Understanding and Creating an ORCID Profile


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a unique identifier for researchers, ensuring accurate and reliable attribution of scholarly contributions. This guide aims to educate authors of Synthesis and Sintering on the definition, importance, and process of creating an ORCID profile.


An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from others and ensures their work is correctly attributed. It serves as a unique identifier throughout a researcher’s career, linking them to their publications, grants, and other scholarly activities.


  1. Uniqueness: ORCID iDs are unique to individual researchers, preventing confusion or misattribution of scholarly work.
  2. Integration: ORCID iDs integrate seamlessly with various research systems, databases, and publishing platforms, facilitating automated updates of research outputs.
  3. Visibility: ORCID profiles enhance researchers’ visibility and discoverability within the scholarly community, aiding collaboration and networking.
  4. Recognition: ORCID iDs provide a standardized way to accurately attribute authorship and contributions, ensuring proper recognition for researchers’ work.

Creating an ORCID Profile:

  1. Visit the ORCID website (https://orcid.org/) and click on “Register now.”
  2. Fill out the registration form with your personal information, including your name, email address, and affiliation.
  3. Choose a password and complete the CAPTCHA verification.
  4. Agree to the ORCID terms of use and click on “Register.”
  5. Verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to your email inbox.
  6. Complete your ORCID profile by adding your education, employment history, research interests, and other relevant information.
  7. Add your publications, grants, and other research outputs to your ORCID profile to ensure accurate attribution of your scholarly work.

By creating an ORCID profile, authors of Synthesis and Sintering can enhance the visibility, recognition, and impact of their research within the scholarly community, ensuring proper attribution of their contributions.