What is an ORCID?

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. The organisation provides open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. This service is provided to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.  ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.

Education & Self Development strongly recommends that all authors  include their ORCID identifier when submitting their work to the Journal.

If you do not have an ORCID number then you can obtain one by visiting www.orcid.org.

This explains ORCID in detail, and gives you the full instructions on getting your ID and ‘claiming’ your publications.  If you apply for a Scopus Author ID, Scopus will then look at your ORCID data and – once you have given your permission – will transfer that data into your Scopus record.