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Scopus Author Profiles: What is the Scopus Author Profile?

Learn about your Scopus Author ID

How to Get Started with a Scopus Author Profile

Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature with tools to help track and analyze research. 

Scopus automatically assigns an ID to every author that has an article or other publication indexed in Scopus.

The ID helps to disambiguate you from other authors with similar names or connect all your works published under variations of your name and different institutional affiliations. 

The ID is used to create a Scopus Author Profile that includes author name, affiliation(s), subject areas, publications, citations, and co-authors. The profiles do not cover editorship, managerial or executive roles, or teaching positions. (from Scopus Author Profile FAQs). The profiles are automatically created using metadata within Scopus, therefore they cannot be changed by Scopus users, unless a user requests corrections using the Author Feedback Wizard.

Complete Scopus profiles are visible only to Scopus subscribers. A limited version of the author profile is available to non Scopus subscribers. 

Examples of University of Tulsa Scopus Profiles:


Profile Features

  • illustrated hand with starsCan easily import citation data to ORCID.
  • Quickly visualize citation metrics and create h-index.
  • See who is citing your work.
  • Get citation alerts when your work is cited.
  • Every author is automatically assigned an ID. 



illustration of person thinkingSome limitations include:

  • Only citations within Scopus are counted and part of the profile.
  • Cannot attach publications that are not indexed in Scopus.
  • Cannot push citations from ORCID or other profile and citation management systems.