Managing Author Profiles Online

Overview of ORCID, ReseacherID, Scopus Author ID, and My Google Scholar Citations.


Why You Should Use ORCID

  • Free, non-proprietary unique digital identifier that supports disambiguation of researchers with similar names and ensures proper attribution of their work.
  • Not institution-dependent, profile stays with you throughout your career.
  • Being adopted by:
    • Publishers as the primary means of distinguishing their authors for manuscript submission
    • Grant funders for grant applications and reporting to avoid duplication
  • Can be used simply as a unique identifier to meet publishers' requirements, or to develop a dashboard to showcase online scholarly identity.
  • The following elements may be included in an ORCID account:
    • Name variants 
    • Areas of research interests
    • Links to other scholarly profiles, social media, and websites
    • Biography
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Grants
    • Entire scholarly output such as journal articles, books and book chapters, datasets, equipment,  media stories, citations, experiments, patents, and more (see the Types of Works in ORCID box in Adding Content tab)
  • Privacy settings allow you to share as much or as little as you prefer
  • All new published works that require a submission of ORCID to the publisher are automatically linked to your ORCID account
  • ORCID is indexed by major search engines, increasing researchers' discoverability around the world.
  • ORCID is integrated with ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID to exchange data both ways.  
  • Import publications from Google Scholar, EndNote, and other sources supporting BibTex format.
  • Can be included on your CV, resume, or website as quick link to showcase your scholarly output.

Limitations of ORCID 

  • No citation metrics are calculated within ORCID.
    • Researcher ID, Scopus Author ID, and Google Scholar Citations accounts may be linked to your ORCID for easy, one-stop access to the up-to-date citation metrics.
  • No automatic de-duplication for publications imported from different sources.
  • No importing wizard for patents.
    • May be added manually or through Google Scholar Citations importing.

ORCID Integration at UTSA

UTSA is an ORCID member organization and has associated ORCID IDs with current researchers at UTSA, including faculty, research staff, and graduate students.

Example ORCID Profiles From UTSA

A few ORCID examples from UTSA staff & faculty

Register for Your ORCID Account

Get your unique ORCID identifier:

  • Click on the ORCID link above
  • Complete the form
  • Add variants of your name, country, keywords to describe areas of interest, personal websites, personal information, education, and employment (this step can be performed later).

Accessing Your Institutional ORCID Account

  • Click on the ORCID link above
  • Choose "Institutional Account"
  • Begin typing "University of Texas at San Antonio" until it appears in the drop down menu
  • Select "University of Texas at San Antonio"
  • Login using your abc123 credentials

Link Your Personal and Institutional ORCID Accounts

Link Multiple ORCID Accounts

If you have more than one record in the ORCID registry, contact support at:

Send a message with

a. Your name
b. Email address
c. Both ORCID iDs (specify which to keep)

Wait for confirmation that an ORCID iD has been deprecated.

ORCID Privacy Settings

For each content category you may select:

  • everyone for public content that you want visible to anyone using ORCID
  • trusted parties for content that you want visible only to those considered trusted parties that you have authorized to connect to your ORCID record
  • only me for information that should only be visible to you

Types of Works Supported by ORCID


Add Publications & Grants to Your ORCID Profile

Depending on a discipline, stage of the academic career, and number of publications, it may be most productive to first create and populate ResearcherID (Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics (formerly ThomsonReuters / ISI) and/or Scopus Author ID (from Elsevier) profiles and then exchange the publication data with ORCID.

To add publications to your ORCID profile, you can also:

Link publications, datasets, and other objects with DOIs from sources such as CrossRef, DataCite and more. CrossRef may be overwhelming.

Add publications manually.

Import BibTex files from Google Scholar or reference managers such as EndNote.

To add grants to your ORCID profile, you can utilize the ÜberWizard which searches grants from top U.S. and European funding bodies.

Assign a Delegate to Update Your ORCID

Sign in to your ORCID account. Go to “Account Settings”
Scroll to “Trusted Individuals” and search for ORCID users to add
Search the designated person with her/his ORCID ID. Click “Search”
Click “Add” then, when prompted, click “Add” again to add the person as a trusted individual.

Note - When you assign someone as a trusted individual, they must have permission to update your ORCID record on your behalf and must also be an ORCID user.

Get Help from a Librarian

Natasha Arguello - Business Librarian Matt Hayward - STEM Librarian
(210) 458-7444 (210) 458-6654
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