Researchers are at the heart of everything that scholarly and research publishers do. ORCID iDs are being actively* used by nearly five 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:
- At the time of submission
- Reduce password fatigue for your researchers by providing Single Sign-On (SSO) across journals and platforms
- Reduce administrative burden by linking accounts across internal and external systems
- Improve data collection by easily discovering previously published works, datasets, affiliations and funding received by the researchers your systems interact with. Use them to pre-populate forms, join data with papers, and acknowledge funding, and
- Improve visibility of your local profile pages by updating ORCID records to point to them
- In the review/editorial process
- Reward peer reviewers and editors by giving them credit for their efforts by updating their records
- Identify reviewers and assign review tasks based on previous contributions and activities, and
- Assist reviewers and editors by providing more details about the authors
- At and after publication
- Minimize confusion and improve reporting by disambiguating similarly named authors within your application
- Engender higher levels of trust by enabling readers to discover more about the authors of the papers they’re reading, and
- Reduce administrative burden by automatically updating ORCID records when works are published so they’re discoverable by other systems, including funders, indexers and research organizations
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.