Researchers are at the heart of everything that scholarly and research publishers do. ORCID iDs are being actively* used by over 7.6 million researchers every year (and growing!). ORCID enables your authors, editors, and reviewers to reliably connect to their contributions and share accurate information from their ORCID record as they interact with your publishing systems. This is vital to indexing, search and discovery, publication tracking, funding and resource use attribution, and supporting peer review.
Benefits for Publishers
ORCID is a critical part of the scholarly communications ecosystem, without which these benefits would not be possible for publishers:
- Understand your researchers: Collect authenticated iDs for your authors and reviewers to better understand their academic records. ORCID can also help with OA policy compliance and transformative agreement management by acting as an open, trusted source of affiliation data.
- Better reviewer selection: More complete profile data makes reviewer selection process easier and helps to discover possible conflicts of interest. When recruiting new reviewers, editors can assign reviews based on previous contributions and activities.
- Peer review recognition: Acknowledge reviewers’ expertise and provide recognition for all their contributions—reviews, editorial board membership, etc.
- Enhanced discoverability for your authors: Writing publication data to your authors’ ORCID records increases discoverability and helps them claim credit for their work.
- A more consistent experience: Having your users sign in with ORCID reduces the frustration and burden of managing multiple credentials. Linking authors between different systems saves time during submission, review, and reporting.
- Interconnected infrastructure: The ORCID registry is an open, interconnected hub of profile data. By integrating with ORCID, you can contribute publication data and extend the reach of your systems. Consuming interoperable data from ORCID helps reduce your dependence on costly proprietary systems.
ORCID supports a growing variety of work types
Large and small publishers all over the globe are already actively supporting the collection and use of ORCID iDs for authors and reviewers during the publication process:
- Journal Articles
- Books and Book chapters
- Conference papers
- A variety of other works
ORCID allows for information to be easily shared, ensures researchers can provide consent to share, saves researchers time and hassle, reduces the risk of errors, and critically, enables researchers to get the credit they deserve for the important work they’re doing.
Join your publishing colleagues in a community of practice
You can see a full list of ORCID publisher members on our ORCID Member Organizations page (sort by Research Community – Publishers). Sign the ORCID open letter and join the growing global community of publishers committed to implementing ORCID best practices for publishers.
Learn how other publishers are using ORCID
- Use our workflow-based documentation to build ORCID into your submission, production, and peer review workflows
- Visit our outreach resources page for communications ideas and support
*Active ORCID iDs are defined as populated, connected to a trusted organization, and updated.