ORCID iDs at Springer Nature

Attach your identity to your research and receive recognition for your work

What is ORCID?

ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides researchers with a unique digital identifier. These identifiers can be used by editors, funding agencies, publishers, and institutions to reliably identify individuals in the same way that ISBNs and DOIs identify books and articles. Thus the risk of confusing your identity with another researcher with the same name is eliminated. The ORCID website provides researchers with a page where your comprehensive research activity can be stored.

Springer Nature collaborates with the ORCID organization to ensure that your research contributions (as authors and peer reviewers) are correctly attributed to you.

How can I get an ORCID iD?

  • Registration is free at orcid.org/register. It takes less than a minute.
  • You register only once and can use your ORCID iD permanently.

Upon registration, you will get an ORCID record that you can control in terms of  content and decide who will be able to see it. 

What an ORCID iD can be used for?

How can I use the ORCID iD as an Author?

  • You can include your ORCID iD in our manuscript submission systems. If needed, you can also register for the iD during the submission process. 
  • Your ORCID iD will be displayed on the published work.
  • Sharing your ORCID record makes it easier to draw attention to your work and show your academic track record in a concise format. It will help improve the discoverability of your research and support collaboration within the research community.

Following a successful trial in 2017 to mandate ORCID identifiers for corresponding authors to 46 Springer Nature journals (including 14 Nature-branded journals, 10 BMC journals and 22 Springer journals), we are happy to support journals that wish to apply a mandate at submission or publication.



How do I add my peer reviews to my ORCID record?

Springer Nature is committed to recognizing the valuable and critical role performed by peer reviewers. We fully support verifying and crediting your review activity directly from our manuscript submission systems to ORCID.

  • When you submit your review you will be given the chance to opt-in to this service.
  • If you choose to opt-in, you will be asked to log-in to your ORCID account. If you do not already have an ORCID account you can create one. 
  • After you successfully log in to ORCID, Springer Nature will transfer verification of your review activity to ORCiD, but not the review itself. Your review activity will be shown on your ORCiD profile. Only the year of the review and the journal (or book series) title will be shown.
  • You will be asked to opt in or out for every review, however reviews of  multiple revisions of the same manuscript will show as a single review activity on ORCID, with the year of the most recent review.
  • The record may be deleted at any time by contacting ORCiD directly.
  • Springer Nature cannot upload verification of past reviews to ORCID.

To identify additional peer recognition services offered by Springer Nature, please visit our dedicated peer-reviewer page.

ORCID profile page example

ORCID profile page example

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