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Scholarly Publishing: Manage Your Identity with ORCID iD

Getting Started

An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) iD is a numeric code, unique to you, that automatically links you to your professional activities to make it easier for people to find your work. Unlike other author-identifier systems, the ORCID iD is not tied to a specific platform. Clark Library recommends that you register with ORCID to identify your work across platforms.

Why Create an ORCID iD?

Having an ORCID iD can ensure that your publications are associated with you, regardless of the name you used at the time of publication. This short (4:17) video explains the advantages of ORCID iD:

How to Start Using ORCID

Step 1: Register for your ORCID iD @ https://orcid.org/register.

Step 2: Add your scholarly works to your ORCID iD record. ORCID iD makes it easy to add your works with automated tools that import your works from other systems including RefWorks, or that allow you to add works manually. Learn more. 

Step 3: Use your ORCiD ID to quickly link people to your scholarly works:

  • on your personal webpage, institution directory, social media accounts, or email signature
  • in conference presentations and posters
  • for manuscript submissions and grant proposals

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