Enable users to edit publications
Allow users to edit publications that already exist in their records.
After entering an item in the works section, you should be able to go back in and add more information (such as a link to the work, etc). Right now you have to delete it and then re-add it.
It would be great to have the "modify" option for adding or updating information about "Works", such as subtitles in another language
Some of the records pulled in by ORCID lack titles. Examples are from the BMC journals. It would be helpful to be able to edit the records and add the titles if they are not present.
This applies to other components of the records also.
I sent records from my Researcher ID and it appears that ORCID did not manage to attribute right data to adequate fields (i.e. title of article is displayed instead of title of journal; name of book editor listed along authors of a chapter, etc.). Now the only option of editing of records under "works" category I find is "delete". As I am not interested in listing works with all their data messed up, I used this single option of "editing" provided. Please do provide more options to edit "works".
To make good works, collaborations with others are important and necessary.
The format of journal article citations imported via Scopus and those entered manually are different.
This suggestion is being reviewed as we try and find the best way to proceed with it. While we recognize the value of being able to edit works to correct citations or add addition links, we also don’t want to loose the authority that comes from having unedited citations directly imported from publishers.
Javier Merino commented
Corrections should be done in source. What ORCID could help to is to propose the change to the source. But I really agree that the information should be the same as in the source (publishers).
Greg Westin commented
I manually added some citations because ORCID couldn't find them. Then I imported records from SCOPUS and now I have duplicates. It would be nice to be able to remove the ones I added manually.
Chia Wei Hsu commented
I strongly agree. I have works imported from Scopus that have errors in the author names but I am unable to fix the error.
Tim Kittel commented
I endorse such an effort. I also have found errors in imported citations.
I strongly support this. Many of my works imported without their DOIs. So I tried to add them manually, but was unable to.
I don't think we should assume every works arrives "perfect" so it would be really good to have the ability to edit records.