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Researcher Profiles: ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, Google Scholar Citation

ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, Google Scholar Citation


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

How to get an ORCID: register for an ORCID

  • Go directly to ORCID and fill in your details.  You will only use the password once. 
  • We suggest that you set the visibility settings to 'Everyone' so that your record is public
  • Then select that you agree to the Terms of Use. 
  • Click on Register.  At this point if there are existing users with the same name you will be asked to confirm that you are a different person.  
  • You will then be sent an email to verify your email address.  Once you have confirmed your email address you can then login using the institutional account.   
  • In the drop down menu type: University of Stirling.  The system then asks if you are happy for the following information to be provided to ORCID.  You select Confirm.  From now onwards, you will be able to login using your Stirling credentials


8 reasons to have an ORCID ID:

  1. Distinguish yourself - Ensure that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  2. Quickly becoming an international standard - in use by publishers, research funders, and universities across the world, e.g., Wellcome Trust, ScholarOne, Harvard and Oxford. 1,500 journals now require an ORCID ID.
  3. It's mandated - in Wellcome Trust and NIHR grant applications, and recommended as mandatory for the next REF
  4. It's open to all, non-profit and community-driven - a non-proprietary service maintained for the benefit of researchers in all disciplines and at all career stages
  5. Your ORCID ID belongs to you and stays with you throughout your career.
  6. Recognised by Worktribe – with the objective that university systems will be able to synchronise information in the future
  7. Researchfish can now exchange data with ORCID. If you already have an ORCiD account, you can use this to automate parts of your Researchfish submission.
  8. ...and it's quick and easy - as little as 30 seconds to register



To add your ORCID ID to WorkTribe

Go to the following Point In My Profile: 

Worktribe My profile screen

 Select the Details tab 

Select Edit Profile and Add your Orcid ID to the field entitled ORCID in the 16 digit format xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx 

Then click on Update.  Worktribe automatically adds the ORCID URL to your profile, e.g.,

Watch a video on How to import works using a Search & Link Wizard

How to set up a trusted individual

If you want a member of the LARS team can add your outputs to your ORCID ID - you do this by setting one of us up as a trusted individual and we can import records for you. 

Watch this video to see how to set someone up as a trusted individual 

Alternatively once you are registered with an ORCID, you can  then import papers from ResearcherID (Web of Science) and Scopus yourself:

  1. Login to your ORCID record.
  2. Under the Works section, click on "+Add works" and then "Search & link".
  3. Follow the on screen prompts to send your papers to ORCID, from ResearcherID and Scopus-Elsevier.

Importing publications from Google Scholar to ORCID:

  1. Login to your ORCID record
  2. Under Works section, click "+Add works" and then "Import BibTeX"
  3. Follow these instructions:

You can also search for and add papers manually:

  1. Login to your ORCID record. 
  2. Under Works section, click "+Add works" under the Works section of your profile.
  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,, i.e., clickable. 

ORCID recommends that ID's be displayed as a URL with hyphens between every 4th digit, as such:

How to edit your name 

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How to add employment

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How to reset your password

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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:


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.

How to import Google Scholar publications into ORCID

ORCID has created a tool that allows you to import citations from BibTeX (.bib) files into your ORCID record, including files exported from Google Scholar and other popular citation management tools. See and