ORCID FAQs

What is ORCID®?

ORCID provides identifying codes for authors of research works. Researchers can use the ORCID system to create a unique ID and associate their publications with it, and thereby ensure that they are not confused with similarly named authors of other works. The IDs are used by institutions, funders and publishers to disambiguate authors with similar names, and persistently identify authors with changing names.

Why should I register with ORCID? What are the benefits?

The partnership between Kudos and ORCID saves you time: you can manage your list of publications in a single place (ORCID), and progress more quickly in Kudos to the tools that help you increase research and impact. The easiest way to claim your publications within Kudos is to link your Kudos account to your ORCID account, and give Kudos permission to retrieve the list of publications you have added to your ORCID record and those you add in the future. It takes less than a minute to obtain a unique identifier from ORCID that enables you and your work to be clearly distinguished from researchers with similar names. ORCID is increasingly used in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, and ensures that you are appropriately recognized for your work. Your publications can be easily added to your ORCID record via “Link Wizards”, which are integrated with services such as Scopus and CrossRef. You can also add publications manually if you wish – just remember to include the DOI to ensure your publication list can be automatically retrieved by Kudos.

Is there a charge for joining ORCID?

No. The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the Registry. Organizations may become members to link their records to ORCID identifiers, to update ORCID records, to receive updates from ORCID, and to register their employees and students for ORCID identifiers.

How do I create my ORCID publication list?

There are three ways to add publications to your ORCID record:

a) Use ORCID’s “Link Wizards” to link your publications from another system.

ORCID has created partnerships with its members to allow users to quickly and easily import publications into their ORCID record from outside databases.  It is possible to import publications from Ariti, the Australian National Data Service, CrossRef, DataCite, Europe PubMed Central, Researcher ID, Scopus Author ID.

b) Import a BibTeX file. BibTeX is a platform-independent, plain-text format used for bibliographic citations. BibTeX files can be created using many reference management tools and can also be exported from Google Scholar. Visit the ORCID site for step-by-step instructions.

c) Manually enter information about your publications. See the ORCID site for full instructions. Just remember to include the DOI to ensure your publication list can be automatically retrieved by Kudos.

I already have an ORCID – how do I import my publications list into Kudos?

First sign in to Kudos and select “Manage Account” from the My Tools drop down menu. Then, simply click the “create or connect your ORCID iD” button. Once your ORCID iD is connected to your Kudos account, Kudos can retrieve the list of publications you have added to your ORCID record and those you add in the future. These publications will appear on your “My Profile” page on Kudos.

If you haven’t associated any publications with your ORCID record yet please create your ORCID publication list. See “How do I create my ORCID publication list?” for further information.

I’ve forgotten my ORCID password.

Please go to the ORCID website https://orcid.org/reset-password to reset your password.

What data does Kudos import from ORCID? Do you have access to my ORCID account details?

Kudos only has access to the bibliographic data associated with your ORCID iD. Kudos does not have access to your password or other private information within the ORCID record. Each item in your ORCID record has a privacy icon next to it that lets you determine who can see that information. Please see the ORCID privacy policy http://orcid.org/footer/privacy-policy and Kudos Terms & Conditions for further details.

Why is it important to include the DOI when creating my publication list on ORCID?

Kudos can be used for any publication for which a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) has been registered with CrossRef. DOIs are a unique alphanumeric string for identifying content and providing a persistent link to its current location on the web. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article, book or book chapter is published and made available electronically. Currently, Kudos can only import publications that have a DOI registered with CrossRef. We hope to expand in future to incorporate publications with DOIs from other registration agencies. Please note that the DOI will typically be included if you choose to use ORCID’s “Link Wizards” or import a BibTeX file. However if you manually enter your publication details in ORCID and are unsure if a DOI has been registered for your publication, we recommend that you use the CrossRef database to look-up the DOI - http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/

Why haven’t all of the publications associated with my ORCID been imported into Kudos?

Currently, Kudos can only import publications that have a DOI registered with CrossRef. We hope to expand in future to incorporate publications with DOIs from other registration agencies. Where available, please add the DOI to your publications list on ORCID. We recommend that you use the CrossRef database to look up DOIs - http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/

I’ve updated my publications list on ORCID, why aren’t these updates appearing within Kudos?

Where permission has been granted, Kudos checks for updates to ORCID records on a weekly basis. If you’d like to ensure your most recent updates are reflected within Kudos immediately, please sign in to Kudos and select “Manage Account” from the My Tools drop down menu. Select the “Import my latest publications from ORCID now” button, and the updates you have made within ORCID will be immediately reflected within Kudos.

I’d like to revoke permission so that Kudos can no longer import my publication list from ORCID; how do I do that?

In order to disconnect your ORCID from Kudos, please sign in to Kudos and select “Manage Account” from the My Tools drop down menu. Please follow the link to disconnect your ORCID iD, which is displayed within the “Your ORCID Details” section.

I’ve already claimed my publications on Kudos; can I export these details to ORCID?

It isn’t currently possible to export bibliographic details for the publications you have claimed on Kudos to ORCID. However, this is a feature that Kudos is planning to support in the future. We will notify registered users when this functionality is available.