Will the ORCID appear in the article people write? I could not find an article in which ORCID was included. Can somebody point out some examples if there are any?
ORCID identifiers do not mean much when you write them on the first page of a paper. Humans usually prefer to see affiliations or email addresses, because they carry more meaning.
However, ORCID iDs are very useful when they are included in the metadata associated with the article. This helps search engines and research information systems identify the authors the paper. As this metadata is rarely shown directly to users, it is not so easy to observe ORCID iDs in the wild. Here are a few examples:
- Some papers registered on CrossRef or DataCite have ORCID iDs associated with their authors. For instance, you can search for the papers associated with 0000-0001-5556-6616.
- Some repositories also store ORCID iDs, such as Zenodo: for instance, this paper has an id in its metadata.
- Some research information systems such as Dissemin display ORCID identified authors with the ORCID logo, as in this example.
Europe PMC have been displaying it on the site since 2013. Nature also started in 2013 - click on Chen Dong's name in this article and you'll see his ORCID ID. There are plenty of other examples out there, Springer, Wiley etc etc.
Some publishers display ORCID IDs on their article pages or author pages, others have not yet got round to it. Even if they are not yet displaying it on their article pages, the ID is often propagated to Crossref or Datacite via DOI metadata. This helps discoverability and disambiguation and also allows for auto updating of ORCID records.