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Questions tagged [digital-researcher-id]

On the use of standard, persistent digital identifiers for research authors (e.g. ORCID, ResearcherID).

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How are paper authors uniquely identified?

Some authors have an ORCID ID in order to be identified and distinguished in case of authors with similar name, change of name, different name format, etc. However, some sources don’t provide the ...
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Do I include non-academic works on my ORCID?

A children's book I wrote is about to be published soon. Should I include it in my ORCID account? ORCID is very clearly concerned with academic works. However, it would be nice if someone who wasn't ...
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Why would I want to register with ORCID?

I've noticed that in the ACM article document class you can now list authors' "ORCID" registration key. I've not heard anyone mention that to me before. They Orcid website says: ORCID provides an ...
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Is it appropriate to put master's and bachelor's theses into ORCID web page as dissertations?

I recently registered to ORCID and put information of all my journal articles there. I started to think whether it's appropriate to put my master's and bachelor's theses there as well. ORCID doesn't ...
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Abbreviating the middle-name in the future publications

I have seen some of the previous Q and A regarding this matter (i.e. here, here and here). However, none came close to my specific question that I am asking bellow. I would like to publish under my ...
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When should I register for an ORCID identifier?

I plan on starting my PhD in a few years. Is there any particular time that I should register for an ORCID identifier? Can I do it now (still an undergraduate student), or should I wait for acceptance ...
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ORCID and its QR-code on business card back cover as a researcher?

I am thinking to include my ORCID on my business card back cover as a researcher. I wanna know if this is necessary or too much.
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Why would a journal force me to register on ORCID?

I recently got a paper accepted as a co-author in a relatively good journal. Now that we are at the finalizing phase, I got an email prompting me to give my ORCID identifier and to create one if I don'...
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What to use as a identifier for researchers?

I am preparing the final document of my PhD and I would like to include some kind of identifier to my person – something like a DOI for people. My intention is to to make it easy for the readers of my ...
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Getting ORCIDs by DOI

Is there a web service that retrieves all of the ORCIDs for the authors associated with a DOI? I've looked at crossref.org, but I can't seem to find information on how to do this with their service. ...
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Why using ORCID iDs instead of DOIs to identify researchers?

DOIs are used to identified papers, presentations, datasets, programs, figures, audio files, video files, amongst other things. ORCID iDs are used to identify researchers. Why using ORCID iDs instead ...
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How do I add my ORCID to papers authored by myself?

I have a few papers that have already been accepted and published. I recently signed up for an ORCID. Is is possible to add my ORCID to these already published papers, and if so, how do I do this? ...
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How does ORCID work?

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?
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Does ORCID matter for a person who would like to work in academia?

I just noticed the following words from arXiv: "You are encouraged to associate your ORCID with your arXiv account. ORCID iDs are standard, persistent identifiers for research authors. ORCID iDs will ...
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Is it possible to claim my Elsevier submitted papers on my ORCID publication list?

Elsevier submission portals (normally) have a link to your Orcid number. Regarding this, is it possible to add your submitted papers to Orcid, directly by a link?
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Are there any researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?

Are there any general (not field-specific) researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?
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Is there a benefit to registering digital identification via both ORCID and ResearcherID?

This question is in continuation to the discussion from about a year ago, concerning researcher digital identification: Why use unique digital researcher ID?. It appears that researchers, who would ...
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What are potential downsides of (universal) author IDs pushed for by publishers etc.?

In recent years, several organizations (publishers, arXiv, universities) started pushing for systems of a reliable author identification, gaining considerable traction with the recent launch of ORCID. ...
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Why use unique digital researcher ID?

I recently discover the existence of unique digital identifier for researchers (such as the one proposed by ORCID or ResearcherID). I never really heard about it, maybe because it is not common in ...
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Is there any non-commercial alternative to ResearcherID?

Identifying uniquely a researcher as author of a publication is important. There is a commercial effort to create researcher ID for every researcher. It is not likely to succeed if it is not multiple ...