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Elements Publications at UT: ORCID & Elements

This guide addresses common questions from UT researchers about creating their Publications list in their Elements profile.

ORCID: A Quick Way to Get Your Publications Listed in Elements

Librarians highly recommend signing up for a persistent author identifier using ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) because:

  • updating your publications list in Elements can be automated by connecting ORCID to Elements
  • ORCID identifiers are being used by most major scholarly publishers and funding agencies
  • entering information in ORCID means it can be collected by many other organizations, saving you the hassle of re-entering your information again and again

Following the steps below, if your publications list in ORCID is up-to-date, AND your publications are ALSO found in Web of Science, SSRN, Scopus, RePEc, PubMed, MLA, DBLP, CiNii, or arXiv, your list in Elements will be up-to-date, too. Elements will continue to add databases to this function in the future.

To quickly add publications to Elements, get an ORCID iD and always add your publications there.

By giving UT Elements permission to collect your list of publications from ORCID, your publications (when double-checked against the databases listed above) should appear in Elements without additional steps. And, any new publication added to ORCID should automatically be added to Elements, if it's also found in one of the databases listed above. Watch a brief video about the process.

What you enter in Elements is only visible internally to UT. What you enter in ORCID can be visible to the world.


Step 1: Register with ORCID (It's free, and takes 30 seconds.)

Go to and click on "Register Now!" You can update your biographical statement later.


Step 2: Use ORCID Search Wizards to Find Your Publications (~15 minutes)

Follow the directions given in the 7 slides below. This step takes most researchers about 15 minutes.



Step 3: Sign in to Elements and Let ORCID Auto-Fill Your Publications List

Once your ORCID publications list is accurate, use it to auto-fill your Publications List in Elements. Follow the directions in the video below to tie your ORCID iD to your Elements Publications List.

As long as your ORCID publications list is up-to-date, Elements will remain updated, too. Changes in your ORCID publications list will typically be reflected in Elements within 24 hours.

In the sciences, some publishers will, with your permission, update your ORCID publications list for you. Doing so will in turn update Elements for you, too.


Elements and ORCID Integration from Symplectic on Vimeo.