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ORCID integration at ScienceOpen

ORCID integration has been at the heart of our publishing system since our inception. We like to think that this demonstrates that ScienceOpen was already thinking way ahead of the curve for the future of publishing, and recognising the importance of infrastructure and the value of unique identifiers. ORCID is now a major part of the scholarly communications infrastructure, and becoming more so with each passing day.

At ScienceOpen, registration with us requires registration with ORCID. In fact, if you register with us, we will automatically provide you the options for registering with ORCID.

Why is this important?

At ScienceOpen, we have always supported the use of ORCID within our services. Membership at ScienceOpen can be updated directly using your ORCID profile, providing seamless integration of the two.

To comment, review and rate articles, we require an ORCID along with membership at ScienceOpen. If you have more than 5 articles within your ORCID profile, you’ll gain Expert member status with us, and free reign of services! We feel this is important to maintain a high standard of quality for our peer review services. This isn’t to say that those without ORCID wouldn’t be great referees, it’s just that this is an explicit minimum standard.

Here’s a little table to help make this a little easier to understand. We’re evolving all the time to adapt to the needs of the research community, so please let us know if there’s anything we can do to enhance our services!

Here’s a crash course in signing up for ORCID and integrating it into ScienceOpen:


Step 1. No publication history on ORCID? Sign in to ORCID!

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Step 2: Click on “Add Works”, and follow steps to integrate works from various sources.

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Step 3: Login to your ScienceOpen profile page, and click “Refresh from ORCID”.

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Step 4: After clicking refresh, you should see your publication record from ORCID integrated with your ScienceOpen profile. If this doesn’t happen, try logging in and out, or get in contact with us (

Step 5: Enjoy contributing towards making science more open! 🙂