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A guide to understanding what is an ORCID, why researchers should be interested and how to obtain one of these unique identifiers.

Adding Publications

There are two ways to add publications to an ORCID iD profile : 

  1. Via an identifier number (DOI, PubMed ID or ArXIv ID) and via manual entry
  2. Linking to other databases

Adding Publications via a DOI

Add publications to your ORCID iD profile with an identifier such as a DOI, PubMed ID or ArXIv ID. 

  1. Click on Add Works

adding works icon

  1. Choose ID type (DOI, PubMed ID or ArXIv ID) & Enter identifier number

screenshot using DOI to add a work

  1. Verify populated information and then click on Add to list. 

screenshot adding a work

screenshot filling in metadata in orcid


Scopus and ORCID iD - How to Video

In the video below, you will learn how to add your publications to ORCID via the Scopus database. 


Import Records with the Search & Link Wizard

In the video below, you will learn a few different ways to automatically population your ORCID iD publication list with the Search and Link Wizard. 

Some of the places you can link from include:

  • Crossref: Import your publications from CrossRef’s authoritative, publisher-supplied metadata on over 70 million scholarly journal and conference proceeding articles and books and book chapters.
  • Web of Science: Create profile at ORCID, then use the wizard at ResearcherID (under "Researcher Profile > Exchange Data With ORCID").
  • Scopus: Create a profile at ORCID, then go use this link to reconcile your various Scopus publications
  • Google Scholar: Export as BibTEX, import in ORCID profile. University of Iowa offers a guide on how to export works from Google Scholar.  For instructions regarding importing, visit the ORCID knowledgebase.
  • EndNote: Export as txt-file with BibteX style.
  • Mendeley: Go to your personal Mendeley profile page and click "Create or Connect your ORCID iD".

Adapted from Ryerson University Library's ORCID Guide


Obtain help with ORCID iD from: 

Your Liaison Librarian

The Librarian for Scholarly Communication


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