Author identifiers

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Linking your ORCID with Elements will not retrieve publications from ORCID to populate your Elements profile. Elements will use the data (eg DOI) from the ORCID records for verification purposes to help improve your Elements profile. Additionally, Elements will not be able to populate your ORCID record.

The same work can be added to your ORCID record from different sources such as Scopus, Web of Science, DataCite and more. The default version of the work shown on your record is the one you have selected as the preferred version.

To see the other versions of your work or to select your ‘preferred source’:

  1. Click on the number next to the Preferred source indicator.
  2. Toggle between the different versions of the works by clicking on the source information.
  3. Click on Make preferred to select the version of work you want to display publicly.

For more information on selecting a preferred source and sorting publications in ORCID, refer to the ORCID Support - Group multiple versions of the same work together page.

ORCID is an international/universal author identifier increasingly used by publishers and institutions around the world. You can link your ORCID record to, and import publication information from other sources such as Scopus ID and ResearcherID to ensure the systems are synchronised and updated.

Linking does not result in automatic updates into ORCID for your new publications in Scopus.

You will need to:
i) Search periodically from within ORCID for new publications.
ii) Search Scopus to find your new publications and click Add to ORCID.

How do I import Author details to ORCID? (Scopus: Access and use Support Center)

Scopus Author Profile FAQs (Scopus: Access and use Support Center)

You should only have one ORCID. If you have multiple IDs, see the procedure on the ORCID Support - Removing your additional or duplicate ORCID iD page.

A core principle of ORCID is individual control. You are in control of your data on ORCID, including what data to add to your ORCID record, who can add data to your ORCID record as a trusted individual or organization, and whether any of that data can be seen by the public or trusted parties. In addition, data can only be edited by the person or organization that added it. Only you can edit any data that you or a trusted individual have added to your ORCID record, and only trusted organizations (ORCID members) can edit data that they have added.

The University does not harvest publication records for casual or sessional staff so there is no need to add your ORCID to Elements.

Your ORCID record stays with you through-out your research career. It is not tied to a particular institution. Ensure you update information such as new affiliation and link it to your new institution’s research management system.

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