ORCiD now mandatory for submitting authorsSubmitted by editor on 7 March 2016.
From March 2016, it is mandatory for the submitting author to provide an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) via our ScholarOne system. Co-authors and reviewers are strongly encouraged to also connect their ScholarOne accounts to ORCiD, but it is not mandatory.
ORCiD provides a unique digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. The ID supports authentication across multiple platforms and allow you to link all your research activities together with a unique identifier. This will help you to get full credit for all your work and will also allow you to keep your contact information and affiliations up-to-date.
You can easily connect your existing publications and merits to your ORCiD via systems such as Crossref, Scopus, ResearcherID, Publons etc. Future publications can automatically be added to your ORCiD through publisher integrations. Funders, universities and data repositories have all started to see the potential with ORCiD and can, after your approval, also access your merits.
You will still remain in complete control of your privacy and can easily chose the level of information that can be accessed by others.
ORCiD is a non-profit organisation and completely free to use. Setting up an account only takes a couple of minutes. Please follow this link for more information. http://orcid.org/
We strongly believe that the increased use and integration of ORCiD identifiers will be beneficial for the whole research community!
What is ORCID? Watch video of why ORCID is useful here