May 27, 2022

Metadata: Springer Nature Becomes First Publisher to Implement Usage of ORCID For Books and Book Chapters

From Springer Nature:

Springer Nature will collaborate with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) to provide the work of book authors, chapter authors and book editors with digital identifiers, ensuring the recognition of their work.


Springer is the first publisher to implement the ORCID identifier in the book workflow process, ultimately providing authors with a digital identifier that distinguishes them from every other researcher. Books from Palgrave Macmillan, which are currently being integrated into SpringerLink, will also be able to use ORCID iDs.


Martijn Roelandse, Manager Publishing Innovation at Springer Nature, said, “The novelty about this approach is that the author or editor will add his or her ORCID identifier to the book manuscript. We will pick that up and eventually publish that in the appropriate field in XML, PDF and HTML. Subsequently, the published work will carry their ORCID iD so there’s no doubt about who published the work.”

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