Registration for an ORCID identifier

All authors submitting a manuscript for publishing in the Military Technical Courier should register first for an ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) at and enter it subsequently as Author's affiiation into the form for article submission.


As researchers and scholars, authors face the ongoing challenge of distinguishing their research activities from those of others with similar names. They need to be able to easily and uniquely attach their identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, media stories, citations, experiments, patents, and notebooks. As they collaborate across disciplines, institutions and borders, they must interact with an increasing number and diversity of research information systems. Entering data over and over again can be time-consuming, and often frustrating.
ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.
ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.
The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the Registry. Organizations may become members to link their records to ORCID identifiers, to update ORCID records, to receive updates from ORCID, and to register their employees and students for ORCID identifiers.
ORCID records hold non-sensitive information such as name, email, organization and research activities. ORCID understands the fundamental need for individuals to control how their data are shared, and provides tools to manage data privacy. ORCID takes steps to protect information, consistent with the principles set forth in our Privacy Policy, which are intended to comply with the Safe Harbor Principles issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Military Technical Courier Editorial Board agree to conform to the following minimum standard of implementation, to ensure the collection of ORCID IDs is efficient and automated and to minimize the burden on researchers:

1. Require. ORCID iDs are required for corresponding authors of published papers, with the understanding that ORCID iDs collection should be enabled as an option for all authors and should ideally take place at submission.
2. Collect. The collection of ORCID iDs is done via the ORCID API (authenticated ORCID iDs), meaning that authors are not asked to type in or search for their iD.
3. Auto-update. Publisher Crossref DOI metadata is updated to include ORCID iDs for authors, so that Crossref Auto-update can be implemented. The ORCID iD DOI metadata includes the attribute indicating whether the iD was collected using the API (authenticated).
4. Publish. Author/co-author ORCID iDs are embedded into article metadata, at least in online versions, and ideally in print versions of the publication. At a minimum the ORCID iD logo should be displayed next to the name of each author who has connected their iDs; in online versions and metadata; the author’s name should be hyperlinked to the appropriate ORCID iD directly or via a landing page.

More information on ORCID is available at

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