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.