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


Enabling this option will mean that changes you make to the publication list on your ORCID record will be reflected on Publons.  An update to your Publons account will be triggered by:

  • A new eligible* publication being added on ORCiD

  • A previously imported publication being removed from ORCiD

  • A previously imported publication having any of the following fields changed on ORCID:

    • Title

    • DOI

    • UT (Web of Science accession number)

    • Pubmed ID

    • arXiv ID

    • Journal name

    • Date published

If sync is enabled, these updates should be visible on Publons within ten minutes of occurring on your ORCID record.  If they are not, please get in touch.


*Eligible publications must:

  • Be either "journal-article" or "conference-paper"
  • Have a title


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

  1. Add your ORCID in your Publons account settings.

  2. On the ORCID permission settings page of your Publons private dashboard, check the box alongside “Keep my publication list up to date with my ORCID record”.

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