What is ORCID?

ORCID is a non-profit organisation that provides a system of identification for authors. An ORCID id is unique to an individual and acts as a persistent digital identifier to ensure that authors (particularly those with relatively common names) can be distinguished and their work properly attributed and linked to research.

Learn more at orcid.org.

How and why do we collect ORCID iDs?

Our submission system (OJS) supports ORCID, allowing authors to enter their unique identifier upon registration or submission.

We encourage all authors to provide us with their ORCID id to ensure our authors receive credit for their work.

When you click the “Authorize” button in the ORCID popup, we will ask you to share your iD using an authenticated process: either by registering for an ORCID iD or, if you already have one, to sign into your ORCID account, then granting us permission to get your ORCID iD. We do this to ensure that you are correctly identified and securely connecting your ORCID iD.

Learn more in What’s so special about signing in.

Where are ORCID iDs displayed?

To acknowledge that you have used your iD and that it has been authenticated, we display the ORCID iD icon  alongside your name on the article page of your submission and on your public user profile.

Learn more in How should an ORCID iD be displayed.

For more information and for details on how to get a unique ORCID identifier visit their website:



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