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.
For publications that are not indexed in Scopus or Web of Science, you may also manually add in the publications using the following ways:
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. As DOI is the unique ID assigned to a piece of published work, 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.
If you have some publications that cannot be retrieved from Scopus or Web of Science, try first before adding them manually.
Under Works, click on + Add Works and then + Add manually.
ORCID allows adding 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.
Apart from the title of the work, it is highly recommended to also fill in the identifier of the work, e.g. DOI for journal articles, or ISBN for books. If an identifier is not available, fill in a URL. These will help people locate your works. After completing the form, click Add to list to submit.
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. Read Export your publication data from Google Scholar or refer to the video below 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.