Welcome to MyORBi

On your MyORBi dashboard, pending tasks are displayed  and can be accessed instantly . You can see your most recently added publications, begin a new submission or access your personal statistics.

The MyORBi menu is located in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on your name to bring it up and access all MyORBi features:

  • MyORBi: MyORBi homepage
  • My Unfinished deposits: References to finalise (in progress, to validate, to sign...)
  • My Publications : List of your publications in search format
  • My Reports: export a publications list
  • My Statistics: your personnal statistics only
  • My Profile: manage profile, add your ORCID, choose a representative
  • My Copy request: management of reprints

Adding publications

There are several ways to add a publication in ORBi: 

  • with an identifier (DOI, PubMed, Scopus, ArXiv) when you have one
  • manual encoding
  • by importing a file containing several references extracted from external databases such as Scopus, Pubmed or Arxiv or other tools in a standard format such as BibteX or RIS
  • By adding the pdf with recovery of basic data (title, author). However, here the quality of the retrieval varies significantly from one pdf to another 

You will then need to check and complete the reference information and add the full text before validating the reference.

How to create an import file


You can export one or more publications from a search result or from the detailed view of a publication by clicking on the button

Then select the "Pubmed" format then click on "Create file"

The file created can be imported directly into ORBi via the options for adding references.


You can export one or more publications by clicking on the "Export" button:

from a detailed reference

from a search result

Then select the CSV format and check all the column headers to get all the data exportable from Scopus

Finally click on "Export" to download and save the file.

Other sources

You can import all your reference files in standard BibteX or RIS formats into ORBi. These formats are offered by all the major bibliographic databases and other reference management tools such as Arxiv (via NASA ADS), Google Scholar, Endnote, Zotero...

Note that the ORBi import tool has been developed according to the BibTeX format. However, since the format is open, there may be great variability in the way the data is encoded. It is therefore possible that the importation does not always give the expected results.

Modifying publications

It is possible to modify a publication by clicking on the button

  • Via MyORBi and the page with all your publications 
  • Via the detailed reference if you are logged in

A copy of the reference is created to which you make your changes. It is then imperative to validate this copy so that it replaces the archived reference.

The references must be modified directly or at the latest during the day. The copies will not be kept beyond that.

Generate your list of publications

UMONS members can generate publication lists from their MyORBi. They can contain: 

  • Their own publications (this is the default option)
  • The publications of several authors
  • The publications of a department or research unit
  • A subset of publications defined through a search

These lists can be customised according to your needs (year range, type of document, keywords) and can be exported in multiple formats.

Publication report templates are available: 

Personalise your profile

You can personalize your ORBi profile and add certain information. Make sure to always validate your modifications by clicking on the button

In addition to your basic information, you can display on your profile:

  • Your ORCID and link it to your myORBi profile 
  • Your list of publications according to a predefined display template. Choose the desired model from the drop-down list and update your profile.

Link your ORCID to MyORBi

What is an ORCID?

The Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique identifier for authors of scientific publications. It makes it possible to clearly identify a researcher, to link him to his publications and to solve problems of disambiguation.   

Create your ORCID

If you don’t already have one: create your ORCID now in less than one minute.

Connect your ORCID to MyORBi

With only a few clicks, link myORBi to ORCID and choose the authorisations you wish to assign to us.

By giving ORBi permission to link with your ORCID, you will allow us to:

  • register and display your login
  • link ORBI information with ORCID information
  • automatically push your membership into ORCID

You can also link your ORCID with publisher manuscript submission systems and funding application systems that use it.

You stay in control!
At any given time, you and you alone decide who can access your data and to what extent.

Each piece of information, regardless of the others, can be public, private or accessible only to "trusted parties", i.e. organisations and persons that you have defined as such. The trusted parties and organisations can be managed in your account settings. All given permissions can easily be revoked.

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