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Research Impact & Metrics

Responsible use of metrics, author identifiers, etc.

5 Easy Actions for Busy Researchers

Completing one item a day will go a long way to cleaning up your profile.

  1. Register for ORCID & select “Louisiana State University” as your employment organization from the dropdown list.
  2. Populate your ORCID profile with Search & Link Wizards.
  3. Allow Crossref and Web of Science to auto-update your ORCID profile.
  4. Claim your Web of Science author record & allow ORCID syncing.
  5. Claim your Scopus author profile & link to ORCID.

Bonus Action!

Login to LSU Elements and add your ORCID.

Integrating Your LSU Elements Faculty Profile with ORCID

LSU Elements users can benefit from an automatic sharing of publications between ORCID and Elements. 

     1. Log in to your LSU Elements account 

     2. From the Homepage under My Actions, navigate to Add your ORCID ID, and select ADD

     3. Sign in with your ORCID ID and add your publications


Why Profiles Matter

Developing scholarly profiles, including claiming your works with a unique identifier and cultivating an online scholar presence, can help raise the visibility of your research. This guide on creating and claiming unique author identifiers and profiles can help you curate and maintain an online researcher profile 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.

Benefits of a unique profile:

  • Showcases your scholarly activities and research output in one place
  • Helps in identifying you to potential collaborators
  • Distinguishes you from other researchers, helping to avoid misidentification
  • Manages your publications list
  • Tracks citation counts


ORCID helps with name disambiguation efforts and aims to reduce administrative burdens for researchers.

number of journals require authors to provide ORCID IDs in order to publish in those journals. A number of funders use ORCID IDs to make funding applications and outcome reporting easier.  For example, ORCID integrates with SciENcv.

Web of Science Researcher Profile

  1. Go to Web of Science through LSU Libraries.
  2. Register for an account.
  3. Click on My Profile in the drop-down menu under your name.
  4. Click on Verify your Author Record and follow the directions. 
  5. Claim your Web of Science author record page and make sure your Web of Science ResearcherID is linked to your ORCID. After you claim your record, a green checkmark should appear next to your name.
  6. Perform an author search and review the results. Note any duplicates. Review your record and submit changes to Web of Science (Clarivate). 

Scopus Author Profile

The library does not have a subscription to Scopus, but you can still view your Scopus Author Profile.

You should be able to use the Author Feedback Wizard to verify and correct your profile. Make sure your record is connected to your ORCID.

Google Scholar

If you have a public Google Scholar profile, make sure you review it on a regular basis to make sure it is correct. If you do not have a Google Scholar Profile, you can create one using your Google account.

Google has detailed help on setting up your profile.

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