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ORCiD: ORCID and Publishers

You may have heard of ORCID iDs but don't know what they are for or how to create one. This guide explains why you might need one, how to sign up and how ORCID identifiers are being used by organisations, publishers and funding organisations.

ORCID and publishers

Many publishers are now integrating ORCID iDs into their workflows. This has several advantages to the researcher. 

  • You can have a single sign-in step to a manuscript submission system rather than having to complete a long form each time
  • Your preferred version of your name and your institutional affiliation will be used on each publication so that you get appropriate credit for all your outputs
  • If your paper is accepted, your ORCID iD may be included in the metadata. This means it will be easier for others to find and the publisher can add it to your ORCID profile automatically (if you have given them permission) 
  • Authors and reviewers can be correctly identified during the manuscript submission and review process
  • If you are providing a peer review for a journal, this peer review activity can be added to your ORCID record.
  • If a journal uses open peer review, a link to the completed review can be added to your ORCID profile. This means that you get credit for all your professional academic activities

Linking your ORCID iD to manuscript submission systems

You can link your ORCID iD to many journal submission systems such as Editorial Manager, ScholarOne, eJournalPress, HighWire's Bench>Press and some versions of OJS. 

The videos below explain how to add your ORCID identifier to ScholarOne and Editorial Manager


Editorial Manager

Publishers using ORCID

More than 3000 journals already collect ORCID iDs from corresponding authors

Publishers already using ORCID

AIP Publishing
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - publishers of Science
Copernicus Publications
Karger Publishers
Nature Publishing Group
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA - PNAS
Public Library of Science - PLOS
Royal Society of Chemistry 

In November 2015, a group of publishers published an open letter declaring that they will require ORCID iDs in the publishing process for their journals. Signatories include The Royal Society, EMBO Press, ScienceOpen, The Company of Biologists, eLife, eJournalPress and the Americal Geophysical Union. 

Why have an ORCID ID?

Publishers Wiley explain why an ORCID iD can save researchers time and makes sure that they get credit for their research outputs.