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

This section introduces how to integrate your ORCID with your ResearcherID. ResearcherID, which has been migrated to Publons in 2019, is the author identifier used in Web of Science. Unlike Scopus where the ID is automatically assigned, you need to register a Publons Profile and add publications on the profile yourself.

The integration between ORCID and ResearcherID can be done by either:

A good practice to managing author profiles is to first enrich ORCID with publications in Scopus, and then add publications from ORCID to ResearcherID (Option 1). This saves your efforts in manually add in the publications from Web of Science to ResearcherID via Publons. 

Notes:
Not everyone needs a ResearcherID
 - you may register one if Web of Science is a more recognized database in your research community. 

Steps to Exchange Works between ResearcherID and ORCID

Step 1. Login to your ResearcherID on Publons

  • Visit Publons and login via Login To ResearcherID On Publons. If you didn't register an account before, click on Join Publons Now to create one. ​Click "Forgot Password" to retrieve your password if needed.

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Step 2. Connect your ORCID to ResearcherID

  • Click on Account from the sidebar on Publons, and then click on the Connect button for ORCID. Click on Authorize after you login ORCID.

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Step 3. Sync your publications from ORCID

  • Click on Publications from the sidebar, and then click on Import Publications. You can then find a button of Sync My publication from OCRID under Sync with ORCID.
  • You should then able to see your publications added from ORCID on the Publication page on Publons after clicking the Sync My publication from OCRID button.

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Step 4. Export ResearcherID to ORCID

  • You can export your ResearcherID to the "Other ID" section of your ORCID by clicking on Permissions from the sidebar, then click on Grant Publons Permission to update your ORCID record. You should then able to find your ResearcherID in ORCID under "Other ID" after Authorize Publon to access your ORCID record.
  • We also suggest you check the box of Keep my publication list up to date with my ORCID record so that any future change you made to your publication record on ORCID will be reflected on your Publons profile.

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Step 1. Login to your ResearcherID on Publons

  • Visit Publons and login via Login To ResearcherID On Publons. If you didn't register an account before, click on Join Publons Now to create one. ​Click "Forgot Password" to retrieve your password if needed.

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Step 2. Connect your ORCID to ResearcherID

  • Click on Account from the sidebar in Publons, and then click on the Connect button for ORCID. Click on Authorize after you login ORCID.

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Step 3. Grant permission to allow Publons adding publications to your ORCID

  • Click on Permissions from the sidebar, and then click on Grant Publons Permission To Update Your ORCID Works. Then Authorize the process.
  • Click on Export Publications to ORCID Now
  • We also suggest you check the box of Keep my ORCID publication list up to date with my Publons account so that any future change you made to your publication record on Publons will be reflected in your ORCID.
  • It will show "Source: Publons" on the publications you added from Publons to your ORCID.

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Notes:
You cannot export the publications originally imported from ORCID.


Step 4. Export ResearcherID to ORCID

  • You can export your ResearcherID to the "Other ID" section of your ORCID by clicking on Permissions from the sidebar, then click on Grant Publons Permission to update your ORCID record.
  • You should able to find your ResearcherID in ORCID under "Other ID" after Authorize Publon to access your ORCID record.

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Notes about Publons

  • Publications that are not indexed in Web of Science can also be added to Publons via uploading of RIS, CSV or BIBTEX file and then imported into ORCID. 
  • ORCID platform will not display citation count of works. Nevertheless, it lets you seamlessly link to your profiles in Publons, hence allowing you to quickly obtain citation numbers for your publications. 

There are two ways to do so:

(1) Click the URL of the work which has been added to your ORCID profile. Given that the works are indexed by Web of Science, it will bring you to the database page and you will see the number of times cited of your works.

(2) When you completed Step 4 above, you will find your ResearcherID (with hyperlink) is displayed on your ORCID. By clicking the ResearcherID, you will be brought to the author profile page and you can find the author citation metrics.

  • Publications on Publons that are not indexed in Web of Science will not have citation counts.