Publishers Start Requiring ORCID iDs

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eLife, PLOS, The Royal Society, AGU, EMBO, Hindawi, IEEE, and Science now require ORCID iDs for their authors. Read ORCID's announcement and the publishers' open letter for more information about ORCID integration into the publishing workflow.
What is ORCID?
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. It is a sixteen-digit permanent digital identifier for people. It allows linking publications and other products to a single person, avoiding confusion caused by identical names, arbitrary use of middle initials, and change of workplace. You can learn more about ORCID and sign up for your own identifier at
Have questions about ORCID?
Contact your subject librarian for assistance with signing up for an ORCID iD or associating your iD with your citations.