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An ORCID Identifier is an Alphanumeric Code that ...



  • (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORCID Retrieved:2015-6-3.
    • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors.[1] [2] [3] This addresses the problem that a particular author's contributions to the scientific literature or publications in the humanities can be hard to recognize as most personal names are not unique, they can change (such as with marriage), have cultural differences in name order, contain inconsistent use of first-name abbreviations and employ different writing systems. It provides a persistent identity for humans, similar to that created for content-related entities on digital networks by digital object identifiers (DOIs). [4] The ORCID organization offers an open and independent registry intended to be the de facto standard for contributor identification in research and academic publishing. On 16 October 2012, ORCID launched its registry services and started issuing user identifiers.
  1. Editorial (2009). “Credit where credit is due". Nature. 462: 825.
  2. ORCID website
  3. News (30 May 2012) "Scientists: your number is up: ORCID scheme will give researchers unique identifiers to improve tracking of publications.", Declan Butler, "Nature". 485: 564
  4. CrossRef & ORCID


  • Haak, Laurel L., Martin Fenner, Laura Paglione, Ed Pentz, and Howard Ratner. "ORCID: a system to uniquely identify researchers." Learned Publishing 25, no. 4 (2012): 259-264.