Do you have a Persistent Identifier (or PID for short)?
You maybe use or heard about DOIs (digital object identifiers), an identifiers that can be used to find articles or journals and will always give access to the resource, unlike an URL that can break and sometimes lead to an error message. This type of identifiers exists also for a person.
The ORCID ID
You may have a homonym (even one in the same field of research than you) or you name can appear differently depending on the publisher or website. This can make difficult to attribute your work correctly. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) lets you create your own personal identifier that can be useful for two main reasons:
- It improves the attribution and discoverability of your work
- It is compatible with 71 publishers (including Elservier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis and Emerald) and help you with the article application
How to register
Creating an ORCID ID is free, easy and quick, just click here and follow the steps.
The ORCID ID is not the only personal identifier out there, e.g. Clarivate provide the possibility to create a Researcher ID. The good news is that you do not have to choose between them, if you already have a PID but wishes to create an ORCID ID you can easily link you two (or more) identifiers.