Take time this summer to register for an ORCID or Open Researcher and Contributor ID. Publishers, funders, and institutions will all ask for your ORCID if they haven’t already.
Why researcher identifiers, and why ORCID?
There are over 40 researchers with the name “S. Smith” at the University of Tennessee alone. A researcher’s name isn’t enough to reliably identify the author of an article published in a journal or a data set uploaded to a digital archive like TRACE at UTK.
Why ORCID? It is an open source, community driven solution to reliably connect researchers with their work.
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.
The ORCID initiative focuses on solving the name ambiguity problem by creating persistent unique identifiers and linking mechanisms between different ID schemes and research objects.
Distinguish yourself in 3 easy steps:
1. Register your unique ORCID identifier at orcid.org.
2. Add your information to ORCID and include your ORCID identifier on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.
3. Use your ORCID ID. Enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers (such as Scopus or ResearcherID or LinkedIn).
ORCID at UTK: As of April 2015, 510 ORCID registrants have @utk.edu email addresses.
ORCID is quickly becoming the community standard among researchers across all disciplines. Since ORCID began in 2012, over 1.2 million researchers have registered for over 7 million works. UT researchers will easily recoup the time spent registering for an ORCID and adding their works to the ORCID record.
See this blog for directions for getting an ORCID and using SCOPUS Wizard to import your citations.
Altmetric for ORCID: Install the Altmetric bookmarklet to see the impact of articles directly in ORCID Records.
Are you interested to see the impact of your or others’ works? Altmetric collects mentions of scholarly articles from all across the Web by gathering attention from newspapers, blogs, social media, and more. Now you can see how many times an article has been mentioned using Altmetric directly in ORCID Records.
Install the Altmetric bookmarklet on your browser to quickly see the score metrics of works. If you are reading a paper online, simply add the bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks toolbar, and get article-level metrics with a single click. Click here to learn more about Altmetric.
If you are reading a list of papers in ORCID Records, just click the Altmetric bookmarklet to see score metrics for each article. The Altmetric logo will appear next to the article with basic stats; then click the logo for more information.