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Getting Started: Scholarly Communication

Why Scopus Author ID?

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Benefits of Scopus Author ID:

  • System-generated citation metrics in Scopus journals (a Web of Science competitor)
  • Ensure correct attribution of your works
  • Get number of cited references to your works
  • Exchange data with ORCID

Limitations of Scopus:

  • Used by Scopus only
  • Based on a limited number of publications

About Scopus

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research.

With Scopus you can locate the most highly cited items and the articles that cite them. Tutorials and quick reference guides will help you get started.

Checking Your Scopus ID

An Author ID is automatically assigned to you if you publish in a journal that is indexed in the SCOPUS database.
You can check to see if you have an Author ID and that your publications have been attributed correctly to it: Navigate to the SCOPUS database via the library Research Databases page.


Choose the Author Search & Enter Your Last Name, affiliation and other details:

Screenshot of Scopus Author search page

If there is only one entry for your name, click on the name to open your Author Details. Check that the details are correct.

You can link your Scopus publications to your ORCID record by following the instructions on the full details screen:

Screenshot of the Scopus Author Details page

Important: If there is more than one entry/version for your name, go through the following steps to request Scopus to make the necessary changes.