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Veterinary - Scholarly Communications: Your research profile

Scholar profiles and unique author identifiers

Developing a scholar profile, including claiming your works with a unique identifier and cultivating an online scholar presence, can help raise the profile of your scholarly research. The links below can help you learn to curate and maintain an online research profile and create unique author identification that will allow you to disambiguate your work from the work of authors that share a similar name and keep your works together if you change your name or publish under variant name forms.

Scholar profile resources

Google Scholar Profile

With a Google Scholar Profile you can claim your publications and track your citations.

Instructions for creating your Google Scholar Profile



ResearchGate is an online social networking site for academics that allows you to share your research and follow the work of other researchers. Registration is free, but requires a university email address. Before uploading your previous works, please check your copyright agreements to ensure compliance.

Getting started with ResearchGate

Unique author identifiers


The non-profit organization Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) provides unique digital author identifiers for researchers and maintains a registry of these identifiers. A number of journals require authors to provide ORCID IDs in order to publish in those journals. Registration for an ORCID ID is free.

What is ORCID?

Register for an ORCID ID



Web of Science ResearcherID is a free unique author identifier that is integrated into the Web of Science platform. With a ResearcherID, you can also set up a free researcher profile in Publons.

FAQs about ResearcherID in Publons

Instructions to register for a ResearcherID

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