ORCID : Professional ID

Trusted Organizations and Individuals

NOTE: Adding editors to you ORCID account is easy.  Check the tab on Trusted Organizations and Individuals for more information.

Adding your works

In your ORCID record, you have five options to add your works "Search & link," "Add DOI," "Add PubMed ID," "Import BibTeX," and "Add manually":

Works screen with Add menu visible

1. Search & link

This  method allows you to add works by directly importing links to your publications and other works to your ORCID record from other database systems. This is the recommended practice as it reduces or eliminates errors, allows for the addition of contributor information with works, and enables a reliable connection between your ORCID iD and your works.

Select your preferred tool to start. If you are not sure which tool to select, we recommend that you try  CrossRef and Scopus; both of these sources cover journals from a broad range of disciplines and are likely to cover many of the journals in which you publish.

List of Searchable Databases to link to your record

ORCID will ask you to authorize the chosen tool to access to your ORCID record. Follow the instructions on the website of your chosen tool to identify your works. After you finish, your works will be sent to your ORCID record automatically.‚Äč ORCID allows you to try one or several of the "Search & link" tools sequentially.

You may also automate this process by selecting the citation sources as trusted organizations.


2. Add works using an identifier

You can now add a work to your ORCID record using any of the following identifiers: DOI (Crossref, DataCite, and mEDRA) or PubMed ID, by clicking Add works, then  Add DOI, or Add PubMed ID. This can be a helpful option; however, the ORCID registry strongly recommends that you use the works Search & link wizard to import works to enhance error reduction, completeness, and reliability.


3. Import BibTex

If you choose to import your works from a citation management tool, please make sure to export your works from the reference management software in BibTex format. BibTex is supported by most citation management software, including EndNote, Mendeley,  Zotero, and Google.

BibTeX import can be a helpful option; however, the ORCID registry strongly recommends that you use the works Search & link wizard to import works, rather than relying on BibTex file import due to the error reduction, completeness, and reliability that the Search & link method provides.

How to import your works to ORCID from your preferred reference management tools:

  • Export your works in BibTex format from your preferred reference management tool and save it on your computer
  • Log into your ORCID record and import the saved BibTex file by choosing the "Import BibTex" option
  • If you have questions see ORCID Support information in the link below.


4. Add manually


It is best practice to use the Search & link wizard method to enable authorized ORCID partner organizations like Scopus, CrossRef, DataCite and others to add your works to your ORCID record whenever possible so that the information is accurate, validated and complete. If there are cases where you need to add works to your ORCID record manually, choose the "Add manually" option and follow the instructions on the ORCID webpage.

Editing your Citations

You may edit citations that you have manually added to your worklist.  The ORCID register does not allow editing of  citations that were downloaded from the database tools found under Search and list or Trusted Repositories.  Items that may be edited are indicated with a pencil or with a divergent arrow icon in cases where two or more different citations were combined.

Sample worklist results