Add Works to ORCID
There are a number of ways to enter works into ORCID:
Allow Trusted Organizations To Do It for You
Trusted organizations' systems can interact with your ORCID record, adding works to it so that you don't have to. When you connect your ORCID ID to another system, such as a publisher's system, they may ask your permission to update your ORCID record. If you allow them permission, they become a trusted organization that can update your record.You can revoke trusted organizations permissions anytime in the trusted Organizations section of your account settings by clicking the trash can next to the organization that you want to remove.
Have Someone Else Do It for You
First, if the person who will manage your ORCID for you doesn't have an ORCID, have them create one. Then go to "Account Settings," then "Trusted Individuals." In the search box, enter the name, email, or ORCID ID of the person who you want to manage your account, then click "Search." You can have more than one trusted individual.
Search and Link (Direct Import from other Systems)
This is the best way to add your works to ORCID yourself. It's an easy way to import your works en masse, avoiding typos.
- BASE is the best place to start. It will find most publications (includes works published by: ACM, ACS, ASCB, AMS, APA, APS, ASME, Brill, DeGruyter, EDP, EGU, Elsevier, Frontiers, Hindawi, IEEE, IOP, Jove, Mary Ann Liepert, MDPI, National Academy of Sciences, OSA, Oxford University Press, Springer, Springer Nature, PLoS, The Royal Astornomical Society, Sage, SPIE, Springer, Wiley)
- CrossRef Metadata Search will also find many publications.
- MLA International Bibliography (MLA ORCID video: https://vimeo.com/185536332) will find works in modern languages and literature
Supported platforms are:
- Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB)
- Europe PubMed Central
- Japan Link Center (JaLC)
- Research Data Australia
- Scopus Author ID
First, go to "Add Works" and select the platform you want to import records from. When prompted, grant access to the organization. You'll be taken to their website to select the records that you want to import.
Import a Bibtex File
If a system isn't yet built into the ORCID Search and Link tool, you can import a bibtex file into ORCID.
To get a bibtex file from Google Scholar
Go to Google Scholar Settings and select bibtex as your preferred citation format in the "Bibliography Manager" section. Once you've saved your settings, there will be an import link on each search result. Click on the link for the result you would like to save. A window opens with the bibtex for your work. Copy and paste it into your Word document, Repeat for all of the works that you want to import from Google Scholar, pasting each below the last. When you have the bibtex for all the works you want in your Word file, save it as a plain text file with the .txt extension.
Need Help getting a bibtex file from other systems?
Contact Digital Scholarship Service Librarian, Michelle Flinchbaugh, email@example.com..
Once you have a bibtex file:
In the works section, select "Add Works," then select "Import Bibtex."
Click "Choose File" and then select the bibtex file (.bib) that you want to import.
The publications in your file will appear in a list. Next to each work, you can click the disk icon to add the work, or the trash can to delete the work. Alternatively, you can "save all" to add all of your works at once.
You can add works using a Crossref, DataCite, or mEDRA DOIs, and also by using an ArXiv or PubMed IDs.
Click "Add works," then select the kind of ID that you're using.
A box will appear for entering the ID.
When you click "Retrieve Work Details," the add works form will be populate with the work's data.
You should check the data for an errors or omissions and correct as needed.
Click "Add to list."
Click "Add Work", then "Add Manually".
Complete the ID field and as many other fields as possible.