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Add the correct affiliation when publishing!

It's important that the address field of all UMCG scientific publications contain the following string:

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, ….,

The order of this string is crucial for the ranking of the University and the UMCG!
The addition of departmental or other details is recommended, but only AFTER this string.

Corresponding author

This also counts for publications on which the UMCG has participated with a corresponding author outside the UMCG or the University Groningen. 

Guidelines for additional activities

Guidelines for mentioning additional activities and possible conflicting interests of UMCG employees on Profile Pages

Regarding (secondary) functions, one is supposed to mention on the Profile Pages:

  • UMCG function (main function)

  • Other functions as relevant / adjacent to the main function

  • Relations with companies and external organisations

  • Other activities, relationships and interests that could restrict academic freedom (including financial interests as far as they are relevant to UMCG research such as the ownership of shares in a company such that there is a substantial interest)

(For more information please check the Research Code)

This information can be added to your profile pages:

  • Research Profile on > Enter it into Pure under "Edit Profile"
  • MePa: Log in into MyUniversity, in the top right go to your profile page and edit it there

Author identifiers & profiles

Enhance your visibility with your Scopus Author ID

The Scopus Author ID helps author recognition and disambiguation when searching publications. Many researchers already have a Scopus ID without realising it. By checking the correctness of publications assigned to your Scopus Author ID, you will certainly help others finding your publications. It will also improve completeness and correctness of citation analyses.

  • Go to Scopus and use the author search tab to search for your own name
  • Check if all publications assigned to you are correct and if there are no variants of your name that are not yet grouped to your main entry.
  • If there are ungrouped name variants with your publications send Scopus feedback by checking name variants and clicking "request to merge authors" on top of the results list. (For that it may be required to create a personal account within the institutional license).

Enhance your visibility with ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is unique and permanent identifier for researchers. It distinguishes you from other researchers and connects you with your research publications and professional activities. It is strategically important because it enables all databases to automatically link publications to you by your ORCID. An ORCID iD is free, easy to get and stays with you throughout your academic career.

Read more about ORCID and how to create an ORCID iD in our Researchers Guide

Enhance your visibility with a Researcher ID

ResearcherID is the profile tool from Web of Science. ResearcherID offers a public profile. You can choose what to show publicly. ResearcherID is also important as a basis to provide feedback to Web of Science for grouping author name variants or corrections to affiliations.

  • Go to Researcher ID, sign up and complete your profile.
  • Add some publications if you have a few listed in Web of Science and preview the public version of your profile.
  • If you already have made an ORCID ID you can link Researcher ID to that. It is best to do that in a place where you have access to Web of Science.

Enhance your visibility with ResearchGate

ResearchGate is a very large researcher community linking researchers around topics. It is frequently used to ask questions to collegues all over the world that have the same set of interests and specialisations. You can choose which topics or researchers to follow. You can automatically populate your publications list or add items from reference management tools or add manually. You can even upload and share full text publications (e.g. last author versions that many publishers allow you to share).

  • Go to Researchgate, sign up and complete your profile with whatever you think relevant.
  • Add your publications by clicking "Add Publications" and choosing "Author Match".
  • Select topics to follow if you want

Enhance your visibility with Academia

Academia is a large researcher community. Just as ResearchGate it connects scholars around topics. You can add papers through a built in search using Microsoft Academic, PubMed and ArXiv. You can also add ful text. The process is easy, but the coverage not as comprehensive as Google Scholar.

  • Go to and sign up.
  • Add publications/papers by clicking your name top right, then "add papers"and "import"
  • Find a few people in your field to follow

Enhance your visibility in Google Scholar

Google Scholar is by far the most widely used bibliographical tool for scholarly publications. You can enhance your findability by creating an account and telling Google which publications in their database are yours. After taking the steps below, searches on your name will show your profile on top of the results. The profile itself shows your list of publications in Google Scholar with basic metrics. Besides journal papers, it may also include books and reports.

  • First, create a Google account
  • Go to Google Scholar, make sure you are logged in and click "My Citations"
  • Follow instructions to create your profile and add or remove publications that are yours or not yours

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