This page intends to provide basic information on ORCID iDs. It also provides basic guidance on registering for ORCID iDs and how to link them to institutions.
are ORCID iDs?
should I use ORCID iDs?
to get the full benefit of using ORCID iDs
How to create the profile?
1. Sign in to your Google account, or create one if you don't have one.
2. After you signed in, the Citations sign-up form will ask you to confirm the spelling of your name, to enter your affiliation, etc.
3. On the next page, you will see a list of articles. Add the articles that are yours.
4. Once you're done with adding articles, it will ask you what to do when the article data changes in Google Scholar. You can either have the updates applied to your profile automatically or you can choose to review them beforehand.
5.Finally, you will see your profile. Once you are satisfied with the results, make your profile public.
For more information see the Google Scholar Citations help page.
In the context of research, unique author identifiers are one way to solve the problem of author ambiguity. Being able to consistently and accurately identify the author of a piece of research is valuable for researchers (because it means you can quickly find other work by the same author and ensure your own work is linked to you) and for administrators and librarians (because it’s vital to be able to manage and report on the research your institution has produced). (Source)
Several unique author identifiers have been developed to address this issue in recent years, but the three main ones are:
Find out why is important as a researcher to have unique author identifiers and how to create them
Update your personal information
Click on the Account settings tab at the top of the screen to edit your settings, e.g. add or alter your e-mail address, change password, etc.
In My ORCID record you can update your personal information, add education and employment information.
Add your publications
There are four ways to add works to your ORCID record yourself:
Add works by direct import from other systems to import links to your publications and other works to your ORCID record from other databases. This is the recommended process because it reduces or eliminates errors, and enables a reliable connection between your ORCID iD and your works
Auto-update of records
It is possible to allow publishers and databases such as Crossref or DataCite to use your ORCID information and to update automatically. For example: If you allow Crossref to update your ORCID record it will from then on automatically add your new publications to your ORCID record.
Researchers need to do two things: (1) use your ORCID iD when submitting a paper or dataset, and (2) authorize Crossref and DataCite to update your ORCID record. Please read more about this very useful function here:
To import your publications from your Google Scholar Citation Profile, you will need to first export the publications list from Google Scholar in BibTeX format.
From your Google Scholar Citation profile page, select all your publications, then click Export to a BibTeX file. Once this is saved, login to your ORCID profile and under Works, select Add Works > Import BibTeX, and follow the instructions.
Author Identifiers (or Researcher Identifiers) give you the means to unambiguously connect your name(s) with your work throughout your career. Your work may include your papers, datasets, biographical information etc. It is important because:
- it provides a means to distinguish you from other authors with the same or similar names
- it links all your work even if you have used different names during your career
- it helps others to find your research output easily (i.e. funders, other researchers, etc.)
- it ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you.