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Manage Your Research Identity: How to add publications to an ORCID profile?

There are numerous ways of populating the work section on your ORCID profile. Go to Works section and click on '+ Add'.

You can add your publications by searching & linking (e.g. to CrossRef or Scopus); by adding DOI or PubMed ID; by adding BibTex; or manually.


1st methodSearch & Link

The recommended way to add "traditional" research outputs such as peer-reviewed journal articles to your record is via 'Search & link', as this tool directly connects to some organizations and databases and ensures accuracy of record data. 

  • Select ‘Search & link’ to bring up a list of author ID sources.

  • Next, scroll through the list and select an organization/database you wish to connect to e.g. Scopus - Elsevier.

  • Select 'Authorize' and choose your profile - follow the steps to identify relevant publications to connect your ORCID with Scopus (see the video below).

Source: Scopus. (2017, October 4). Use the search & link wizard to import works [Video]. Vimeo.


2nd method: Add BibTex

Add BibTeX

For databases or platforms that don't have a direct connection with ORCID (e.g. LibrarySearch, Google Scholar or EndNote), you can import citations in the form of BibTeX (.bib) files - more detail can be found on the ORCID website. 

Note: It's recommended that the Search & link import function is used wherever possible, as there have been some inconsistencies when trying to import BibTeX (.bib) files. 

To import a BibTeX file (.bib):

  • Select Add BibTeX to import a list of publications using a BibTeX file (.bib).

  • Next, select Choose BibTeX file to import and then select the BibTeX (.bib) file you want to import.

  • You will see any publications in a list. Select save (click the disk icon) next to the desired publication to add the work individually, or choose the Save all button to add all of the publications at once.

  • The publications will then appear listed under the Works section of your record, and you will be listed as the source.


3rd methodAdd manually


This method is suitable for adding research outputs not listed in the main databases connected to ORCID.

To add manually:

  • Complete all required fields. This includes Select a work categoryWork type, and Title.

Screencapture showing the Works dialog box and Work details section, including the select work category, work type, and title fields.

  • Descriptions for all fields can be found from the ORCID website.

  • Apart from the work category and title of the work, it is highly recommended to also complete the work identifiers, e.g. DOI for journal articles, or ISBN for books. If an identifier is not available, fill in a URL.

  • A quick method for adding the citation can be to copy and paste from a CV or list of your works.

After completing the form, click Save changes to submit.

Source: RMIT University. (2022, March 10). Researcher Profiles and ORCID iDs.