You can add works that were published before you created an ORCID to your ORCID record. If these publications have an identifier like DOI or PubMed ID, and you make them visible for everyone, the information can be used by other systems, like Web of Science or Altmetric Explorer.
There are several ways to add works:
The order of the steps below is an advice, based on our own experiences with adding works to ORCID records - we want to limit manual work as much as possible!
If you want to make changes to works imported via a Search & Link wizard or via an auto update, you can use the 'Make a copy and edit'.
Our advice is to start adding publications to your ORCID record from Scopus, because it’s relatively easy. Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature (journals and books).
Your ORCID iD will be visibile on your Scopus Author Profile page.
Please note: the import from Scopus to ORCID is one-off: when new publications are added to Scopus, your publication list in your ORCID record is not updated automatically. It can be useful to create an author alert in Scopus - then Scopus will send an e-mail when new articles are added. You can add these new publications via Crossref Metadata Search or by using the Scopus - Elsevier Search & Link wizard again.
Adding publications via Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) can be useful when you've published in medical journals. This wizard will recognize publications already added via Scopus, they will have a different color and the message 'This article has already been linked to your ORCID'. From our experience articles published in Dutch medical journals can be added easily in this way.
It's possible that some articles are twice in ORCID: if the identifiers used in Scopus don't match the identifiers used in Europe PubMed Central, ORCID can't 'see' they are the same. Look in your publication list in ORCID to find these duplicates: mark them and select Combine works in the Actions menu at the top of the list to merge these records.
Crossref (https://www.crossref.org/) provides persistent links (DOIs) for scholarly content. Their goal is to make research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess. Many publishers are member of Crossref, they submit their metadata to Crossref. With Crossref Metadata Search you can add publications to your ORCID:
If you use your ORCID iD when you publish an article, your ORCID iD will be part of the metadata from the start. You will receive a message from Crossref that they want to auto-update your ORCID record. If you agree with this, you will have to grant Crossref permission – this is a different source than Crossref Metadata Search.
To add publications in Web of Science to your ORCID record, you have to create a Web of Science Researcher Profile first (until August 18, 2022 this was Publons) and sync it with your ORCID record. This is especially useful for publications in Web of Science that don't have a DOI. Web of Sciences uses the Public API of ORCID to add the ORCID iD to publications with a DOI, so your ORCID iD will be shown in Web of Science for publications in your ORCID record with a DOI. Meeting abstracts and book reviews often don't have a DOI. Via the Web of Science Researcher Profile you can add them to your ORCID record.
The Web of Science Researcher Profile is also used by some publishers to give you credit for your peer review work. By syncing with your ORCID record, these activities can be added to your ORCID record.
To make the connection with ORCID:
With BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - you search metadata from institutional repositories all over the world, including RePub.
OpenAIRE, the European e-Infrastructure on open scholarly communication, is a service provider with 14 services covering a broad spectrum of open science for publishing, discovering, and monitoring research. In its core is the OpenAIRE Research Graph which interlinks publications, research data, and research software, with researchers, their organizations, funding agencies, and specific research communities.
You can use this wizard to import journal articles, datasets, software and other research outputs. OpenAIRE aggregates data from Crossref, RePEc, DOAJ, figshare, GitHub, funders, ORCID and many other sources. This data is cleaned and deduplicated.
It's possible you see a black ORCID ID icon next to an author name: this means that the ORCID iD was derived by OpenAIRE algorithms or harvested from 3rd party repositories. A green ORCID ID icon means that the data was harvested from the ORCID public data file.
To add datasets in the EUR Data Repository (EDR) to your ORCID record you have to take a couple of steps.
The figshare - ORCID integration has three configuration options. You can enable each option by changing OFF into ON.
Datasets added to the EDR before connecting to ORCID
Please note: records claimed like this will not appear in your DataCite Researcher Profile - there only records with the ORCID iD in the metadata of the record will appear. In future releases all your claims will appear in the DataCite Researcher Profile.
If you have a BibTeX file (.bib) with your publications (for example exported from a reference manager), you can upload that file:
If you use an export from your Google Scholar profile, you have to take extra steps:
Please note: the export from Google Scholar doesn't include identifiers like DOIs. ORCID uses them to group works in your record, and they are important for linking your ORCID iD to publications in databases like Web of Science.
You can also add publications manually to your ORCID record.
When you provide your ORCID iD when you submit an article, your ORCID iD becomes part of the metadata of that article. Many publishers provide this metadata to Crossref, an official DOI registration agency. You can grant Crossref permission to update your ORCID record automatically, when they find your ORCID iD in new metadata.
The first time Crossref will send you a notification via ORCID to ask for permission to auto-update your ORCID record as a trusted organization.
If you grant this permission, and Crossref finds your ORCID iD in the metadata, that article will be added to your ORCID record automatically. You get a notification that your ORCID record was amended, with information about the item that has been updated.
Some publishers also add ORCID iDs to the metadata of articles already published - they can do this when you have added these articles to your ORCID record and made them public. Crossref will also add these older articles to your ORCID record. This doesn't mean that the publication will be twice in your ORCID record: ORCID will automatically group these multiple versions together.
Please note: if you don't give permission to Crossref and you have deleted their notification from your ORCID inbox, Crossref's system will not re-request permissions for 6 months. There is no way to manually way to bypass it and give permission earlier.
Records added via a Search & Link Wizard or via an automatic update, can't be changed. Instead, you can use the 'make a copy and edit' option:
The records are merged. You can select the 'preferred source' - that is the default version of the work shown.