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Getting published: A guide from journal writing to academic impact: ORCID


With growing amounts of Open Access research available and metrics counting usage,
your work could easily get confused with that of someone else. ORCID is here to help! 


What is ORCID? 

ORCID stands for Open Research Contributor Identification. It provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name when they engage in research and scholarship. ORCID is an internationally recognised mechanism for distinguishing individuals from others with the same name and linking them to their academic work, for example:


What are the pros and cons?

 Use your ORCID profile as your online CV and your outputs can be recorded as you publish.

  Easily display your existing outputs and successful research grants on your ORCID profile. You can import publication records from some of the biggest literature databases using the Search and Link feature.

  If you change your name, or your institution, your ORCID and all its content remains and same and goes with you.

  How your ORCID is used is completely under your control. The settings allow you to make your profile content public or private. The full benefits of ORCID are only available to a profile that is public.

  Showcase all of your research. ORCID provides the ability to find all publications associated with a single author, including research that hasn’t been published.


  Some people, either by accident or on purpose, can end up with multiple ORCIDs - causing confusion! There have been cases where fake journal articles have been published anonymously, with authors using ORCIDs to mask their identity.



Registering for an ORCID is straightforward; simply go to and register using your academic or professional email address. Once you have an ORCID you can use it in any system relating to scholarly activities. Don't forget to include your ORCID when depositing your research on UDORA!