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Authors: Manuscript/CV Preparation & More: ORCiD

Learn more about how Sladen Library is able to assist authors in the publication process, updating CVs, and creating citation styles. In addition, collaboration tools that may connect you with others with similar research interests have been collated.

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What's in a name? Not much if asking Shakespeare or those who keep track of an author's publications.

Often a name alone, or even a name and affiliation is not enough information to verify a reseacher's publication. This can lead to lost credit for your work. 

The main goal of Open Researcher and Contributer ID is to give each individual author a unique ID to distinguish one author from another. All publishing researchers should register with ORCiD, as it is especially useful for authors who may have published under different names, varied order of names, multiple affiliations, or have changed the use of shortened names or initials throughout his or her career. This page will explain ORCID and how you can obtain your ID.

ORCID Presentation

Register at


Register Here - It only takes 30 seconds!

Get your unique 16 digit number

Key Points

  • Registration is free
  • ORCiD is a non-profit with a community-based effort
  • Gives your work the ability to be discovered and distinguised from other authors
  • Link to other websites or author ID's, such as your Scopus ID
  • Enter your affiliations, publications, grants, and patents
  • Set your profile to "Public," "Limited," or "Private"
  • Publishers, like Nature, are beginning to ask for your ORCiD with manuscript submission, and will automatically populate all of your information
  • Works in cooperation with ResearcherID to steamline profiles
  • Can be linked with your NCBI account

Adding Publications to Your ORCID Record

You can search for your publications using one of the listed member organizations. You will need to grant permission to any member organizations to add records to your ORCID iD that you use to search for publications. You can revoke the permission at any time (Trusted Organizations in your Account Settings).

Europe PubMed Central contains records from NIH’s PubMed and PubMed Central

  • “Europe PMC provides a single point of access to the abstracts available through PubMed, PMC full-text articles, and an additional 5 million other relevant resources, such as patent records.”

ResearcherID can be used to copy works in your ResearcherID profile to your ORCID profile

Scopus to ORCID will search for all of your name variations and present you with a list of Scopus profiles that match those names

  • Scopus automatically creates profiles for authors of any works indexed in Scopus
  • Multiple Scopus profiles may exist for the same author (different affiliations, initials, names, etc.)
  • ORCID allows you to search through the multiple potential profiles and identify which are indeed your publications

Search and Link for Publications

Google Scholar and EndNote can both be used to generate a BibTeX file of your publications.


Google Scholar instructions are available at

A BibTeX file can be generated from your EndNote library

  1. Select BibTeX Export as your output style
  2. Select your publications in your EndNote library (Ctrl + click to select multiple records)
  3. Go to File – Export – Confirm that BibTeX Export is the output style
  4. Upload the text file to your ORCID profile

BibTeX Export from EndNote

For any works that cannot be retrieved using the first two methods, you can manually add them to your ORCID record using the Manually Add option.

  1. Pick a Work Category – Publication, Conference, Intellectual Property or Other
  2. Select a Work Type – the list changes based on the Work Category
  3. Entering in the information for the work
  4. Work Identifiers can also be noted to further distinguish the work
  5. You must select an Identifier Type (ISBN or ISSN for books and DOI, PMID, or PMC for articles)
  6. Relationship should be used to distinguish which works are part of a set (chapter in a book would be “part of” instead of self)

Add Manually

Which of the following is the correct affiliation to use in your publication?

According to the Publication and Presentation Citation Instructions for the Henry Ford Medical Group and Support Staff which of the following is the affiliation approved by the Board of Governors and Academic Affairs Leadership?

Choose an answer, then click here to go to the Policies page on Henry then click on 'Publication Citation Instructions' to view the official statement...the answer may surprise you.

ORCiD works to identify your publications and keep them with your unique ID, regardless of what affiliation or name you used.

Which of the following is the correct affiliation to use in your publication?
Henry Ford Health System: 15 votes (62.5%)
Henry Ford Hospital: 9 votes (37.5%)
HFHS Detroit: 0 votes (0%)
Henry Ford Medical Group: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 24

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Requesting Publication Searches

Sladen Librarians can assist you with finding your publications in order to add them to your ORCID record.  Please use the Request for Publications by HFHS Author or Department form to request a search for your publications.  We can send you a BibTeX file that can be used to upload the publications into your ORCID record.