OpenEdition is using the ORCID author identification system

OpenEdition Books is now using the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) author identification system.

An ORCID identifier is a 16-digit numeric code providing a unique and permanent means of identifying authors of scientific publications. Each author can create an ORCID account and connect it to their publications.

This new functionality is part of High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science Infrastructure (HIRMEOS), an European project that aims to enrich and enhance five European open access publication platforms in the human and social sciences.

Why sign up to ORCID?

  • The ORCID identifier offers a solution to homonymy issues
  • It collates the author’s different publication identities (forename surname, initial forename, change of name, etc.)
  • It links up different outputs even if they are managed by different scientific communication entities (journals, databases, data repositories, funding agencies)
  • It acts as a unique key facilitating information research and networking
  • It can be connected to other tools such as Scopus, ResearcherID or LinkedIn

Creating and using your ORCID account

It is free to register on the ORCID site ( The OpenEdition Books interface includes an icon that takes you directly to the ORCID interface.

Please note that only authors are authorized to update their ORCID account.


ORCID is a not-for-profit, community-driven organization that provides a register of identifiers for authors of publications and a transparent method to link research activities to these identifiers.

Like several hundred other research institutions across the world, OpenEdition is a member of ORCID.

For more information:

Cite this blog post
The OpenEdition team (2017, July 12). OpenEdition is using the ORCID author identification system. Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from

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