Applications of ORCID in Promoting Research Integrity & Other Advantages (McNutt)
Applications of ORCID in
Promoting Research Integrity
and Other Advantages
Am I getting recognized for all of the papers that I author?
If I marry and change my name?
If I am inconsistent in using initials, middle name, etc.?
If part of my name is inadvertently misspelled?
If I have a very common name?
If I don’t get all of the credit I am due for my publications, will
this negatively impact my career?
Challenges for Researchers
Is this reviewer indeed who I think he is?
If the email address was provided by an author?
If the researcher’s name is common?
If the researcher has recently changed affiliation?
If I can’t ensure the identity of reviewers, how can I ensure the
integrity of the evaluation process?
Challenges for Editors
How do we evaluate hiring, promotion and tenure cases?
Can a candidate possibly take credit for the work of another?
Are all of his/her citations appropriately credited? Too many credited?
Are letters from referees from the distinguished scholars we believe we
solicited to comment on the case?
Is there a chance that the process is not secure and the data
Challenges for Institutions
Unique identifier for authors, reviewers, referees, researchers,
Would function in the academic world as an international SS#
to provide a unique identity for researchers
Authors register with journals via their ORCIDs
Reviewers supply ORCIDS with reviews for ID verification
Current email addresses linked via ORCID to prevent scams
ORCID as a solution…
Will need to keep ORCIDs secure
Will need to protect against “identity theft”
Use may expand beyond just the publishing world
Like Social Security Numbers….