By adding an identifier such as ORCID, a scientific paper is securely and unambiguously associated with a specific researcher.
ORCID is an open and non-commercial project aimed at creation and supporting a registry of unique researcher identifiers. It provides a transparent and comprehensive way to represent the results of research and scientific activity. ORCID allows for the following:
- Correct identification of a researcher
- Establishing connections with other unique author identifiers such as Scopus AuthorID and ResearcherID, among others
- Safe and accurate linking of information about researchers with their complete, precise, and up-to-date scientific achievements.
Guidelines for creating ResearcherID on PUBLONS.
ResearcherID – is an international system for the personal identification of authors of scientific publications. It is used to identify authors in international databases, particularly in Web of Science. ResearcherID allows for the following:
- Creating a researcher profile and including different variations of name spelling in Latin characters
- Compiling a list of own publications,including those indexed in the Web of Science databases and those not indexed
- identifying individual scientometric indicators such as the citation index and Hirsch index)
- associating a researcher profile with their ORCID.