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Evaluating publication activities - bibliometrics: Researcher identification and Research Profiles

Researcher identification and Research Profiles

Researcher identifiers aim to lessen the problems caused by ambiguity in researcher names. For example, common surnames, the changing of names and characters which don’t appear in English are making the evaluation and following of scholarly work more difficult. Identifiers make it much easier to process and administer publication information.

See also

Helsinki University Library's guide


Oulu university Library's guide

Evaluation based on scientific publishing


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ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. The ORCID community includes individual researchers, publishers (e.g. Nature Publishing Group and Elsevier), universities and research institutions (e.g. MIT and CERN) and societies (e.g. APS and OSA).

ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier.  In ORCID Registry, the researcher may maintain his/hers publication list and transfer publication information automatically from ACRIS.


  • ORCID allows you to distinguish yourself from other researchers and helps you to get credit from your own work. It keeps your information even if your name or organization changes.
  • ORCID is interoperable with many research systems (e.g. ACRIS, Scopus, Crossref) and information can be transferred between the systems.
  • Some research publishers (e.g. PLOS ONE, Science) and research funders require researchers to have ORCID.
  • Finnish Research Information Hub ( uses ORCID to link researchers to their research outputs.
  • ORCID will, over time, reduce the need to enter the same personal and publication data into different systems.

More information about ORCID:

Use ORCID id:

  • alongside the names of authors of scientific publications and other research output
  • when peer reviewing
  • to link various reference database IDs (ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID)
  • on your own website or blog
  • in your email signature, CV, and other services that handle information pertaining to your research

Connecting your ORCID with ACRIS

To add and connect your ORCID identifier to ACRIS:

  1. Log in to your ACRIS profile
  2. Click to following link in your profile: "Authorise export of content to ORCID"



"Create or Connect your ORCID ID"


  1. You will be taken to Log in to your ORCID account or register if you don't have an ORCID yet
  2. You will be taken back to your ACRIS profile after you have logged in or registered to ORCID. Remember to click Save in your ACRIS profile

ACRIS will export the following content to your ORCID profile on daily basis:

  • Institutional organisational affiliation
  • Other personal identifiers (e.g. Scopus author ID, Researcher ID)
  • Your ACRIS profile URL
  • Your research outputs, where:
    • the publication status is either 'E-pub ahead of print' or 'Published'
    • the visibility of the record is 'Public - No restriction'
    • the workflow step is at least 'Validated'

Check your publication list in ORCID. If you have imported publications from more that one source, it's possible that you have duplicates. If this happens, you can hide duplicates form ORCID manually.

Notice! If you have previously only added ORCID to your ACRIS profile, information will not be automatically exported. You must also connect the systems with the instructions above to start exporting.


Google Scholar

Of those freely available scientific information search services, the most significant is Google Scholar. Google Scholar also have the opportunity to create your own profile and link your publications to correct profile. Unlike ResearcherID and ORCID, Google Scholar does not provide a unique researcher identifier which could be used when making searches.