ORCID—Connecting Research to Researchers

Authors who have submitted papers recently to GIE may have noticed something new—a prompt to register for an ORCID identifier. Founded in 2010, ORCID is a non-profit organization developing an open registry of unique personal identifiers for researchers and scholars. ORCID identifiers, a unique 16-digit number, connect researchers and scholars with their contributions and published works. The ORCID Registry is available in a number of languages, including English, Chinese, French, and Spanish. Since ORCID’s launch in 2011, over 300,000 unique identifiers have been established and added to the Registry.


“ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.” –ORCID About section

Registering for an ORCID identifier is easy! You can register for your ORCID identifier directly through the ORCID site or even through EES, GIE’s editorial system. Simply follow the prompts to register as a new user and claim your ORCID identifier.

Once you have registered, you can personalize your ORCID record with your professional information and link to other identifiers, such as Scopus, ResearcherID, or LinkedIn. Authors can link their ORCID iD to existing publications, consolidating their work into a single registry. ORCID integration is expanding throughout the publishing and research communities and is being incorporated into grant and funding applications and dataset repositories.

ORCID iDSixteen-digit ORCID researcher iD

How does this help researchers and authors? Since ORCID identifiers are embedded at the submission process, authors receive better recognition for their work. Authors using an ORCID identifier will be able to easily attach their identity to their publications, research, datasets, grant applications, and more.

Register for your ORCID iD on the ORCID website or through GIE‘s online editorial system, EES.

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