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Describes ORCID iDs and the importance of establishing an ORCID iD for researchers, authors, scholars.

ORCID At a Glance

ORCID is an acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.  ORCID identifiers (ORCID iDs) are a persistent unique identifier for researchers and scholars and enable the automation of links to research objects such as publications, grants, presentations, data, patents and more.  Think of an ORCID iD as a DOI (digital object identifier) for researchers and scholars.  It takes less than 30 seconds to register for an ORCID iD.  For more information watch the brief video below.

Below is a partial list of ORCID partners:

  • Academic Analytics
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • OCLC
  • American Chemical Society
  • Oxford University Press
  • American Physical Society
  • ProQuest
  • British Library
  • Public Library of Science
  • Dryad
  • Springer
  • Taylor and Francis
  • Elsevier
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Figshare
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Wiley
  • IEEE


View the growing full list for more details, including the status of their participation

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