Research profile

Research profile

Nowadays it is essential to be able to identify the authors unequivocally, but we find that our names usually appear with a multitude of variants, which makes the correct identification of our works on the network difficult. A research profile is a digital identity that allows the research person to have a persistent and unambiguous identification, through a code, to clearly distinguish their scientific production.

Why is it necessary to have a research profile?

Have a research profile allows:

  • Normalize  the name and affiliation under the same identification.
  • Unify under the same code the possible variants of a person's name.
  • Correct errors and/or ambiguities in the names of the researcher, and referring to their publications.
  • Recover all scientific production from a single profile and thus increase visibility.
  • Obtain statístics of scientific production and altimeters.
  • Link the different researcher profiles of the same person 
  • Contact  other researchers.


IQS Library recommends you...

That you have your profile available in the GREC-URL tool to be able to have your CV updated. In some evaluation processes they request to have your data updated in that tool or in the PRC.

That you have the ORCID research profile, since in may evaluation processes you will be asked for an ORCID code. It is important to have this profile updated, as it will help you increase the visibility of scientific production and, consequently, the impact of publications.

You can then access a tutorial to create your ORCID research profile and incorporate your publications in it: 

In addition to the ORCID, it is advisable to have a Publons (WoS) or Author Identifier (Scopus) profile, as they show metrics and data analysis of the publications collected in these databases.


What tools or profile systems exist?


The ORCID Profile is a digital identifier composed of a 16 digit code and based on ISO 27729:2012 that allows the researcher and persistent and unambiguous identification to clearly distinguish their scientific production. It allows you to indicate your studies, your professional career, awards and affiliations, and scientific production.

Catalan universities, through the CSUC, agreed to use this identifier for the production of research generated in them.


Formerly known as ResearcherID, Publons is the research profile system of Web Of Science. It allows to incorporate all the indexed publication in the WoS database, import and link ORCID or import from other identifiers (PubMed, DOI) or files (CSV, RIS). It allows metrics and results analysis to be consulted from the profile itself (H index, citations, etc.). In addition, you can manage peer review reviews on the same profile and see which articles have been reviewed.

Author Identifier

This identifier is automatically assigned to each person whose work is published in journals included in Scopus. It can be linked to ORCID, provides a comprehensive report of appointment metrics and even requests corrections, but being an automatic identifier, the publications assigned to author profiles must be controlled.

Google Scholar

You must register in a Gmail account and set up a Google Scholar, account, to collect in it all the publications that appear in Google Scholar to the author's name and generate appointment metrics. You can check the citations of the publications, calculate appointment metrics or obtain graphs, appear in Google Scholar results (public profile), and select what type of update you want.



 If you want more information, contact the Library. We can offer you a personalized session to help you create your research profile.