Haak LL, Fenner M, Paglione L et al. ORCID: a system to uniquely identify researchers. Learned Publishing 2012;25(4):259-264
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) aims to provide a solution to the problem of author name ambiguity in scholarly communication. Benefits include reduced reporting workload, improved attribution, and a better understanding of knowledge flows. This paper details steps for publishers to integrate ORCID into manuscript submission systems, and provides recommendations for specifying and displaying ORCID metadata.