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Creating and Using an ORCID iD
Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:22 by Karen Barton

As of March 1, an author search for "John Smith" yields 818 results in Scopus. The first 30 authors in this search have over 7,300 articles combined. ORCID (pronounced ORKID or ORK ID) is a great solution for differentiating authors and connecting them to all of their own research.  As a globally supported non-profit organization, it maintains a registry of unique and persistent identifiers for authors that may be used across databases and other places where research is found.

All you need to do is register and it only takes 30 seconds! You can then link your ID to other identifiers such as those found in Scopus, Duke Directory and Scholars@Duke, and LinkedIn. Keep in mind…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: ORCID, Scholars@Duke, scopus

Broaden Your Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:56 by Megan Van Noord

Research takes time, dedication, and patience! After putting so much effort into acquiring funding, getting IRB approval, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing your findings, take the next step to ensure your research makes a broader impact.

How? Follow these three steps.

    1. Update your Scholars@Duke profile! Scholars@Duke helps local and global communities connect to Duke Scholarship.
    2. Create an ORCID ID! ORCID provides you with a unique identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers (very helpful for those with similar names!) and helps to identify your scholarly communications.
    3. Discover your research impact! Calculate…

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: for researchers, ORCID, Scholars@Duke

ORCID iDs and Article Submissions
Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:51 by Jamie Conklin

At the start of the year, eight publishers, including eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society, announced they would require ORCID identifiers from authors as a way to encourage ORCID adoption. An ORCID iD is a persistent identifier for an author, much like a doi for an article. The publishers issued an open letter inviting others to do…


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: ORCID, publishing

What's an ORCID and why should you care?
Posted On: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 17:09 by Megan Von Isenburg

Hint: it is not a whale.

Online publishing has created a great potential for finding and sharing research. We often hear from researchers that they not only want to find articles on a topic, but also collaborators, experts in a field, grant opportunities, and other related information. Currently, much of this is possible in a fairly labor-intensive way. You can search grant databases, article citation databases, Websites... but the process will become much richer and simpler when it could be truly automated. True automation will require better data. This is where ORCID comes in.

ORCID provides a way to differentiate authors. There are countless people with the same last names working in similar research areas. If everyone had an ORCID, systems would be able to distinguish…


Tags: publishing, ORCID