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Research Impact and Author Profiles

Before you start

Before you start consider the following:

  • Depending on the number of publications, you might want to consider one of the ORCID Works Search & Link wizards to populate and build your profile . If you have more than 20 publications, do not try to enter everything manually (see 1, below)
  • If you published in journals that are not normally indexed in the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) or Scopus, try searching CrossRef. You can review title of journals that are indexed by Web of Science and  Scopus. (see 2, below).
  • If you currently have an up-to-date ResearcherID, use it to populate your ORCID profile (see 3, below).
  • If you have an accurate and current Google Scholar profile, you might want to consider exporting the record via BibTex. Note: ORCID does not recommend relying on BibTeX. Using link wizards will reduce or eliminate data transposition errors, and also enable a reliable link between your ORCID iD and your works.
  • Any approach you take, ensure to add the DOIs.  This will allow for better reporting and data collection. 

Scholarly output (Articles, Conference Publications, Dataset, etc.)

1. Building ORCID profile & connecting ORCID iD using SCOPUS

Step 1. Log into ORCID and under Works, click on Add works

Step 2. Click on Search & link

Step 3. Scroll down until you locate Scopus to ORCID

Step 4. You will be directed to the Scopus Author Feedback wizard, where you must select your profile(s) and verify all your publications in Scopus.  Once there, you can link your Scopus Author Identifier and publications to your ORCID ID. 
Note: this process will also alert Scopus as to whether you have multiple Scopus Author Identifiers that need to be merged or whether your profile requires any correction.
Profiles may not be synchronous until the next system refresh,  typically every two weeks.
Alternatively, you can Search for an author profile in Scopus, select the profile and click on Add to ORCID. You must still verify and submit the profile. 
Advantages  Since Scopus Author ID is generated automatically when the citations are added to Scopus, it is very likely that all researchers have one Scopus Author ID. This eliminates the need to start your profile from scratch. 

Since Scopus Author ID is generated automatically, you must verify the accuracy of data and alert Scopus if corrections are needed. 


2. Building ORCID profile & connecting ORCID iD using CrossRef

Advantages  CrossRef is a very reliable source. You can also search for a known item by DOI.
Disadvantages  It usually works best for searching known items. It you are a prolific author with many publications, it might take a long time to locate all your articles by author searching. 


3. Building ORCID profile & connecting ORCID iD using ResearcherID

Advantages  If your ResearcherID is already set up, it is very easy to syn the two profiles. 
Disadvantages  Only articles that are indexed in Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics can be included in ResearcherID. 

Grant & funding information

Step 1. Log into ORCID and under Works, click on Add works
Step 2. Click on Search & link
Step 3. Scroll down until you locate ÜberWizard
Step 4: you will be directed to ÜberWizard where you can search for grants by researcher's name or grant title 
Note: Grants which do NOT appear on ÜberWizard, should be added manually. 

Patent documents

Step 1: Log into Lens using your ORCID iD.

Step 2: As an ORCID iD holders you can search the Lens and associate patent inventorship.

Step 3: Find the Inventors section in the document. Assign the patent document to yourself simply by hovering the mouse over your name. You will be asked "Is this you?" Click on Record Inventorship (see below or an example here).

Step 4: Under Work Area> Inventorship tab, you can synchronize your Lens inventorship records with your ORCID record.

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