ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is an international, non-profit organisation. The ORCID web-based system allows any researcher to get a unique ORCID ID number and develop a list of publications attached to that number.
- Free to join.
- Integrates well with other author identifiers (Scopus, ResearcherID or LinkedIn)
- Allows you to be easy identified, especially from researchers with similar names.
- Protects your ID permanently.
- Linking your DOI’s to your ORCID makes it easy for people to find you and your publications.
- Time to upkeep