Publishers require ORCID iDs for submitting authors
An ORCID id (Open Researcher and Contributor iD), is a persistent, unique, numeric identifier for individual researchers and creators. It distinguishes individual researchers with the same (or very similar) name and supports automated linkages between a researcher and their research activities. A researcher’s ORCID record, which includes their ORCiD identifier, holds non-sensitive information such as name, organization, and research activities.
Learn more about ORCID and how to create your
own ORCID iD at http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/ORCID.