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Scholarly Publishing: ORCID@GW

A guide to scholarly publishing and scholarly communication activities at Himmelfarb Library.

All About ORCID

What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier number that distinguishes you from other researchers. 

Why get an ORCID? 

Having a unique persistent identifier allows you to: 

  • Maintain and manage your scholarly identity
  • Easily link your profile to articles, conference proceedings, experiments, datasets, and more
  • Differentiate between works authored under variant forms of your own name (ex. A. Brown, AR Brown, Anna R. Brown)
  • Differentiate you from authors with identical or similar names

Additionally, several major scientific publishers and funding institutions are starting to require ORCID. You may be asked to sign up for an ORCID at some point during the publication process. 

What publishers require ORCID?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about ORCID

What is ORCID?

ORCIDs: Maintaining Your Online Identity

Get Your ORCID!

Registering for an ORCID is easy. Go to and follow the three short steps. 

 ORCID Registration

Got an ORCID? Let us know what it is so we can track your scholarly activities and help you measure your impact. Link to Google Form

Linking Your Other Author Accounts

Once you have your ORCID account set up, you can easily import publications from other databases such as Scopus and Researcher ID. You can also link publications using the CrossRef metadata search; CrossRef is a database of all publications that have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). You can find publications via CrossRef search if you have a title, author, or DOI. 

To link your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID profile, follow the instructions in the Scopus to ORCID Wizard. Once you set up the link between these two accounts, new publications will automatically transfer to your ORCID profile when they are added to Scopus. 

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ORCID iDs required for recipients of NIH, AHRQ & CDC grants

Orcid iD Care

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