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GSLC Dissertation Support Guide

Name and ORCID

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Your ORCID Scholar ID number : Open Research and Contributor ID

From the ORCID Page

"ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized."

While becoming the international standard identifier for scholars, it is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a method of linking research activities and outputs to them. It is interdisciplinary and not dependent on a particular publishing platform. 

  • Your ORCID Scholar ID appears on your Title Page under your name.
  • This number should be submitted with all your scholarly publications.
  • The ORCID number ensures that all the papers citing your work will be counted.  You will be distinguished from all other authors with similar names.
  • ORCID also allows you to share information about yourself as a scholar on your ORCID page.  This is similar to LinkedIN
  • ORCID IDs are unique and persistent, distinguishing each researcher, and unaffected by name change 
  • ORCID profiles associate publications, articles, datasets and other outputs with your identifier
  • Publishers, grant funders and associations collect ORCID IDs at submission and integrate your output into your profile
  • Data providers, including CrossRef, Scopus and MLA International Bibliography populate ORCID profiles

Decide What Your Name Is !  The name on your ORCID registration and the name on your dissertation MUST MATCH.