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As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE has become a supporting member of ORCID®, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

What is ORCID
Who is using ORCID and why should I use it?
How do I get an ORCID iD?
Who is Supporting ORCID?

What is ORCID?
ORCID is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that it open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile and community based.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other contributor and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized.

Who is using ORCID/Why should I use ORCID?

There are currently more than 3.5 million live ORCID iDs linked to more than 20 million different research outputs (publications, data sets, patents etc) from thousands of different institutes across the world [].

Of the 6 million+ authors listed in a major journals citation and abstract database more than two-thirds share last name and single initial with another author. An ambiguous name in the same database refers on average to eight people [Australian National Data Service:]

Regardless of your discipline, or place of work, it is critical to your reputation and career that research and scholarly organisations and funders, publishers, scholarly societies and associations and your fellow researchers and academicians are able to quickly and unambiguously identify and attribute your work, and only your work, to you. ORCID helps you easily and reliably link you unique identity with your contributions such as datasets, journal articles, books, media stories and patents.

ORCID recognises that you own your record of contributions. You can maintain all of your key information in one place, and you control your own privacy settings, including what information is displayed publicly, what is shared only with trusted partners, and who those trusted partners are.

How to get an ORCID iD

Any researcher or author can go to to set up their unique ORCID identifier.

Who is supporting ORCID?

ORCID is a not for profit organization supported by a global community of members, including, research organisations, research funders, societies and professional organisations, publishers and other stakeholders in the research ecosystem. There are currently over 650 ORCID members including:

Funding organisations such as the NIH, US; Wellcome Trust, UK; National Institute for Health Research, UK; SRC, Sweden; Department of Transportation, US; QNRF,Qatar; FWF, Austria, FCT, Portugal; RCUK, UK; NHMRC & ARC, Australia are requesting ORCID iDs during grant submission and plan to use it to reduce the burden of grant submissions.

Universities and research institutes such as Harvard, Oxford, Australian National University, UCLA Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Macqaurie University, Singapore Management University, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universiteit Maastricht encourage ORCID adoption, and many are integrating ORCID iDs into their systems and in some cases creating them for their researchers.

Professional Associations like the Society for Neuroscience and the Modern Language Association are incorporating ORCID iDs in their membership renewal

A full list of ORCID members can be found here.


We encourage all authors and co-authors to register for an ORCID iD and to link their ORCID iD to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. We collect ORCID iDs during the manuscript submission process and your ORCID iD then becomes part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

For the majority of SAGE journals the provision of ORCID iDs is voluntary, however for the following journals collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is a mandatory part of the submissions process.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Clinical Rehabilitation
Evaluation and the Health Professions
Home Healthcare Management and Practice
International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Journal of Health Psychology
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems & Structures
Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Journal of Vibration & Control
Medical Care Research & Review
Statistical Methods in Medical Research
Vascular Medicine
Western Journal of Nursing Research