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ORCID @ Rowan

This guide explains how and why to create and populate an ORCID record as researchers at Rowan University.

How can I quickly populate my ORCID record with my publications?

ORCID provides several easy ways to populate your publication list. To get started, select Add from the menu on the right end of the Works line in your ORCID account homepage.

  • To add publications individually, use the option for DOI or PubMed ID and then search for your work using one of those identifiers. 
  • To add multiple works at once, select "Search and link" and use one of the search and link wizards described in the boxes below.

Here's how the menu option looks: 

ORCID Add menu

Manually adding Scholarly Works

If a scholarly work you created is not appearing in one of the above tools, consider adding it manually.

Orcid allows displaying all types of scholarly activity, not just journal articles.  Researchers can feature patents, conference presentations/posters, datasets, magazine or newspaper articles, trademarks, lectures, physical objects, music performances, or even technical standards or policies.



Importing your citations using Bibtex (Useful for Google Scholar Profiles)

Using the BibTeX import tool, you can import your research works from systems that have not yet built a connection with ORCID.   Some examples include Google Scholar or even citation management software such as EndNote or RefWorks.

If you have a Google Scholar profile with your most updated list of publications, you can export your works in BibTeX file from Google Scholar and import them into ORCID. Read "Export your publication data from Google Scholar" or refer to the video below to learn more.   

However, if you have already had publications in ORCID that were imported from other sources, such as Scopus or ResearcherID, avoid exporting all your works in Google Scholar as this may lead to duplication of records. This is because records in Google Scholar usually do not have DOIs and ORCID mainly uses DOI to de-duplicate publication records when publication information is added. Try to selectively import publications from Google Scholar only for those works not covered by other sources.

image of a google scholar profile page with export options expanded

Search and link using Scopus

For researchers in science and engineering fields, the Elsevier Scopus search and link wizard is your best bet for importing your publication list into your ORCID account. It works best if you have a ScopusID - if not, it is easy enough to create one. 

Select "Search and link" from the Add menu as pictured above, then scroll down ORCID's list of participating sources to Scopus. 

Selecting the Scopus link will take you into the Scopus ORCID matching tool, which has six steps. But first, you need to authorize Scopus to access your ORCID record.

Authorize Scopus to access ORCID


Step 1 is to select your correct Scopus profile from a list of potentially more than one possible profiles with your name.

Select Scopus profile

Step 2 is selecting your profile name, and Step 3 is reviewing your publications:

Review publications

Step 4 is reviewing and confirming the profile is correct, in preparation for Step 5, sending your Scopus AuthorID to ORCID

Send Scopus AuthorID to ORCID

The final step is sending your publication list to ORCID, which you simply have to give permission for Scopus to do. While it may seem like a lot of steps, it saves you a lot of time compared to adding each publication to ORCID individually. 

At this point you can return to your ORCID record and all your publications (that Scopus is aware of) should be there. If necessary you can add any individual publications that Scopus missed, using the Add by DOI or Add by PubMed ID menu options in ORCID.

Search and link using MLA International Bibliography

For researchers in the humanities, the search and link wizard for MLA International Bibliography may be more likely to find your research than a science oriented search tool like Scopus. Note that this search only found Dr. Klapper's journal articles, not the books she has published. Authors may have to enter their book information manually.

MLA link wizard search result Melissa Klapper

How do I add a newly published work to my ORCID publication list automatically?

ORCID allows account owners to grant access to Trusted Organizations. Once you authorize them, they will automatically add your new publications to your ORCID account without you having to do anything. 

Trusted Organizations in

Add Grants, External Funding, and Patent Information.

External funding can either be added manually or potentially can be identified and imported using the DimensionsWizard search and link wizard under the funding tab.


Patents can be added manually to the works section of your ORCID profile or potentially can be identified and imported using The

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​Go to

Log in using your ORCID ID (requires an email verification step)

Search for your patents (e.g. specifying 'issued' and your name)

Click the little "V" button to expand the record shown, and scroll down to your name

Click your name and choose "Record Inventorship"