Digital identifiers and researcher profile

What is it?

ORCID are the initials for Open Researcher Contributor ID, an international system of identification that gives researchers an individual, digital and long-lasting code, with the purpose of making it easier for them to identify themselves and to recover their scientific output.



  • Obtain your ORCID code with the institutional email of the URV.
  • Use this identifier in all your documents and particularly when communicating with publishers.
  • Regularly update your ORCID code with the references of your scientific output (e.g. automatic updating through Crossref).
  • Link with other personal profiles (Researcher ID, Scopus ID, My Citations Google Scholar, etc.).

What is it?

Google Scholar is a Google search engine focused and specialized in the search of scientific and academic content and bibliography. In addition, Google Scholar Citations includes an academic appointment analysis service offered by the search engine. This, lets you know who quotes you, when and how to publish it in your researcher profile.


  • It increases the visibility of your research
  • It helps you to compile and analyse the citations that you receive
  • It helps you to know which of your research areas has the most impact
  • It connects you with possible collaboratos
  • It strengthens your anline reputation as a researcher
  • It keeps you up to date with news citations, publications by other authors, topics, etc
  • It improves the visibility of the URV


Tutorial "Your Google Scholar in 10 steps": catalan, spanish, english

Infographic: “Benefits of a profile on Google Scholar”: catalan, spanish, english

What is?

Publons (Submitted ResearcherID since April 2019) is a free web service for the registration, verification and recognition of academic activities related to peer review and the publication of scientific publications. Integration with Web of Science, ORCID and the main academic journals allows publications on the same portal with their corresponding metrics and reviews.


  • It automatically generates the Web of Science ResearcherID as long as the researcher has at least one indexed publication in the Web of Science main collection. If the researcher does not have a publication in the WOS, you can ask for one here.
  • Manages and makes visible the revisions of publications through a personal profile.
  • Connect with magazines as a reviewer.
  • Download reports summarizing the academic impact as an author, publisher and reviewer.
  • Import your publications directly from WoS, ORCID, or from your regular bibliographic reference manager. RIS, BibTex and CSV formats can be used.
  • Automatically updates your appointment metrics based on WoS Core Collection.
  • Keeps track of peer review history and editorial board subscriptions for scholarly journals.

If you have any queries or require any additional information, ask the research support staff at your CRAI or get in touch by email(ELIMINAR)