If you have given Publons access to update your works on ORCID you may have seen the option to “Keep my ORCID publication list up to date with my Publons account” in the ORCID permission settings page of your Publons private dashboard.


Enabling this option will mean that any eligible publication added to your Publons account will be automatically added to your ORCID record.  These automatic exports should occur within ten minutes of a publication being added.


Eligible publications are those which:

  • Were not imported from ORCID

  • Have not already been exported to ORCID

  • Have either a DOI or a Web of Science accession number


Publications which have been exported to ORCID are unable to be deleted from Publons unless we can remove their exported counterparts.  This means that ORCID sync must be enabled to delete synced publications from your Publons profile. 


You can do this by checking the box in your ORCID permission settings, as seen in the example below.


In order to enable “Keep my ORCID publication list up to date with my Publons account” you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Add your ORCID in your Publons account settings.

  2. Grant Publons access to update your works on ORCID.  You can do this from the ORCID permission settings page of your Publons private dashboard.

  3. Check the box alongside “Keep my ORCID publication list up to date with my Publons account”.

  4. Save your permission settings by clicking the “Save” button at the foot of the page.