ORCID®, the company that manages and creates ORCID iDs, is a not-for-profit organization that is supported by member organization fees. ORCID iDs are the most well-known author IDs used and implemented in the world, and a growing number of publishers and research funders require ORCID iD registration before submission of a grant application or manuscript.
The unique ORCID iD persistently identifies researchers and contributors, which ensures that researchers are getting credit for their work without having to consistently monitor the variations of their name on all the numerous platforms and databases.
If you have not already done so, it takes only about 30 seconds to register for an ORCID iD. You can include your ORCID iD link it to other identifiers and profiles, such as Scopus, ResearcherID, LinkedIn, and your Google Scholar Profile. Here are some of the benefits of registering for an ORCID iD:
After you register for an ORCID iD, you can enhance your profile by adding your publications, presentations, and other research outputs. It’s recommended that you include the digital object identifier (DOI) to the record, and if possible, provide a link or DOI to an open access (OA) version of the record.
Below is a screenshot of an example of an ORCID iD record with a DOI that redirects to the publisher's version of record and a URL to the Open Access (OA) version of record in the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)
If you are a K-State faculty member, you can email the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to add your scholarly works to K-REx. Or, visit the K-State copyright website's faculty page.