Publishers requiring ORCIDs

Several¬†publishers have announced that they will require author to use an ORCID identifier during the publication process. Those publishers are: The American Geophysical Union, eLife, EMBO, Hindawi, IEEE, Science journals, ScienceOpen, and PLOS. These publishers join the UK’s Royal Society and several funding agencies¬†in requiring ORCIDs.

This is fantastic news for all those working towards a more consistent and reliable way of citing an author’s body of work.