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Tracking Your Scholarly Research Impact

Learn how to measure the impact of your research

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs):

  • DOIs are a type of persistent identifier used to uniquely identify digital objects like scholarly articles, chapters, or data sets. Try this one: 
  • DOIs remain fixed over the lifetime of the digital object EVEN IF you later change the particular URL where your article is hosted.  Referring to an online document by its DOI provides more stable linking than simply using its URL.
  • Publishers and repositories often assign DOIs to each of your publications for this reason.

ORCID Author Identifiers

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The Open Researcher Community ID (ORCID) is an increasingly recognized persistent digital identifier for researchers.
The unique number assigned to you will allow publishers and aggregators of scholarly literature to distinguish you from researchers with similar names.

How to get an ORCID identifier

ORCIDs are free and take only a few moments to register.

Once you have your unique ORCID identifier, you can create a personal profile page where you can link all of your scholarship to your unique identifier