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Scholarly Communication: ORCID@Pitt


November 28, 2016
WILEY NOW REQUIRING AN ORCID iD FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS 500 Wiley journals will require the submitting author to provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. Submitting ORCID iDs will raise awareness of ORCID among researchers, increase discoverability, and ensure that authors and reviewers get credit for their contributions. Wiley joins Science, Public Library of Science (PLoS), IEEE, eLife, EMBO and Hindawi in requiring ORCID iDs on submission. Don't have an ORCID iD? Register here for your own ORCID iD.

ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID

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What is ORCID?

An ORCID iD is a unique and persistent identifier for researchers -- an ID number that can help make your scholarship easier to find and attribute so that you get credit for all that you do throughout your career.


    ORCID Hub of Interoperability                                                                                


Your ORCID iD is the hub in the scholarly communication environment, ensuring interoperability between you and your publisher(s), employer institution(s), and funder(s).

Video: What Is ORCID? (4:17)

Researcher Benefits

Having an ORCID iD will:

Make your work more discoverable by others;
Distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names;
Connect your research to yourself throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication;
Minimize the time you spend entering data when submitting research for publication or applying for grants!

Pitt is an institutional member of ORCID. Be sure to share your ORCID iD with Pitt as a 'trusted party' to allow the University to:

  • More easily showcase your scholarly output and that of the entire University
  • Populate local systems to support networking and collaboration
  • Automate annual reporting efforts

ORCID iDs are used more and more:

  • by publishers in manuscript submission and data repositories
  • by professional societies to manage membership, authorship and conferences
  • by funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to facilitate forms submission. For example, ORCID iDs can be linked to SciENcv to generate required NIH and NSF biosketches.

ORCID at PITT : Register Today!

Register now! Claim your free ORCID iD at  (Important: Grant trusted status to University of Pittsburgh.)

Special note: Major publishers such as Science, Public Library of Science (PLoS), IEEE, eLife, EMBO and Hindawi are requiring ORCID iDs with manuscript submission in 2016. Be prepared!

I just got my ORCID iD. What can I do with it now?

ORCID and Your Data

ORCID is an open, global, nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain an international system of research IDs.

The information in your ORCID profile -- positions held, articles published, grants received, email addresses, organizations affiliated with -- is non-sensitive and available from other public sources. ORCID users can set certain information to "private," including their iDs.  However, there are good reasons for you, your program, and for the University to share at least some of your profile information with a trusted party like Pitt.

Learn more about ORCID Privacy Settings here.

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