After a prompt from Brian Kelly, who recently wrote a blog post Why You Should Do More Than Simply Claiming Your ORCID ID I added my details to ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID).
As Brian has written, it only takes 30 seconds to get an ORCID ID. It took me a bit longer to go through the list of my publications via the link to Scopus, and at one stage it seemed I was adding duplicates and then had to delete them, but the process was painless. My ORCID ID is 0000-0002-4833-1058 There seems to be a little confusion at that ID with some papers written by others in a book I co-edited. I’m not sure what to do with them. Niether am I sure why the papers are listed in the order that they appear. The list is not complete, as it only includes papers known to Scopus. I should probably add some of the other papers listed here, but the ORCID Add Manually process is fairly complex.
I seem to also have a Scopus Author ID 7202822054
I don’t have access to the subscription based Scopus service, so this is of limited use to me, and some of the links on that Scopus Author ID page are not available to me, though I can see that according to Scopus I have an h Index of 3, and: “This author has been cited 52 times in Scopus” – though most of those citations will be for a couple of papers to which my contribtion was small. Here’s something which explains the h Index.
I also have a Google Scholar Profile, which states that my h Index is 8 and that my papers have been cited 188 times. The difference with the Scopus Author ID is presumably because Scholar knows about a lot more of my papers. At the top of my Scholar Profile is the message: Your profile doesn’t include a verified email and won’t appear in Google Scholar search. As I am retired and only have a Gmail account, it won’t let me change this.
Brian Kelly writes about the many benefits of having an ORCID ID, and if you’ve authored paper(s) in scholarly publications I recommend that you read his post and follow his advice.