Publishers starting to require ORCID

If you haven’t heard of an ORCID iD, you might soon. ORCID creates and maintains a registry of unique identifiers for researchers, and they announced this week that a group of seven publishers will begin requiring authors to use an ORCID identifier (iD) during the publication process. Read ORCID’s announcement.

These publishers include:

  • The American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • eLife
  • EMBO
  • Hindawi
  • the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS)
  • The Royal Society

As development of the Dartmouth Academic Commons (DAC) continues, we are diligently working to inform faculty about ORCID and help them create and populate theirs. ORCID is important because it helps you:

[Open repository work at Dartmouth is transitioning. For the most current information about the status of open repository development for the Dartmouth faculty scholarship, please see:]

  • reliably and unambiguously link yourself with your complete, correct, and current scholarly output
  • ensure that the scholarly community can distinguish and track your unique contributions as an author, researcher, grantee, faculty, or inventor
  • reduce time in identifying your own scholarly output
  • keep track of and report your work with funders, publishers, and institutions
  • make your data available for use in repositories such as the developing Dartmouth Academic Commons
  • Create your ORCID now using your email!

More questions? Contact us in the Scholarly Communication Program:

Barbara DeFelice, Program Director
Jen Green, Digital Scholarship Librarian
Our offices are located in Berry Library, Room 180

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