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ORCID: Other ways to add works to your ORCID profile


After you have registered for an ORCID iD, the next step is to add works and publications to your profile so that you can reap the benefits that your ORCID iD brings.

Sometimes you may find that some publications can not be imported from Scopus, ResearcherID or other systems available in ORCID. In this case, you may add them manually or by importing a BibTeX file (.bib).

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Other Ways to Add Works to ORCID Profile

CrossRef is an official DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Registration Agency. The CrossRef Metadata Search via ORCID platform allows you to search the metadata of millions of journal articles, books, etc, by title or DOI, and add works to ORCID profile. DOI is the unique ID assigned to a piece of published work, so it will be more accurate to retrieve an article by searching its DOI.

If you have some publications that cannot be retrieved from Scopus or Web of Science (ResearcherID), you may try CrossRef before do it manually. 

► Step 1. Login to your ORCID

Under Works, click “+ Add Works” and then “Search & link"

► Step 2. Choose "CrossRef Metadata Search"

► Step 3. Authorize CrossRef to access your ORCID record

Check if it is your ORCID account. If not, click "Not You" to log in.

► Step 4. Search for the works and add to ORCID

Search by DOI or title to locate the article. Then, select the work you wish to add and click on "Add to ORCID".

► Step 5. New work has been added

The source will be shown as "CrossRef Metadata Search".

Note that the data added via CrossRef may NOT as complete as those imported from Scopus or ResearcherID. See comparison below. The difference is highlighted.

► Step 1. Login to your ORCID

  • Under Works, click “+ Add Works” and then “+ Add manually"

► Step 2. Fill in the required information

After completing the form, click "Add to list" to submit.

Note that ORCID allows adding many different types of works. Select "Conference" from Work category if you wish to add a conference paper, or select "Intellectual Property" if you wish to add a Patent. The name of fields varies along with the change of work type. 

► Step 3. New work has been added

Since the work is manually added by you, your name is known as the Source of the work.

To edit the manually added records, click Edit (pencil icon) to modify the information.

For more details
, visit Manually add works to your ORCID record.

ORCID allows you to import records from BibTeX files (.bib). BibTeX is a platform-independent, plain-text format used for bibliographic citations in LaTeX document. It can be exported from Google Scholar and citation management tools such as EndNoteMendeley and Zotero

If you have a Google Scholar profile with the most updated list of publications, you can export your works in BibTeX file from Google Scholar and import them into ORCID. Read Import and export works with BibTeX to learn more. 

If you have already had publications in ORCID that are imported from other sources, such as Scopus or ResearcherID, avoid exporting all your works in Google Scholar as this may lead to duplication of records. This is because records in Google Scholar usually do not have DOIs and ORCID mainly uses DOI to de-duplicate publication records every time publication information is added. Try to selectively import publications from Google Scholar only for those are not covered by other sources.


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How to add publications to your ORCID profile?

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