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Managing your Research profile: How to create your Researcher Profile

Managing your Research profile


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and supports automated linkages between you and your research activities.

Once registered, you can import the papers from your Web of Science ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID. 

To do this:

1.  Login to your ORCID record.
2.  Click on "Import Research Activities".
3.  Follow the on screen prompts to send your papers to ORCID.

You can also search for and add papers manually.  To do this:

1.  Login to your ORCID record.
2.  Click "Update" under the Works section of your profile (see below).
3.  Review the search results or enter information manually to add papers to your profile.

Using your ORCID ID:

Include your ID on web pages and manuscript submissions.

To be useful, the ID must be actionable.  ORCID recommends that ID's be displayed as a URI with hyphens between every 4th digit, as such:

Google Scholar Citation Profile

Creating a Google Scholar Citation profile will make sure that Google Scholar will easily and accurately group all the citations of your publications into one pool.   A profile generally lists your name, chosen keywords of research interest, generated citation metrics, and citations (including links to citing articles). 

In order to create a Google Scholar Citation profile, you need a Google Account.   Once the profile is set up, it will automatically update. 

For more information see the Google Scholar Citations help page.

How to create the profile?

1. Sign to your Google account, or create one if you don't have one.
2. After you sign in, the Citations sign up form will ask you to confirm the spelling of your name, to enter your affiliation, etc.
3. On the next page, you will see a list of articles. Add the articles that are yours.
4. Once you're done with adding articles, it will ask you what to do when the article data changes in Google Scholar. You can either have the updates applied to your profile automatically or you can choose to review them beforehand.
5.Finally, you will see your profile.Once you are satisfied with the results, make your profile public.

ResearcherID (Web of Science)

By using the MyResearcherID feature in Web of Science (Web of Knowledge), researchers are assigned an individual ID number that stays with them, regardless on institutional affiliation, thus allowing their research to be more easily tracked.

Once your MyResearcherID is created, your publications listed in the Web of Science database are added to your profile - thus ensuring accuracy in tracking your publication history and making it faster to track how your work is cited. 

Publications can be added to ResearcherID from Web of Knowledge by selecting the “I Wrote These Publications” button.

How to export Web of Science publications into ORCID?

  • Login or register for ResearcherID
  • Click on ResearcherID
  • Select the appropriate action: To associate your ORCID with your ResearcherID account
  • Click Continue
  • Login to ORCID
  • Click Authorise for the data exchange between the two systems. This will return you to ResearcherID
  • Decide “What data would you like to exchange between ResearcherID and ORCID?” e.g. Profile ID, Send ResearcherID publications into my ORCID account, or Retrieve ORCID publications into my ResearcherID account
  • Select: Send ResearcherID publications to my ORCID account.
  • Click Send. This will send 100 publications at a time.
  • Grants & patents are not at the moment accepted by ORCID
  • Delete duplicates
  • ORCID does not track citations. Times Cited will not display in ORCID.


Scopus Author ID

Scopus Author Identifier distinguishes between similar names by assigning each author in Scopus a unique number and grouping together all of the documents written by that author.

For more information see Scopus Author Identifier. 

How to import Scopus publications into ORCID?

  • Login to your ORCID record. 
  • Click on "Import Research Activities" and then "Scopus to ORCID".
  • Follow the on screen prompts to send your Scopus ID and papers to ORCID.
  • Click  Authorise
  • Select your Scopus profiles

At Scopus, it is easy for researchers to freely import their research papers to ORCID through a direct link on the author detail page, shown as follows:


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