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Researcher Identifiers, Profiles and Social Networks: Scopus Author Identifier

What is a Scopus Author Identifier?

Scopus creates an author identifier for each author with documents indexed in Scopus and distinguishes your research from other authors with similar names, grouping all your documents together. 

Got more than one Scopus ID? 

As the Scopus ID is automatically generated sometimes the algorithm can be incorrect and multiple/duplicate IDs can be created. You should check your profile to confirm: 

  • All your details are correct. 
  • All your publications are assigned to your ID. 
  • You have one single ID. 

Why link your Scopus ID?

Ensuring you have one up to date Scopus ID allows:  

  • NURO to search and find articles to add to your profile.  
  • Easier to connect Scopus to other profiles such as your ORCID profile. 
  • Your citation and metric counts to be accurate and not spread across multiple IDs.

Linking your Scopus ID to other platforms like ORCID and NURO will ensure that all your platforms are accurate and up-to-date and only showing the research outputs that you have created.   

Scopus IDs and NURO  

You can add your Scopus ID to NURO and when articles are found that match the ID they can be automatically added to your profile via automatic claiming (reviewing these is recommended) or you can be alerted via email when new article matches are found.   

Visit the NURO User Guide for more information.   

How to Scopus ID

  1. Visit request to merge authors for more information.

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. In the Works section, select 'Add works’ > ‘Search & link’
  3. Select Scopus Elsevier from the list and authorize.
  4. Follow the steps to associate your Scopus profile and works with ORCID.


For more information see: Send Scopus Author details and publication list to ORCID.



  1. Visit request author detail corrections for more information.