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ORCID iDs make it possible to distinguish your work from researchers with similar names and initials. PLOS now requires ORCID iDs for researchers, and ORCID iDs allow you to track the impact of your work through a variety of online tools such as:
Registering for an ORCID iD is simple and you do not need to be a published author to sign up for an account. In fact, the sooner you get your ORCID iD, the easier it will be to track your work. To register for your ORCID iD:
- Visit ORCID's Registration Page and provide the required information
- Receive an e-mail from ORCID and verify your e-mail address
- Add additional information to your ORCID profile (OPTIONAL)
- Use your ORCID iD!