ORCID is an independent, not-for-profit organization that issues unique identifiers (ORCID iDs) for scholarly researchers, and validates those identifiers through APIs. More than 5 million ORCID IDs have been issued, and ORCID has been successfully adopted by research funders, research institutions, publishers and other workflow systems.

ORCID is fully integrated with Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manger. It is used for a wide range of applications including: registration, log-in, author attribution, co-author attribution, and reviewer recognition. There are individual videos on each of these topics in our video library.

Journals do not need to be a member of ORCID to benefit from these Editorial Manager integration points, and the functionality can be activated by journal administrators at any time for no additional charge. Because Aries is a member of ORCID, the Editorial Manager identity is displayed at each of these integration points by default.

However, if your organization is also an ORCID member, you should provide Aries with your ORCID credentials for input into Editorial Manager, so that it’s clear to your authors and reviewers that they are interacting with your organization or journal. The interactions between Editorial Manager and ORCID will subsequently reflect your institutional branding. For example, your organization or journal will appear as the source of the request for your authors to use their ORCDI iD.

To activate this functionality, ORCID members simply need to contact their Aries account coordinator and provide their ORCID credentials. If you are not yet an ORCID member organization, we encourage you to consider joining ORCID so that you can fully benefit from the functionality that membership offers, including the ability to update and edit peer review activity (which is discussed in another video).

Feel free to contact your Aries account coordinator if you have any questions.