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).
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.
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.
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 EndNote, Mendeley 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. ReadImport and export works with BibTeXto 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?
This tutorial breifly shows you the ways to add publications to your ORCID profile.