Have published a paper and have an ORCID? Don’t know how to add ORCID to LinkedIn? Have you ever wondered what it is? These are the questions we will attempt to answer on this page.
Many scientists and researchers publish different papers and earn their ORCID. It would be great if they could share their paper and the ORCID so people could find them easier and read their papers much easier right?
I personally would have appreciated this chance. I mean, the steps I had to follow just to read one paper that I had no idea if I could even use in my M. A thesis was so many and so hard to follow that I must confess that sometimes I just read the abstract and didn’t really care how and where the writer got the results they claimed; on the other hand, , there were many papers on my literature review, and I couldn’t be 100% sure that I have mentioned all the author’s names correctly.
Another thing was that it was such a burden to find other works of one author. Just if I knew about the ORCID, then…
To add an ORCID to your LinkedIn profile, you can follow these steps: 1. Log in to your LinkedIn account and go to your profile page. 2. Click on the "Add profile section" button and select "Accomplishments." 3. Click on the "Certifications" option and select "Add certification." 4. In the "Certification name" field, type "ORCID." 5. In the "Certification authority" field, type "ORCID iD." 6. In the "License number" field, enter your ORCID number. 7. Select the issue date and expiration date if applicable. 8. Click "Save" to add your ORCID certification to your LinkedIn profile.
What is ORCID?
So, what is this orchid anyway? ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a 16 digits code that identifies a paper’s author(s) in the academic society.
ORCID was first established to solve the problem of academic authors with the same or similar names.
As claimed on its website, its mission is: “To realize our vision, ORCID strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.”
People can search different subjects and research titles on ORCID websites and not only find the ORCID code, but they can also find some valuable bibliographic information on each paper and can even read some papers of the same author on a special title.
Using ORCID eases writing a literature review so much.
It can be said that an ORCID is the author’s identifier. It helps you to choose the correct names for the proper papers, no mistaking people with the same name or any ambiguity.
You can simply use the correct names using this code in your research literature history, publications, education, etc., and if you are a researcher or scientist, the ORCID code will help you to be distinguished from other authors with a similar name, you could link the different names you might have had during the years of your career by this ID, and not only it helps other people, researchers, organizations, etc.
Find you easier but also ensures that your work is only under your name.
Why do I need an ORCID for my papers?
Some authors might not really care about having an ORCID; I mean, they’ve worked hard enough just to write and publish that paper, right?
What is all the fuss about this ridiculous ID? Well, first of all, it is not a ridiculous ID. As mentioned above, it is an anti-ambiguity for the paper you’ve worked so hard to publish.
Every scientist needs one ORCID code for their work, and I will give you reasons to register ORCID.
Ten reasons why?
Have you ever thought, what if you don’t receive the credit for your research works just because your name got mistaken with another researcher?
You can’t say that your name is such a unique one that there is no similar or even the same name on this planet with a population of 8 billion people, it’s just not possible.
Well, fortunately, you can be sure that you have a unique ORCID since numbers can be unique, unlike names!
- ORCID reduces the chance of identity mistakes
- ORCID connects you to your works, connections, and awards
- You own and can control what you want people to know about you and how these pieces of information are shared.
- ORCID is a very massive database with many authors and systems connected to it.
- You can save time by ORCID. Just register once and then use the code as many times as you want.
- ORCID auto-updates the information every time you deposit a DOI.
- ORCID optimizes the connection and recognition between your works and your identity.
- ORCID elevates the visibility of your research outputs.
- So easy to register.
- Your one and only ORCID code for the rest of your life.
So consider these reasons and many other reasons for registering for ORCID and read the rest of the article to learn how to add ORCID to LinkedIn.
How to add ORCID to LinkedIn?
Once you have your ORCID, adding it to your social media profiles, especially LinkedIn, is the wisest thing to do. It’s actually pretty easy. You have some ways to do it.
1. Introduction card
Open your accounts on ORCID and LinkedIn, open your LinkedIn profile and click on the pencil icon under your background cover, scroll down in the opened box to reach the website, and copy and paste the URL of your ORCID account into the related box, you can also choose a good title for it to appear with that title.
The flaw of this way is that, unfortunately, you can only add one website to your profile intro, so you have to choose between your company website and your ORCID.
You can paste the URL into your title. Personally, I don’t like the way it looks, but a lot of people use this method.
You can paste the URL into your profile “about” section. There is a chance that people don’t bother to read this section
4. Licenses & certifications
ok! ORCID is none of these, but since there is nowhere specific to add your ORCID and considering its importance, this is the best way, in my opinion.
Open your accounts on ORCID and LinkedIn, open your LinkedIn profile and click on the “+” icon in the licenses & certifications section. Write ORCID in the title, write ORCID in the “issuing organization box and choose the related account, add your code for the credential ID and your ORCID account URL for the credential URL for the issue date; I personally chose the date I published my first paper, you can choose any other dates you like, check the box that says “This credential does not expire” and click on the Save button.
ORCID is a must for every researcher. You ensure not to confuse another author with the same name by having an ORCID code.
And after understanding how to add ORCID to LinkedIn, all you need to do is to register and take your code and use one of the mentioned ways to add it to your profile.
Do it today! Never is too late, is it?