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Bibliometrics: Your Researcher Profile

All about bibliometrics, and how you can make your research output more visible.

Research Profiles & Identifiers

Keeping your online research profiles accurate and up-to-date and ensuring your research is properly attributed to you is important when tracking the impact of your research. This includes your UCD Researcher Profile, your Google Scholar profile, and your ORCID profile, Scopus ID and other identifiers.

UCD Researcher Profiles


RMS (Research Management System) Profiles enable researchers and academic staff to maintain an up-to-date Researcher Profile to showcase their research expertise on UCD websites.

Some features of the system include:

  • Pre-filled profile for all academics
  • Automatic updates from Web of Science & PubMed
  • Automatic updates from University systems including HR, Student Registration & Financial systems
  • Feeds for researcher profiles on websites -
  • Seamless integration with the Research Repository UCD -
    When uploading publications to RMS Profiles researchers can add the final draft version for upload to the Research Repository UCD. Instructions can be found on this PDF or in this video.

To access the system go to, select RMS Profiles and enter your email address and password OR go directly to the login page.

The system is used to collate the University’s research outputs for the President’s annual report and to create Researcher Profile pages on UCD school and institutional websites.

What is Google Scholar Citations?

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

It's quick to set up and simple to maintain. You can add groups of related articles, not just one article at a time; and your citation metrics are computed and updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles at any time.

On the Google Scholar page click on the My Citations icon on the top right. You DO need to have a Google Account to use My Citations. If you do not have one, you can easily set one up.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

"ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.  ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors, and national boundaries and in its cooperation with other identifier systems."


For detailed information see our ORCID LibGuide


Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID

Scopus Author ID

The Scopus database automatically assigns an ID profile to authors to help identify and link their publications. If you have several name variants or you have changed affiliations, your publications may be spread over a number of different author profiles.

You can check your current Scopus author ID and publications by running an author search on Scopus using your name and current affiliation. You can manage your profile and check your publications are correct using the Scopus to ORCID wizard which will then link the publications associated with your Scopus author ID with your ORCID.


ResearcherID is a unique identifier used to distinguish your publications on the Web of Science database. Once you have registered, you can then identify and claim your publications indexed in Web of Science, and your ResearcherID will then be associated with these works. If you have an ORCID, you can link it to your ResearcherID to add these publications to your ORCID profile also.

Keeping these profiles up to date, and ensuring that Scopus and Web of Science records accurately reflect your publication history, is important to help ensure that the citation metrics and analysis which these databases provide are also accurate. For example, if some of your publications are not attributed correctly to your Scopus author ID, Scopus will not include any citations to these when calculating the corresponding bibliometric indicators for your profile, such as citations per publication and your h-index. 

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