A recent independent research report, The Metric Tide, asserts,
“Publishers should mandate ORCIDs and ISNIs and funder grant references for article submission, and retain this metadata throughout the publication lifecycle. This will facilitate exchange of information on research activity, and help deliver data and metrics at minimal burden to researchers and administrators.”
For publishers, mandating collection of ORCID iDs at submission can be a simple configuration change. This stipulation can be made at the article type level, so as to enable mandatory collection for some article types, such as original research, without applying it to other article types, such as letters to the editor.