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Your publishing plan

Your digital identity

Author profiles assist you to establish your research portfolio and track the impact of your work. Keeping your profiles up to date will help with monitoring your citations, building your publication list and standing out from other researchers with similar names.

Work through our Author Profiles Quick Guide to see how you can get the most out of your online profiles.



An ORCID ID is a unique number that works as a persistent digital ID, distinguishing you from other researchers.

  • Distinguish yourself from other researchers
  • Get credit for all your work throughout your career
  • Minimise repetitive data entry
  • Connect to the global research community adopting ORCID IDs 
  • Funders and Publishers are increasingly requiring ORCID IDs

ORCID and Deakin

Configuring your ORCID ID will enhance the ability of Elements to find and match your publications. If your ORCID profile is set up to automatically claim matched records from Scopus, CrossRef or PubMed, or if you included your ORCID ID with your publication manuscript, the publications will be automatically claimed in Elements.

Follow our instructions to connect your ORCID ID and Deakin Elements profile.

For more information, visit our ORCID webpage.


Scopus Author ID

Your Scopus Author ID is automatically generated the first time you publish an article indexed in Scopus. 

You can keep track of your h-index, and co-authors to discover potential collaborators and publishing opportunities. Visit Scopus Author ID (PDF) for more information.



ResearcherID is the unique identifier number and profile system used in the Web of Science database. 

Create a list of your publications by searching Web of Science or uploading a list. For more information visit the ResearcherID Fact Sheet.


Google Scholar

Create your own Google Scholar Profile - it's free and fast. If you make your profile public (optional) your profile will appear at the top of Google Scholar searches for your name, making your research easier to find.