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Research Impact

City Research Online

City Research Online (CRO) is the institutional repository of City, University of London. It includes full text versions and bibliographic records of research outputs created by members of staff and research students at City.

City Research Online's mission is to:

  • Provide open access to full text research, as permitted by publishers and copyright law.  
  • Be a reliable source of information on the research publications of City staff.      
  • Share its information openly with internal and external services, such as City Academic Experts and other areas of City's web presence, Google, Bing, Google Scholar and other web services and search engines.

To add your publications to your profile, visit the Publications database.  To view City’s Open Access Research, visit City Research Online.  For further guidance about adding your publications, please see our library guides or contact For help with other areas of your staff profile, contact


ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based system to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors, and national boundaries and in its cooperation with other identifier systems.

Register for an ORCID

Scopus author ID

The Scopus database automatically assigns an ID profile to authors to help identify and link their publications. If you have several name variants or yo have changed affiliations, your publications may be spread over a number of different author profiles.

You can check your current Scopus author ID and publications by running an author search on Scopus using your name and current affiliation. You can manage your profile and check your publications are correct using the Scopus to ORCID wizard which will then link the publications associated with your Scopus author ID with your ORCID.


ResearcherID is a unique identifier used to distinguish your publications on the Web of Science database. Once you have registered, you can then identify and claim your publications indexed in Web of Science, and your ResearcherID will then be associated with these works. If you have an ORCID, you can link it to your ResearcherID to add these publications to your ORCID profile also.

Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

It's quick to set up and simple to maintain. You can add groups of related articles, not just one article at a time; and your citation metrics are computed and updated automatically as Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web. You can choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles at any time.

On the Google Scholar page click on the My Citations icon on the top right. You need to have a Google Account to use My Citations. If you do not have one, you can easily set one up.