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ORCID: Steps to add works from Scopus to ORCID

What is ORCID and how it helps in managing your research activities throughout your career?

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

An easy way to do this is to integrate your ORCID with your Scopus Author ID. With just a few steps, all your publications indexed in Scopus will be added to your ORCID profile. The integration between ORCID and Scopus can be done at either interface:

  • Option 1 - from Scopus using "Add to ORCID"  (recommended, especially when you know your Scopus ID)
  • Option 2 - from ORCID using  "Search & Link"​


Scopus Author ID is automatically assigned to you when you have published a work covered in Scopus. You may have more than one ID in Scopus if you have published under variant names and affiliations. It is always a good practice to merge your multiple Scopus IDs and keep all your works listed under one unique ID. This ensures that your total citation counts and h-index in Scopus are accurate. 

By following the steps below, your multiple Author IDs in Scopus can be merged along with the integration process. You may also request a merge separately by using the Scopus Author Feedback form. Refer to this page for details.

You can only add publications from Scopus to ORCID, not the other way around.

Steps to Add Works from Scopus to ORCID

Step 1. Go to Scopus 
Step 2. Go to Scopus Author Profile

  1. Conduct an Author Search (if you do not know your Scopus ID), or
  2. Search by Scopus ID under Advanced Search (if you have known your Scopus ID)
  3. Click on "Add to ORCID" and proceed

Step 3. Sign into ORCID
Step 4. Add publications from Scopus to ORCID

Step 1. Go to Scopus


Step 2. Go to Scopus Author Profile

a) Conduct an Author Search (if you do not know your Scopus ID; Go to b) directly if you know your Scopus ID)

  • Click the tab "Author Search" and fill in your last name, first name (or initials). Do not include Affiliation information (e.g. Hong Kong Polytechnic University) if you have published with multiple affiliations.


  • Click on your name to access your Scopus author profile 
    (If you find more than one IDs/profiles, you may either request a merge here (select profiles and "Request to merge authors"), or do this during the process of ORCID-Scopus integration later.)

b) If you have known your Scopus ID, you can access your author profile by searching your Scopus ID under "Advanced Search".

  • Choose from the pre-defined field codes​ on the page, or simply key in "AU-ID(#YOUR SCOPUS ID)" and search.


  • The result page lists all your publications under your Scopus ID. Click on your name (from any publication) to access your author profile.

c) Click on "Add to ORCID" and proceed


Step 3. Sign into ORCID

  • If you have registered an ORCID account, click "Sign into ORCID" to log in to your existing account. Click "Authorize" to allow Scopus to add publications to your ORCID profile. 

  • If you haven't got an ORCID account, refer to this page ORCID Registration to register a new one.


Step 4. Add publications from Scopus to ORCID

Go through a few steps here to complete the integration process. After this, your publications will be sent from Scopus to your ORCID profile. If you select multiple profiles or add in missing publications during the process, your Scopus ID and the associated publications will be updated as well - but the change will take 2-4 weeks to be reflected in Scopus.

  1. Select profile
    • Select the profile(s) that contain publications authored by you and click "Start". If you do not see any profiles that pertain to you, please leave the profiles unchecked and click "Start".
  2. Select the preferred profile name
    • Select a preferred name from the pull-down menu. It is good to select the name you use in your publications.
  3. Review your authored publications
    • Review the list of publications and click "X" to remove those that do not belong to you. Click "Search for missing documents" to search for publications that are not on the list. Search by title will give more accurate results.
  4. Review the Scopus profile
    • Double check if all your publications are included in your profile. If not, click "Back" and search again.
    • If you selected publications and names which are different from your Scopus author profile, you will be asked if you would also like to update your Scopus profile. Click "Yes, update my Scopus author profile" if you wish to update your Scopus profile at the same time.
  5. Send the Scopus ID to ORCID
    • Enter your email address twice and click "Send Author ID"; after this, your Scopus ID will be displayed in your ORCID profile.
  6. Send publication list to ORCID
    • Click "Send my publication list" to add your publications to ORCID; after this, your publications in Scopus will be added to your ORCID profile.

Finally, "return to ORCID" to see the publications added to your ORCID. 


Return to your ORCID: publications have been added, with source "Scopus to ORCID".


To further edit the publication information in your ORCID profile, click "Make a copy and edit" button and make changes. Note that the original imported record cannot be edited in ORCID. 

Step 1. Login to your ORCID
Step 2. Choose "Scopus to ORCID"
Step 3. Search your works indexed in Scopus
Step 4. Select your Scopus profile
Step 5. Add publications to ORCID - refer to Step 4 of Option 1 - from Scopus "Add to ORCID"

Step 1. Login to your ORCID

  • If you have registered an ORCID account, log in with your email or ORCID iD at
    Click "Forgotten your password" to retrieve your password if needed.

  • If you haven't got an ORCID account, refer to this page ORCID Registration to register a new one.

Step 2. Choose "Scopus to ORCID"

  • Under Works, click “+ Add Works” and then “Search & link"
  • Choose "Scopus to ORCID" from the list

Step 3. Search your works indexed in Scopus

  • Enter your last name and first name or initials to search for the works 
    You may add affiliation (e.g. Hong Kong Polytechnic University) to narrow the search or add name variant to broaden the search (to find multiple profiles if any).

Step 4. Select your Scopus profile

  • Author profiles that match your name will be displayed. Select the one or more profiles that belong to you.

Step 5. Add publications to ORCID 

  • Refer to Step 4 of Option 1 - from Scopus "Add to ORCID".
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