Claim authorship on ScienceOpen

Thanks to the ‘claim authorship’ feature, your articles become directly integrated with your ScienceOpen profile and ORCID. This provides crucial cross-validation of your research history, a unique feature of ScienceOpen.

It’s simple:

  1. Log in to your ScienceOpen account.
  2. Go to the ‘My ScienceOpen’ dropdown menu.
  3. Click on ‘Dashboard.’
  4. Once you are at the dashboard, you will see the Claim your publications option. By clicking on ‘Browse Publications,’ you will see potentially matching articles that you can then go through and either choose to Claim authorship or Mark as not mine.

For example, in the screenshot below, Stephanie Dawson has 204 potentially matching records which she can go through and claim. The records that she has already claimed appear under ‘My publications’ (in the left-hand menu).

How to claim authorship of your publications on ScienceOpen so that they are integrated with your ScienceOpen profile and ORCID id.


By claiming your articles, each record will be displayed among your publications and synced to your ORCID profile. This is helpful if you are missing records in your ORCID profile. 

To make the most of this feature, we share some tips & tricks in our FAQ page.

3 main benefits of reciprocal ScienceOpen-ORCID integration

Joining to ORCID’s Collect & Connect initiative, our aim was to contribute to a more verified and transparent ecosystem of academic communication. By leveraging the power of reciprocal ScienceOpen-ORCID integration, we make sure that your research on ScienceOpen:

  • Is assigned to the right person

As a persistent identifier, your ORCID ID distinguishes you from other authors with similar names.  Linking back your article records available on our platform to your ORCID account helps us recognize the researcher behind the article record and hence disambiguate any conflicts in authorship and metadata.

  • Retains complete control by its author(s) in terms of visibility and metadata

Having your articles integrated to your ORCID profile allows you to edit your research metadata (e.g., to add additional information such as DOIs to your article records or to modify the list of order of authors on the article record). Furthermore, you can also list manuscripts and preprints to your ORCID account to make your research visible from its inception. This visibility, however, can be shaped and controlled by the privacy settings on the information in your record.

  • Is easily connectable and has cross-platform compatibility

By being listed in your ORCID profile, article records can be linked to multiple platforms, bringing about better connectivity to your research. Having just one highly-integrated and detailed profile like ORCID saves you time from manually maintaining all the different platforms.

We recognise that no research database is complete, and ScienceOpen is no exception. We work closely with publishers, ORCID, and platforms like PubMed to integrate new content daily. But we can’t pick up everything, and that’s where you come in!

By adding personalised content, you help us fill in the gaps in our database. This helps to enrich our network by putting this content into our semantically linked network. 

So pop over to your dashboard, try it out, and let us know what you think!