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News from the Journals Library
New identifier introduced to avoid scholarly confusion
Date: 13 April 2016
Journals Library authors will now be required to sign-up and provide their ORCiD iD on submission of their report.
Researchers can use this unique 16 digit identifier to correctly distinguish their publications and other research activities from others who may have the same, or a similar, name.
This will allow authors to easily and uniquely attach their identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, media stories, citations, experiments, patents, and notebooks. It will also simplify the data tracking process as researchers collaborate across disciplines, institutions and borders.
An ORCID iD is available to researchers through registering on the Open Researcher and Contributors ID (ORCID) repository; an open, not-for-profit, community-driven initiative to resolve authorship confusion in scholarly work.
The registration only takes 30 seconds to complete - you can register for an ORCID iD here free of charge.