Many of our workflows enable members to connect works/funding with all collaborators. Ideally, works/funding items should be connected with all collaborators, and this is not as difficult as it sounds.
- The publisher/repository/funder collects co-author/collaborators email addresses on submission.
- The publisher/repository/funder emails the co-authors/collaborators a specially crafted link that redirects them back to the publishing website via ORCID authentication.
- The publisher/repository/funder uses the authenticated ID to populate their work/funding metadata
- The publisher/repository/funder uses the permission to update the co-author’s/collaborators ORCID record with the work/funding metadata
Collecting authenticated ORCID iDs for all the collaborators ensures that they are recognized for their contribution, identified correctly within your own systems and within the works and funding metadata.
Works metadata can be updated if the co-author provides you with their authenticated iD once the article has been accepted or published.
Collecting via text boxes or search will inevitably result in misattribution, so should be avoided.