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What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is an international, not-for-profit organisation created for the benefit of researchers, research organisations, funders, and publishers.

An ORCID iD is a unique and persistent digital identifier used to disambiguate researchers from one another. The iD supports authentication across multiple platforms allowing researchers to link their professional activities and publications to their unique record; ensuring their scholarly contributions are properly attributed and permanently showcased.

Many funders and research organisations are actively supporting the use of ORCiD iDs, by embedding them into key workflows to assert connections between every stage of the research life cycle. Accurate information is also vital to indexing, search and discovery, publication tracking, funding, and supporting peer review.


Authentication and display

JPNS has supported the use of ORCID by integrating ORCID into our submission systems. JPNS has publishing primarily original research mandate ORCID iDs for all submitting authors; this is published on the final article to promote discoverability and credit. Co-authors and reviewers are strongly encouraged to also connect their ScholarOne accounts to ORCID. For those who do not currently have an iD they will be required to register, but this is free and takes a matter of seconds.