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How do I use ORCID?


Use ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) to associate a scholar with their scholarly works.

Manage ORCID accounts by associating the ORCID with proprietary identifiers (Ex: Scopus, ResearcherID, LinkedIn) and by keeping publication information (and other scholarly works information) up to date. Scholars and designated trusted individuals can manage accounts.

ORCID users benefit from efficient, cross-platform identification and disambiguation, improved discoverability, and an up-to-date scholarly record.

What is ORCID?

An ORCID is a persistent, unique identifier used to discover and disambiguate scholars' identities in key research workflows, including manuscript and grant submission.  

ORCID's service provides a unique digital identifier in a framework that supports automated linkages between an individual and their professional activities, ensuring that the scholar's work is recognized.

Welch Library recommends Johns Hopkins researchers obtain an ORCID.

Create an ORCID Account

Create an ORCID account using a Johns Hopkins link to ORCID:

Once signed in:

  1. Sign-in or create an account.
  2. Once signed in, update profile information, including educational history, work history and funding.

Add Works from Databases

Choose from several databases to link works from. We recommend Scopus, and will describe how to add works using Scopus as an example. 

  1. Once signed-in, go to Works --> Add Works. Select Search & Link.
  2. Start with Scopus to ORCID. Allow Scopus access to your ORCID.
  3. Select your name (Those with common names may have to find their exact match.), click Next. Chose a preferred profile name on the next page.
  4. Review the authored publications and uncheck any that don't belong to you. (Don't worry about publications that aren't included.)
  5. Review your profile in the next screen, then send your Author ID to ORCID. You will need to use your Johns Hopkins email address.
  6. Scopus will ask permission to send the publication list to ORCID. Click on "Send my publication list" button.
  7. Once back in your ORCID account, your works section should populate with publications imported from Scopus.  

Back at the point of choosing from several databases to link works from, we recommend Europe PubMed Central, and will describe how to add works using Europe Pubmed Central as an example. 

  1. Go back to Add works. Select Search & Link and choose Europe Pubmed Central. Allow Europe PubMed central to access your ORCID.
  2. View the list of publications that are presented.  Records highlighted in green are already in your ORCID account (Do not worry about them). Check boxes adjacent to all other publications that belong to you. Be sure to view all pages of prospective publications.
  3. Review your publications and click on Send to ORCID.

Clarivate ResearcherID (formerly Thompson-Reuters) and CrossRef Metadata Search are also popular ways to add works to ORCID.

Add Works Manually

If you have publications that are not yet added, select Add works and Add manually. This is how works that are not listed in databases are typically added. Conference abstracts and books are commonly added.

  • Once your ORCID is created, you can include it when you submit articles for publication. To use ORCID to update your NIH Biosketch, you can edit your Mini Profile in SciENcv and include your ORCID ID under Optional Information. If you have updated your education and employment sections in ORCID, it will automatically import those as well.