Evaluating the scientific output: Researchers

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Support for scientific output

To facilitate accreditation and visibility of your scientific output there are tools that allow you to create a researcher profile. 

The University encourages all PDI (teaching and research staff) at UPF  to have their identifiers: ORCID, Web of Science ResearcherID (Publons), ScopusID and Google Scholar Profile.

The advantages of having these profiles are:

  • help with author name disambiguation
  • facilitate publication tracking to ensure the most comprehensive recovery of all the author scientific output
  • provide the information needed when applying for grants

The Library provides help to create and update your profiles:

Open Researcher and Contribution ID

ORCID logo

At the initiative of Open Researcher and Contribution ID (ORCID)

  • Provides each research with a single and permanent identifier, so as to avoid mistakes and duplicity with author names when identifying their scientific output
  • Required to publish in many scholarly journals
  • Required to be included in the Portal de la Recerca de Catalunya (Catalonia Scientific Output Portal)
  • Allows you to connect with other researcher profiles (Researcher ID, Scopus ID, Google Scholar Citations, and others). More information.
  • You can add your ORCID-ID to your UPF Scientific Output and your institutional signature.
  • Tutorials

Web of Science ResearcherID (Publons)

IMPORTANT! From April 15th, 2019 your ResearcherID profile has been automatically redirected to the new Publons profile, acquired by Clarivate Analytics, the same company that manages the Web of Science. 

Click the option you want.

Login to ResearcherID on Publons  Join Publons now

Publons keeps your previous identifier number, but now it is called Web of Science ResearcherID. It is also still associated with the Web of Science database.
See an example of the new profile.

Publons provides a professional profile and unifies authors scientific output under a single identity, it also offers other advantages:

  • Connect with ORCID and exchange data between the two identifiers​
  • Automatically updates the Web of Science Core Collection citation metrics
  • You can add the journals you are a reviewer and articles you’ve done peer review
  • You can download your Publons profile in a PDF

     For more information click on Support: Publons



Scopus logo 

Identifier associated with the database Scopus. It unifies authors scientific output under a single identity.

  • Your authorID is generated automatically provided that you have two publications indexed in Scopus
  • Connect with ORCID and exchange data between the two identifiers​
  • Tutorial


  • Publications
  • Citations
  • H-index
  • Coauthors

Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar logo 

Identifier associated with Google.

  • To create your profile, you need a gmail account.Take advantage of your UPF e-mail
  • Complete the registration form, add the articles and finally your profile will be displayed. Make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.
  • Tutorial