Your ORCiD iD is a web address that includes a 16-digit identification number. Don't forget to preface the iD number string with "orcid.org/" when you use it.
After your register for your ORCiD and verify your email address, you can begin building your profile.
In your profile you can include websites, biographical information and other names you're known by.
The main parts of your ORCiD profile are:
The works section is key to connecting your name to all your research outputs and professional activities.
This short video overviews how to register for an ORCiD and how to add works to your profile.
Your ORCiD profile can automatically collect some of your research outcomes by connecting with other researcher profiling systems. If you have works in Web of Science, set up a ResearcherID to sync with your ORCiD profile. You can also send publications included in Scopus, CrossRef, DataCite and MLA International Bibliography to your ORCiD profile by following the directions on this page.
You can add any research output or professional activity to your ORCiD profile, including:
You can add works to your ORCiD profile through:
To the left you can see the form to add works manually. You'll need to select a work category and type, provide the title and publication information, citation, and identifier information.
A DOI is a digital object identifier.
Many journals and some repositories, including JMU Scholarly Commons, can provide you with a DOI for your articles, datasets, and posters. If your work has a DOI, be sure to include it under "work identifiers" in the Work citation section.
The DOI is important in that it provides a persistent, computer-smart identifier for your work and will give you a stronger ImpactStory profile.