Get an ORCID account to increase the visibility of your research and save time with manuscript submissions or grant applications.
What is ORCID?
It is an ID for researchers. It is what ISBN is for books, ISSN for journals and DOI for articles and data. It looks like a credit card number: 0000-0001-6022-2666. It ensures other research systems and services know who you are.
It provides a unique and persistent personal identifier for researchers and scholars, connecting you and your research activities throughout your career.
Why should I get it?
Signing up for an ORCID identifier and using it in your research workflows could ensure that you receive credit for your work. It can also simplify manuscript submissions, help with grant submissions and improve author search results. An ORCID will facilitate the maintenance of researcher profiles such as SCOPUS and ResearcherID. However, unlike Google Scholar, Academia.edu, or ResearchGate, ORCID is NOT a researcher profile system (although it can serve that purpose). Get the most benifit by populating your account with your academic output. This can be an automatic process by using it with Crossref for example. ORCID is free, open, mobile, non commercial and community-driven.
How do I get it?
Go to ORCID.org and create an account in three easy steps.