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Build Profile Automatically with Scopus

Importing your works from Scopus

Scopus is "the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings." Owned by Elsevier, many academic journal articles across a wide range of subjects appear in Scopus.

The Scopus database can be used to populate your ORCID profile in seconds. After connecting your ORCID profile to Scopus, anytime you publish with an ORCID and the article appears in Scopus, a citation will automatically be pushed to your ORCID profile.

The slideshow below gives instructions on how to connect your ORCID to Scopus in seconds. If you have any questions, please contact either your Subject Librarian or the librarian listed on the "Basics and Benefits" page.

Populate profile with Scopus

ORCID profile

1. From ORCID profile, click "Add works"

Note: In order to advance or step back, use the arrows on either side of the images.
Starting on your ORCID profile, click on the "Add works" button in the "Works" section.

ORCID profile

2. Click "Search & link"

Click on the "Search & link" option.

Truncated list of databases that ORCID can pull citations from with the

3. Choose a Database

ORCID integrates with multiple scholarly databases. In this instance, we click on the "Scopus to ORCID" link since Scopus is a very commonly used database.

List of authors in Scopus that Scopus believes could be associated with this ORCID profile. Radio buttons for selecting and the

4. Select Author(s) That Represent You

Scopus matches the data currently in your ORCID profile with the the data they have on authors in the Scopus database, and suggests potential matches. Choose the author or multiple authors that you believe match your description by clicking the appropriate checkbox. It is better to choose more than fewer here - you will have the opportunity to reject individual articles later. Click "Next".

Dropdown menu with potential Scopus Author Profile names listed circled in red.

5. Select a Preferred Profile Name

Scopus will combine all of the authors you clicked in the last step into one single profile for you. If you only chose one author description in the last step, there only be one option here. Select the name convention that you prefer from the dropdown and click next.

List of all citations associated with chosen authors. Green checkmark and red

6. Choose Which Article(s) Belong to You

Using the radio buttons with a green checkbox and a red "X", you can choose which articles belong to you. Any articles you mark with a red "X" will not be pulled  into your ORCID profile.

List of aricles chosen in the previous step.

7. Review Articles to Include

Review the articles you've chosen and click "Next" if they are all correct, or "back" if not.

Pop-up window asking if you want to send changes to Scopus with

8. Choose Whether to Send Profile Changes to Scopus

Scopus will keep track of which articles you claim are yours. If you have chosen different articles than Scopus originally thought belonged to you, you will need to send those changes back to Scopus by clicking "Yes, update my Scopus author profile". Not everyone will see this pop-up.

Screen aksing for user email address twice circled in red. Button

9. Send the Scopus Author ID to ORCID

This step will connect your ORCID profile with your Scopus Author ID. Simply enter your BC email (assuming you have connected your ORCID profile to your BC ID) and click "Send Author ID".

Request to send publications to ORCID.

10. Give Scopus Permission to Send Citations

Click the "Send my publication list" button to send that citations you chose earlier to ORCID.

Confirmation that citations have been sent to ORCID.

11. Success!

You should see a success screen that looks like this. From there, you can click "return to ORCID" to be taken back to your ORCID profile. Congratualtions, you just populated your ORCID profile automatically from Scopus!

Push to ORCID from Scopus

Another way to use Scopus is to push from the Scopus website to your profile (as opposed to pulling citations from Scopus as shown above). In the example below, we simply find an article in Scopus that belongs to us and click the "Add to ORCID" button. That will push that single article's citation to your ORCID profile automatically.