ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a global, open source, not-for-profit register of authors and researchers supported by universities and private institutes, government and commercial laboratories, academic publishers and other research institutions worldwide.
When you register with ORCID, you are given a unique and persistent (life-long) identifier (ORCID iD) that links all of your research activities in one place. You control what information is accessible and who sees it. When you share your ORCID iD you guarantee accurate attribution of your research by eliminating any risk of ambiguity over your name, and therefore, your authorship.
Likewise, reviewers can list their peer-review contributions in their ORCID iD, guaranteeing recognition of their research contributions.
ORCID benefits publishers, funding bodies and organisations to streamline workflows and in 2015 was endorsed by the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council as part of their grant management systems.
The Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery endorses ORCID and asks all authors to provide their own, and their co-authors', ORCID iD upon submission of a manuscript. This information can be added to a user's profile by following the steps below.
We encourage authors to read more about ORCID.
If you have an existing research record with another service, you can easily share your date to ORCID by following these steps: Direct import to ORCID
You can include your ORCID iD in your profile when you register with AJOPS or add/update this information later.
On publication, all authors' who have added their ORCID iD will have it displayed as a hyperlink on the AJOPS view article page next to their name. In future, AJOPS will be implementing an auto-update feature that will simultaneously update your ORCID iD record at the time of publication with your AJOPS article/case report etc.
If you experience any problems completing your user profile, please email email@example.com.