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For Researchers

Why have a researcher identifier?

Researcher identifiers:

  • Help to make your work discoverable
  • Showcase your research achievements
  • Connect your name to all of your research outputs
  • Avoid outputs being incorrectly assigned to your name
  • Easily track your citations, h-index and other metrics
  • Attribute your research outputs to Southern Cross University
  • Minimise repetitive data entry

Obtaining a researcher identifier is essential to connecting you and your research outputs within the scholarly research community.  If you do not have an identifier you may not be getting credit for your work.

Contact your Librarian to assist you in creating your identifier.



We encourage all members of the SCU research community to create and use their ORCID iD via the SCU ORCID iD API. Registering your ORCID iD is quick, easy and free. Linking your ORCID to SCU systems is essential. 
ORCID iD, (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides digital identifiers to the research community to ensure correct authorship data is available and more transparent. It is like an author DOI.
The ID system makes it possible for each researcher to have a constantly updated 'digital curriculum vitae'.
As a researcher, you want to:
ensure your work is discoverable & connected to you throughout your career;
minimize the time you spend entering repetitive data online; and
eliminate name ambiguity, distinguishing you from other researchers and ensuring proper attribution.
For assistance in setting up your ORCID iD, or if you have queries about the process, please contact your Librarian.


Scopus automatically assigns a unique identifier when you have published in a journal, book or conference proceedings that is indexed in the Scopus database. Your subsequent publications will be assigned to the same identifier. Search for yourself in Scopus to see if you have a Scopus author identifier.

Integrate your Scopus Author ID with ORCID to resolve any name ambiguity within publications and assign correct citation counts to your research outputs.

Southern Cross Researcher Profiles

Your Southern Cross Researcher Profile is a great way to showcase your research. It contains your photograph, a list of your research outputs with links to the full text (when available), your other research achievements and activities, and a summary of your research interests.

Further information about the Southern Cross Researcher Profiles can be found here:

Web of Science

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ResearcherId is a unique identifier that connects authors with their works across:

  • Web of Science: a multidisciplinary database of research publications
  • Publons: a tool which records, verifies and showcases peer review contributions of researchers
  • InCites: a benchmarking and analytics tool for monitoring research performance, identify influential researchers and discover areas of opportunity.

ResearcherId enables researchers to manage their publication lists, track their citations and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification.

ResearcherID integrates with ORCID, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar profiles increases your online discoverability and visibility, and provide easy access to tracking citations of your research outputs that are listed in Google Scholar. Other people can also create alerts to follow your articles and citations to your work in Google Scholar.

Here are instructions to set up your Google Scholar Profile.

For more information go to get started with Google Scholar Citations.