ORCID researcher identifier

By creating a personal identifier, a researcher enhances the findability of their publications and makes it easier to monitor references to their work. An identifier is useful in many occasions: for instance, with manuscripts, when peer-reviewing, on a website, in the social media and in your CV. This ensures your visibility in databases and your networking within scientific communities. Some scientific publications also (e.g. PLOS ONE, eLife, Science) require the use of an ORCID identifier.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) has been recommended to be the national researcher identifier of Finland. The/an international ORCID identifier provides a researcher with a stable and personal digital identifier. The identifier reduces confusions with name changes, researchers with a similar name or different ways of spelling names. In the easy-to-use ORCID service, a researcher can keep their list of publications up to date and automatically connect publishing information via ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, Europe PubMed Central and CrossRef Metadata Search to their profile. In addition to the publications’ metadata, the information can be imported to the ORCID as BibTeX files from Google Scholar, different databases and reference management softwares (Mendeley, RefWorks). Due to the identifier, research output becomes automatically interconnected, and in time the requirement to feed personal details and publishing information several times to different systems will decrease.

Register yourself into the ORCID service and create your personal profile. In addition to publications, you can update your training, career and funding information into the identifier, which makes the ORCID to function as a CV.

For more information:

researchidentifier.fi / information about the ORCID researcher identifier

orcid.org / information about the ORCID researcher identifier and signing in to the service