An ORCID iD is a unique identifier for an individual. It allows everyone (authors, publishers, funders, and research institutions) to identify the work that you do, and accurately attribute it.
Enter once, when you submit a paper, then watch as your ORCID record is automatically updated as your work is published, registered with Crossref, and enters the global citation network.
This service is a classic example of our community infrastructure at work. Registering and sharing metadata and open persistent identifiers—such as ORCID iDs and Digital Object Identifiers— means systems can communicate with each other to save everyone a lot of time and effort.
When members register their content with Crossref, we encourage the inclusion of ORCID iDs, unique codes that identify the individual(s) who contributed to that publication. When an iD is included in the metadata provided to Crossref along with other information about the work such as title, date, and DOI, we can automatically update the author’s ORCID record on publication (with their permission).
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