ORCID Integration Among Publishing and Funding Organizations: An Examination of Process and Rationale
This study examines how a sample of scholarly publishers and granting organizations have integrated the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) into their grant application and manuscript submission workflows. The study was conducted to discover what benefits these organizations gain from using the ORCID unique author identifiers and how effective they are at introducing scholars to ORCID as a service. The data were collected through interviews of representatives from a sample of publishing and funding organizations: the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and Technical Information, the Wellcome Trust, Autism Speaks, Elsevier, and Oxford University Press. A representative from eJournalPress, a software company that provides manuscript management tools was also interviewed. The result is an analysis of best practices for ORCID integration at these types of organizations and suggestions for improvement. The conclusions drawn are generalizable to other institutions seeking to adopt ORCID themselves.