Funders & Scholarly Publishers begin Requiring ORCID IDs

Funders & Scholarly Publishers begin Requiring ORCID IDs
Jenny James Lee
February 26, 2016

ORCID is an international, non-profit consortium of publishers, funders, research, and academic organizations that builds and maintains a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars. ORCID iDs are persistent digital identifiers that distinguish scholars & researchers from one another. Over the last several years a number of grant and manuscript submission systems have adopted ORCID, providing researchers the opportunity to identify themselves with their ORCID iD.

Earlier this year a number of scholarly publishers announced that they will begin requiring ORCID iDs for, at minimum, corresponding authors during 2016. Publishers of note to the Drexel community who have signed on include PLoS, the Royal Society, IEEE, and the Science journals.

Some funding agencies have been requiring ORCID iDs since last year, including Autism Speaks, the Wellcome Trust, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Don’t have an ORCID iD? It’s simple and fast to create one and the Drexel Libraries have an overview to get you started. More and more, ORCID connects to a variety of systems in the research workflow bringing the benefits of interoperability (savings of time & effort) to authors and researchers. Identify yourself, save time & get an ORCID iD.