ORCID and publishers: connecting researchers with research

By Ana Heredia, Gabriela Mejias

SciELO Brazil, a member of the Brazilian ORCID consortium and a pioneer of open access publishing, has been partnering with ORCID since 2017. With their encouragement, more than 75 of the journals using the SciELO platform are now requesting ORCID iDs during article submission and several have also signed our Open Letter. By the end of 2019, about 290 SciELO Brazilian indexed-journals will require ORCID iDs for authors during the submission process.

SciELO is part of the broader publishing community, which has been an enthusiastic adopter of ORCID. Publishers have been embedding iDs in manuscript submission systems since ORCID’s launch, and are leading the field in using ORCID to recognize peer review activities. Researchers are still most likely to use their iD in a publication workflow, and there are well over 32m works connected with ORCID records, representing more than 10m unique DOIs.

To achieve our mantra of “enter once, reuse often” we rely on organizations to connect – assert – validated data to researchers’ ORCID records. For publishers this means asserting works metadata (publications, datasets, peer review activities, etc.). To ensure that these assertions can be trusted, it is critical that publishers and journals collect authenticated iDs. When a researcher signs in to (or “authenticates”) their iD and grants permission to an organization to access it, you can be certain that researcher control and privacy are respected, while also ensuring that you have the correct iD for that author. Researchers benefit from this cooperation, by being correctly and uniquely identified when using their iD during submission and being accurately connected with their contributions.

With the researcher’s permission, ORCID members (“Trusted organizations”) can also read, add and update information on that record. Publishers play a big role in this: close to 2,000 journals are now requiring iDs for corresponding authors during manuscript submission, around 9,000 journals are collecting iDs, and more than 2,400 publishers are embedding iDs in the DOI metadata provided to Crossref, who can then automatically update the author’s ORCID record.

ORCID is all about community and we engage closely with organizations across all sectors. For the publishing community, this includes:

  • Publishers Open Letter1: signatories commit to requiring ORCID iDs following our best-practice implementation standards. More than 60 publishers have already signed.
  • ORCID for Publishers2: a web page with resources and best-practice guidelines including ORCID-enabled publishing systems, case studies, and iD display guidelines.
  • ORCID & Peer Review3: how and why to use the ORCID API to recognize reviewer activities.
  • ORCID Publishing User Group4: a community forum for anyone involved in publishing, with regular webinars on topics of interest.
  • User Facilities and Publications Working Group5: a community group using ORCID and other identifiers to facilitate the citation of research collections and resources.

There’s a lot more to do, to streamline data entry for researchers, ensure credit for work is acknowledged, and to surface the broad range of activities that researchers engage in. We invite everyone who is interested in making this vision a reality to join us! Sign up for our dedicated Publishers group4 to stay informed and be part of the conversation.

You are also welcome to contact us directly at <community@orcid.org>. We speak your language and we’d love to hear from you!

Notes

1. ORCID Open Letter – Publishers [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/content/requiring-orcid-publication-workflows-open-letter

2. ORCID for publishers [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/organizations/publishers

3. Workflow: Peer review [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://members.orcid.org/api/workflow/peer-review

4. Publishing community users <https://community.orcid.org/c/publishingcommunityusers>

5. User Facilities and Publications Working Group [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/content/user-facilities-and-publications-working-group

References

BROWN, J. What’s so special about signing in? [online] ORCID Blog, 2017 [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/blog/2017/02/20/whats-so-special-about-signing.

Case studies: Publishers using ORCID [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/content/case-studies-publishers-using-orcid

ORCID Events [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/about/events

ORCID for publishers [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/organizations/publishers

ORCID Open Letter – Publishers [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/content/requiring-orcid-publication-workflows-open-letter

Our Mission [online]. ORCID [viewed 18 May 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid/mission

Support for ORCID in publishing systems [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://members.orcid.org/api/vendors/publisher-tools

Supported work types [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://members.orcid.org/api/resources/work-types

Trademark and iD display guidelines [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/trademark-and-id-display-guidelines

User Facilities and Publications Working Group [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://orcid.org/content/user-facilities-and-publications-working-group

Workflow: Peer review [online]. ORCID [viewed 31 October 2018]. Available from: https://members.orcid.org/api/workflow/peer-review

External links

ORCID <https://orcid.org/>

ORCID Member Support Center <https://members.orcid.org/>

Publishing community users <https://community.orcid.org/c/publishingcommunityusers>

 

About Ana Heredia

Ana Heredia is ORCID’s Engagement Manager in the Americas. She is responsible for driving ORCID awareness, promoting adoption and engagement, and building strategic relationships with the government, academic, and publishing communities in Latin America. Previously Ana worked with the publisher Elsevier as a research solutions consultant and a scientific journals publisher.

About Gabriela Mejias

Gabriela Mejias is ORCID’s Engage Lead in Europe. Gabriela is responsible for developing the community adoption of ORCID. She onboards and supports institutional members as they build and upgrade their integrations and engages with the wider community delivering training and presentations. Before joining ORCID, she worked in the fields of recruiting, marketing, and operations.

 

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HEREDIA, A. and MEJIAS, G. ORCID and publishers: connecting researchers with research [online]. SciELO in Perspective, 2018 [viewed ]. Available from: https://blog.scielo.org/en/2018/11/07/orcid-and-publishers-connecting-researchers-with-research/

 

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