ResearcherID & ORCID

What is ResearcherID?

ResearcherID  is a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Knowledge and is ORCID compliant.  
If your publications are generally indexed by Web of Science, you should probably create a ResearcherID account as well as an ORCID.  It's easy to transfer information between the two profiles, including the list of publications from Web of Science.  By having a ResearcherID, you can review variants of your author name to collect all of your publications together in Web of Science for inclusion in ORCID.

How Do I Create a ResearcherID?

You can register a ResearcherID from the homepage of the Web of Knowledge in the menu bar by clicking on “My Tools”, and then “ResearcherID”.

Alternatively, you can request a ResearcherID, Go to and request a registration link using your name and email.

How Do I Build My Publication List?

There are three options:
Option 1: searching Web of Science
Option 2: uploading an RIS file
Option 3: using EndNote

What is an ORCID and Why Do I Need One?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a type of author identifier.  
ORCID aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communication by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other current researcher ID schemes. These identifiers, and the relationships among them, can be linked to the researcher’s output to enhance the scientific discovery process and to improve the efficiency of research funding and collaboration within the research community. ORCID is an international non-profit organization funded by institutional memberships, grant-making organizations, and a wide variety of research organizations and publishers.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from other researchers with the same (or very similar) name and supports automated linkages between you and your research activities. Your ORCID record, which includes your ORCID identifier, holds non-sensitive information such as name, organization, and research activities.
Since many major publishers and other information producers are integrating ORCID identifiers into their products and tools, having an ORCID identifier may help simplify processes like journal article manuscript submission.

How Do I Create an ORCID?

It's easy to register for an ORCID.
First head to http://orcid.orgThere are three steps to creating an ORCID:    
1. Register
Registration is easy, free and fast -- it takes 30 seconds to register.
2.Add Your Information
You can add a variety of professional information including current and previous institutional affiliations. If you have previously created a ResearcherID in Web of Science or a Scopus ID, you will be able to link to those and import references for your publications using special wizards (see instructions below).
3.Use Your ORCID ID
Include your ORCID in your email signature file, on your website, and when available, include in your publication submissions  

Adding Information to Your ORCID Profile

Import references from ResearcherID profile -- If you have previously created a ResearcherID, you can import information from that profile into your ORCID profile.
1.Login to your ORCID record
2.Click on "Add Works" and then “Search and Link”, and then "ResearcherID"
3.Follow the on screen prompts to send your ResearcherID and papers to ORCID

Import references from Scopus -- Import your Identifier, profile and publications. The wizard helps you find the correct Scopus profile and to confirm your publications. You can then import the identifier and list of publications into ORCID. Any changes you make will be submitted to the Feedback team to update your Scopus profile.
1.Login to your ORCID record
2.Click on "Add Works" and then “Search and Link”, and then "Scopus - Elsevier ".
3.Follow the on screen prompts to send your Scopus ID and papers to ORCID.

Import references using BibTeX files –import your research works from BibTeX (.bib) files including files exported from such as EndNote, Google Scholar Citations etc. into your ORCID profile.
1.Login to your ORCID record
2.Click on "Import Works" and then "Import BibTeX"
3.Follow the on screen prompts to upload files.

For papers that do not appear in any of the above tools, you can add records manually to your ORCID profile.
1.Login to your ORCID record
2.Click on "Add Works" and then "Add manually"
3.Follow the on screen prompts to enter the information about your papers