Why are you doing this?
We want our authors to share their discoveries and receive proper credit for doing so, which is why we have introduced a six-month trial to mandate ORCID iDs for authors publishing across 46 of our journals effective as of April 27, 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of our authors already support ORCID, and our technical and production platforms are already very well integrated, but we hope that the upcoming trial will go further to ensure that even more academics register for an ORCID iD and get recognition for their work. We are very proud of the growth of ORCID, an organisation that we helped to set up back in 2010. We have also signed the open letter on ‘Requiring ORCID in Publication Workflows’
How do I know which journals require an ORCID ID?
Journals trialling the ORCID mandate will include:
From Nature Research
Nature Astronomy; Nature Cell Biology; Nature Chemistry; Nature Climate Change; Nature Ecology & Evolution; Nature Genetics; Nature Human Behaviour; Nature Immunology; Nature Methods; Nature Microbiology; Nature Neuroscience; Nature Physics; Nature Plants; Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
From BioMed Central
BMC Evolutionary Biology; BMC Genetics; BMC Microbiology; BMC Neuroscience; BMC Veterinary Research; BMC Anesthesiology; BMC Cardiovascular Disorders; BMC Medical Genetics; BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; BMC Women’s Health.
Agroforestry Systems; Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; Clinical and Experimental Medicine; Clinical and Translational Oncology; Comparative Clinical Pathology; Environmental Chemistry Letters; European Archives of ORL; European Journal of Forest Research; International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management; Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology; Journal of Molecular Neuroscience; Journal of Neuro-Oncology; Lung; Medical Oncology; Molecular Neurobiology; Neurological Sciences; Neurosurgical Review; Obesity Surgery; Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio-Technology; Techniques in Coloproctology.
From Springer Open
Where do I indicate my ORCID?
During the article submission process there will be a clearly marked place within the manuscript submission system for the corresponding author to input their ORCID ID. We will subsequently collect and store the authenticated iDs so that next time your use our system your information will already be available.
If you do not already have an ORCID ID, there will be a link to the page on orcid.org where you can very easily register for one. This process is quick and absolutely free.
How will this trial be measured and evaluated?
The trial will last for six months and researchers’ perceptions will be evaluated at the end of that period. If you would like to give us feedback on this trial, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I also use ORCID for books and chapters I publish with Springer Nature?
Absolutely! In November 2015 Springer Nature announced that they would be the first publisher to enable all Springer and Palgrave Macmillan authors and editors to apply their ORCID IDs to academic books and chapters.
How is ORCID integrated at Springer Nature?
Springer Nature is the first major publisher to be awarded the Authenticate, Collect, Display, and Connect badges for ORCID’s integration and engagement program, Collect & Connect, developed to streamline the integration process and foster a shared user experience.
We have implemented ORCID iDs in book, proceedings and journal workflows so that authors and editors benefit from all the advantages of ORCID. Submitted and verified ORCID iDs appear on the article PDF, website and in the underlying metadata XML. This enables authors with an ORCID iD to authorize Crossref to automatically push information about their published work to their ORCID record every time you publish using your ORCID iD.
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