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Author Identity Management

Name Ambiguity Issues, ORCID Creation and Integration

ORCID Creation and Integration Exercise (Research Students)

Research output is one of researchers’ achievements. To enable students and the University to harvest and keep track of their publications accurately, the University has made it mandatory that all research students participate in the ORCID Creation and Integration Exercise.

The Exercise involves two parts:

Part 1: Creating / Reporting ORCID iD (via CityU Scholars) 

Part 2: Integrating ORCID iD with Scopus Author ID (if any)  


ORCID Creation and Integration Exercise

Completing Part 1 - Creating / Reporting ORCID iD (via CityU Scholars[go top]


  1. You will receive an invitation email from the School of Graduate Studies 

  2. Please login to your CityU Scholars researcher profile (with your EID and AD/LAN password) and follow the instructions on the following user guides:

  •  user guide (for those without an ORCID iD)

  •  user guide (for those already have an ORCID iD)


  1. You will have an ORCID iD (if you do not already have one) for manuscript submission that helps resolve author name ambiguity

  2. Your ORCID iD will be shown on your CityU Scholars researcher profile. You don't need to memorize it.

  3. The publication list in your ORCID record will be automatically updated with validated research output records exported from CityU Scholars on the next day (or immediately with "Export" button clicked) upon the completion of Part 1 and hereafter on a daily basis.

  4. Web of Science will automatically scan your ORCID record (with visibility set as public) to look for matched publications, grab your ORCID iD to enrich the matched publication records in its database to enable searching of your Web of Science publications with your ORCID iD.

CityU Scholars - ORCID Integration and Web of Science

Completing Part 2 - Integrating ORCID iD with Scopus Author ID (if any) [go top]


  1. Please first check if you have a Scopus Author ID/Profile with reference to the user guide. You will need to complete Part 2 only if you have one.

    [Scopus Author IDs/Profiles are created by Scopus for authors with publications indexed in Scopus. If you do not have any Scopus articles, you do not have a Scopus Author ID/Profile.]

  2. If you have a Scopus author ID/Profile, or when you have one in the future, please finish Part 2 with reference to the user guide.


  1. Scopus Author ID is a proprietary author ID used by Scopus only. Integrating your ORCID iD with your Scopus Author ID enables Scopus to recognize you through your ORCID iD.

  2. This also enables searching of your work in Scopus with your ORCID iD.

ORCID Scopus Integration

Enquiries and Assistance

ORCID Creation and Integration Exercise:
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