How ORCID Benefits Journals Without Negatively Impacting Submissions

January 24, 2019 Rachael Wolley

ORCID, the researcher persistent digital identifier, reliably connects researchers to their contributions and affiliations to increase discoverability, recognition, and research collaboration. ORCID saves time for editors and societies by disambiguating authors and peer reviewers and helping them become more compliant with a growing industry standard. 

Since Wiley adopted the ORCID mandate in 2016, submissions have increased across Wiley titles, indicating that mandating ORCID had no negative effect on submissions. More than 955 Wiley journals have adopted Wiley’s recommended ORCID policy, and now require ORCID as a condition for submission. We have not seen an impact on submissions and have received positive feedback from editorial partners and stakeholders overall.  

ORCID enables open recognition and reward – Here at Wiley we’ are working with our partners towards a more open future and ORCID aligns with that mission by enable open recognition and reward.  If you want to consider additional open practices for your journal, use our How Open is Your Journal? How Open is Your Journal checklist to guide you and your discussions towards open research strategies.  We urge you to speak to your JPM about moving to mandating ORCID at submission.   

Check out the infographic below for an overview of how ORCID benefits society members and the research community.

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Rachael Wolley

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