Setting up an ORCID profile to get maximum coverage from Altmetric
Modified on: Tue, 24 Aug, 2021 at 11:18 AM
Altmetric is able to recognise a variety of unique identifiers from ORCID profiles, including DOIs, PubMed IDs, Handle.net identifiers, arXiV IDs etc. However, you should ensure that the research outputs that are manually entered into your ORCID profile have no typos in their identifiers and that all the identifiers are stored in the correct fields.
When manually adding works into your ORCID profile, you should always first enter identifiers into the "identifier value field" (this is the part that Altmetric looks at!) and not the "identifier URL field". Usually, the identifier URL field will automatically be populated once you have entered the identifier value field.
Where the identifier sits in the ORCID profile
A DOI will be picked up if it is stored in either of the following fields:
A PubMed ID will be picked up if it is stored in the PMC field ("pmc" identifier value field).
NOTE: It’s the PMC field, not the PMID field! Confusingly, ORCID considers PMID to be a different identifier type that we don’t support in Altmetric. The PubMed ID we know and love is called “PMC” by ORCID.
A Handle.net identifier will be picked up if it is stored in the HANDLE field ("handle" identifier value field).
NOTE: If we are not tracking the institutional repository for which the Handle.net identifier corresponds to, then we won’t pick up any attention for the item. Please tell customers to check with firstname.lastname@example.org if they are unsure of whether or not we support their institutional repository.
An arXiv ID will be picked up if it is stored in the ARXIV field ("arxiv" identifier value field). For example, the arXiv ID 1509.03622 could be recognised.
An SSRN ID will be picked up if it is stored in the SSRN field ("ssrn" identifier value field). For example, the SSRN ID 2675355 could be recognised.
URLs that Altmetric is tracking already can be picked up from the ORCID profile if it is stored in the URL field.
in the URL field will be picked up.
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