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Research Visibility and Impact

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ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier)

Provides a persistent 16 digit, unique, digital identifier (an ORC iD) for researchers and scholars, that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.
ORCiDs can be used in any institution throughout a researcher’s career life and are interoperable across systems of publishers, funding organizations and research institutions. To get the full benefit of using ORCiDs:

  • Register for an ORCiD
  • Link it to your institution, in this case, the University of Johannesburg
  • Use your ORCiD in your: institutional profile page research outputs when submitting to publish, email signature, conference presentation, media stories, CV, anywhere you have a public profile

The Library can help you to set up your ORCiD, which is very important for your research and research profile development. Contact your Faculty and Subject Librarians for assistance.

Watch a short introduction to ORCiD on Youtube: