Add Your Works

There are several ways you can add your works, whether journal articles, book chapters, books, conference proceedings, datasets, etc., to your ORCID profile:

  1. Import with the Search & Link function (recommended)
  2. Import a BibTex file
  3. Add individual citations manually
  4. Setup auto-updates

Search & Link Function

The Search & Link function is the recommended way to add works to your ORCID profile.

Search & Link connects to several research databases and automatically imports your publications to your profile.

The list of compatible databases that may be most useful for HGSE researchers include:

  • Scopus: journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters and any materials linked to a Scopus Author ID
  • CrossRef Metadata Search: journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters
  • DataCite: research datasets and images

ORCID provides detailed instructions, a list of compatible databases, and a helpful video on how to import works from other systems using Search & Link. 

BibTex Import

If you have your works in Google Scholar or certain citation management tools, like Zotero and EndNote, you can transfer your citations to ORCID by importing a BibTeX file:

Manual Additions

If you have a work that cannot be located using the Search & Link function, but has a digital identifier, like a DOI, you can individually add the work to your ORCID profile using the identifier and certain information about your work will be auto-populated to your profile. ORCID provides detailed instructions on how to add works using an identifier and how to edit the auto-populated information generated by the DOI.

If your work does not have a digital identifier or if any of the importing options are not feasible, you can manually add the full citation to your profile.


ORCID offers integrations with a few third-party systems and provides detailed instructions on how to setup auto-updates for Web of Science, DataCite, and CrossRef.

Each third-party system collects and shares information about you in different ways so you will need to grant, revoke, or disable auto-updates for each individually. ORCID has many resources concerning your rights as a user if you have any questions regarding privacy of your data.