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Research impact guide: Comparison of profile tools

Citation analysis tools

A comparison of the most popular profile tools can help you select the best one for your needs:


 

Profiler tool

ORCID

Scopus

Researcher-ID

Google Scholar

Good coverage of STEM topics*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Good coverage of HCASS topics**

Y

Some

Y

Updates automatically

Y

Y

May require author disambiguation

Some

Some

Permanent URL to publications

Y

Y

Y

Allows publications to be imported

Y

Y

Allows lists to be exported

Y

Y

Y

Can include journals

Y

Y

Y

Y

Can include books & book chapters

Y

Y

Y

Can include conference papers

Y

Some

Y

Interoperable with other IDs

Y

Some Some

Instant citation metrics

Y

Y

Y


* Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine
** Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences

 

A researcher profile will help reduce name ambiguity when people are searching for your publications, and make it easier to identify which publications are actually yours.

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