Have you got your ORCID numbet yet?
What is ORCiD?
ORCiD, or “Open Researcher Contributor Identification Initiative” is an alphanumeric code uniquely assigned to scientific and academic authors.
Why to get an ORCiD I.D.?
· Due to many duplicates or variations of a single personal name, one particular author’s contributions to academia can be hard to electronically recognize.
· Similarly, with name changes due to marriage, cultural differences in name order and differing writing systems, inconsistent use of a name and first-name abbreviations, and even false identities, many works can become lost or confused in a sea of “John Smiths”.
· Its free.
· An unchangeable and universally recognized identity, as offered by ORCiD, therefore makes attribution of works, and discovery of articles much easier; your work is much more easily distinguishable from others with similar names; you can therefore easily add your unique identity to research objects across disciplines without having to consistently re-enter the same data.
· Launched in October 2012, ORCiD now has over 65 member organizations, including many publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Thomson Reuters Research.
How to register?
Visit http://orcid.org/ and click on “register”
Registration takes no more than 30 seconds, and you can use your ORCID identifier whenever you submit works, on your peronal website, when applying for funding, or in any research workflow to ensure you get the deserved credit for your work.