time to complete.

  • Request to edit author profile if there are any missing publications from your Scopus Author Profile.
    (Remember, you can only add publications indexed in Scopus to your profile. See coverage from the bottom of this page. Note that it takes about 2-3 months for a newly published article to be indexed in Scopus.)

Conduct a Document Search in Scopus:

  1. Search by the title or DOI of the missing publication. 
  2. Click the article and then click on your name to reach your Scopus profile.
  3. If the article is linked to another Scopus author profile instead of your profile, you may need to merge it into your own Scopus profile. Return to your own Scopus profile page (see "Find Your Scopus ID") and click Edit profile
  4. Login to your Scopus account or register one if you haven't done so. 
  5. Go through the steps via Author Feedback Wizard to search for the missing publication and add it in. Then confirm your affiliation.
  6. Confirm and submit.
  7. The correction takes about one week for Scopus to complete. We suggest that you submit the request on your own. A request submitted by someone on your behalf will take a longer time to complete.

  • Connect your Scopus Author Profile to ORCID when you need to make corrections to your Scopus profile and at the same time add the publications from Scopus to your ORCID profile.
  1. Locate your Scopus profile page (see "Find Your Scopus ID").
  2. Click Connect to ORCID.
  3. Sign in to your ORCID account or register one if you haven't done so.
  4. Go through the steps via Author Feedback Wizard to add or remove publications (if needed, under Step 3), and send the author ID (under Step 5). 
  5. Send the publications from Scopus to ORCID. 
  6. Your Scopus ID and the publications will be shown in your ORCID profile immediately after the submission. Your ORCID ID and any changes made to the publication list during the process will take 2-3 weeks to be shown in your Scopus profile.

After these steps, your Scopus ID will be integrated with ORCID. You may refer to "Integrate Scopus ID with ORCID" to learn more about Scopus-ORCID integration.

For 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 contact us for assistance.

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 you have integrated Scopus with ORCID:

  • 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 on the right). 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.