EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces it is now a member of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique and persistent researcher identifiers. ORCID works with the community to embed these identifiers in research workflows and systems to connect researchers with their scholarly activities and contributions.
EBSCO Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Subscription Services, Robert Schoenvogel says ORCID will have far-reaching effects. “The work being done by ORCID will bring a broad array of people and organizations together and benefits nearly everyone involved in scholarly research. By integrating these unique and persistent identifiers for researchers into EBSCO products – especially the soon to be released Article Publication Charge (APC) management product, we are looking to help improve the experience for authors and publishers and enhance the scientific discovery process.”
ORCID is the latest group that EBSCO has joined that supports the open exchange of information. EBSCO is also a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), which represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journals publishers.