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Researcher and author profiles



An ORCID is a unique number for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. Creating an ORCID also provides you with a public profile page where you can list your publications (known in the profile as "works"), and other CV information such as education, employment etc.



  • You need to create your ORCID yourself
  • All researchers at Deakin are strongly encouraged to link their ORCID to Elements
  • ORCID doesn't provide publication metrics itself, but is used by many databases and systems to manage your publications


How to: Create and manage your ORCID

Create your ORCID

Simply complete the online registration form. It's fast, and free.

Populate your ORCID profile with your publications

Method 1: Link with other identifiers, such as Scopus, ResearcherID or PubMed

  1. Log in to your ORCID record
  2. Scroll down to the Works section
  3. Click Add Works and select Search and Link
  4. Select one of the options and follow the instructions on screen to import your publications. If many of your publications are indexed in Scopus, this is a good option to try.

Method 2: Export publications from your Deakin Elements profile

  1. Log in to Elements, Select Menu > Publications to see a list of your publications
  2. Click Export at the top of the page to export all publications (or tick the box next to each publication that you want to add to ORCID then click Export)
  3. From the Export list that pops up, select BibTex – this is a file type that makes computer readable publication metadata
  4. Save the file to your desktop, or somewhere you can find it again
  5. Login to ORCID
  6. Scroll down to your Works, Click on Add Works and select Import BibTex
  7. Select Choose File, and choose to open the BibTex file you downloaded from Elements
  8. Once imported, the publication records will appear in a list, click Save All (or use the save and rubbish bin icons to save or trash each record individually)
  9. Refresh your browser, the new publications are now in the Works list, and you can choose your preferred privacy level for each record

ORCID and Deakin

Configuring your ORCID ID will enhance the ability of Elements to find and match your publications. If your ORCID profile is set up to automatically claim matched records from Scopus, CrossRef or PubMed, or if you included your ORCID ID with your publication manuscript, the publications will be automatically claimed in Elements.

Follow our instructions to connect your ORCID ID and Deakin Elements profile.


To export publications from your ORCID record to the ARC’s RMS, make sure you set the privacy level of your ORCID profile to Everyone or Trusted Parties.

More information and downloadable guides are available at the ARC website.

Help resources for ORCID