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Scholarly Publishing: ORCID

What is ORCID

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and ensures that your work is recognized by linking you to your professional activities.

Unlike other research IDs, your ORCID iD is universal. It's not tied to any institution or database, and it can follow you wherever your research takes you.

Publishers, funders, research institutions, and other organizations are increasingly adopting or supporting ORCID. 

You can get yourself set up with ORCID in three easy steps:

Get Your ORCID

Registering for your ORCID iD only takes 30 seconds at! Use your UA email address when you sign up!

Once you've created your ORCID iD, it's easy to add your scholarly works to your ORCID record, enable automatic updates, and delegate management of your record to someone else.

Include your ORCID identifier on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

Add Your Records

There are three ways to add works to your ORCID record:

  • Link your works from another system (recommended)
  • Import a BibTeX file of your works 
  • Manually type in information about your works

To link works from another system, choose Search & link from the Add works menu in the works portion of your record:

search and link






Select a system from the list (CrossRef is a good general source, others will depend on your discipline). You'll be asked to authorize the system, and will then be able to identify works in that system that are yours and that you would like transferred to your record. 

ORCID Visibility


privacy settings

You may control how much of your ORCID record is publicly visible. For both your personal information and information about your works, three settings are available:

  • Public or Everyone: information is available via the ORCID API and visible to visitors to the ORCID website.
  • Trusted parties: information is visible only to individuals and organizations you authorize.
  • Private: information is visible only to you.