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Distinguish Yourself with ORCID: What Next?

I got my ORCID ID. Now what?

Take a few minutes to add information that is important to distinguish you:

  • Add all other names you have published under, including abbreviations, middle initials, different surnames, and non-Latin character sets (more info).
  • Add all current and past email addresses. You'll need to set one as your primary for receiving infrequent system messages from ORCID, but associating multiple email addresses will allow you to log in with any of them, and prevent the creation of a duplicate account by yourself or your employer.
  • Add your Education and Employment information by clicking on the “Add Education Manually” button. Begin typing in the name of your institution, and you will be invited to select from a list. Be sure to select the top-level option (such as Massachusetts General Hospital, not Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute).
  • Use and display your ORCID ID in your CV or resume, web page, email signature, business cards and anywhere else you have a public profile. When including your identifier, be sure to use the full URL so that people know it is an ORCID iD and can easily navigate to your account page.

Add works to your ORCID record

While it's possible to add works yourself, it's recommended that you permit trusted organizations to add and update them for you - look for the green iD icon next time you submit a paper, book chapter, or book. When you provide your iD and grant permissions to a trusted organization to add data to your record, part of the expectation is that the organization you are connecting to will continuously update your record with information that it can validate and share. More about auto-updates.

There are three ways to add works to your ORCID record yourself:

  1. Add works by direct import from other systems, such as CrossRef or Scopus. 
  2. Import and export works via BibTeX.
  3. Add works manually.

How do I add my ORCID ID to papers on which I'm an author?

The corresponding author should contact the publisher regarding this at the time the manuscript is accepted for publication. Often, one can do this via the publisher's online submission system, but the exact steps will vary from publisher to publisher. As a coauthor, you may be invited to associate your ORCID ID to your manuscript via an automated e-mail from the journal publisher, so be sure to read all correspondence you receive regarding your submitted manuscript. 

Unfortunately, PubMed (and presumably other databases where ORCID IDs appear) does not have the resources to verify ownership and add ORCID IDs after citations are indexed. However, the publisher can add ORCID IDs to records and you can write to if the publisher needs help with the process.

How do I integrate my ORCID with other sites where my publications are listed?

Google Scholar 

Export your articles as a BibTeX file and import them into ORCID.

eRA Commons and SciENcv


There is no way to sync or export citations between ResearchGate and ORCID, we suggest adding your ORCID iD to your ResearchGate profile. To do so:

  1. Go to your Profile and click on the Info tab.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Add ORCID.
  3. Fill in your ORCID iD number and click Save.

My NCBI My Bibliography

There is no way to directly import items from "My Bibliography" into ORCID or sync between "My Bibliography" and ORCID, but you can import citations from My Bibliography into citation software and then use the citation software to create a BibTeX file that can be imported into ORCID. Ask a Librarian if you have questions about the process.