Authors need to use an ORCID id

Published on
January 8, 2016

The ORCID id is increasingly being used by publishers and funders to identify researchers. Several publishers require authors to use an ORCID id when they want to publish. These include the Public Library of Science (PLoS). PLoS is an important Open Access publisher for Wageningen UR. Because of its growing importance, we recommend that you create an ORCID id.

This year six publishers will start requiring authors to use an ORCID id in the publication process. ORCID is an independent consortium of publishers, funders and research institutions. This non-profit organization is an effort by the scholarly publishing community to create unique identifiers for scientists. The identifier can be used to create publication lists or to identify yourself to publishers and funders.

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is one of six publishers that will start requiring an ORCID. PLoS is an important publisher for Wageningen UR researchers. The remaining five publishers are the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), eLife, The American Geophysical Union (AGU), EMBO and Hindawi. They join the Royal Society, which already requires an ORCID id for their authors.

It is also possible to add the ORCID id to your We@WUR profile.