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Publishers to require ORCID identifiers for authors

Tuesday 19 Jan 16
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Seven publishers have announced that they will begin requiring authors to use ORCID.

According to the ORCID organisation a group of seven publishers has announced that, during 2016, they will begin requiring authors to use an ORCID identifier (iD) during the publication process.

Thus the American Geophysical Union (AGU), eLife, EMBO, Hindawi, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) has joined the Royal Society – which already (as of January 1, 2016) requires its authors to include iDs at submission – in making this commitment.

ORCIDs are persistent identifiers for researchers. Using an ORCID ensures that researchers can be easily and correctly connected with their research activities, outputs, and affiliations. Over 200 research platforms and workflow systems collect and connect iDs from researchers: grant application and publishing systems, association management systems, and university CRIS and other research information systems. Some funders have started to require ORCIDs as part of the grant proposal process.

Over 1.8 million researchers globally have registered for an iD, understanding the value a digital name provides in enhancing discoverability and reducing their reporting paperwork. 

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Part of text from Alice Meadows, orcid.org

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