January 26, 2022

Metadata: Identifiers: Wiley Becomes First Major Publisher to Require ORCID IDs for Submitting Authors

From Wiley:

John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals.

Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript. Wiley is proud to be the first major publisher to join other stakeholders that have signed ORCID’s open letter.


Over 2.7 million ORCID iDs have been issued around the world, a figure that continues to grow as more stakeholders integrate ORCID with their workflows.  Many funders—including the Swedish Research Council and Wellcome Trust UK—now require ORCID iDs as part of the grant proposal process.


“Being the first major publisher to require ORCID iDs is an example of our commitment to improving the management of research data by resolving name ambiguity among the research community. We will continue to consult with society partners to expand adoption across our titles and hope that other publishers will follow our lead,” said Judy Verses, Executive Vice President, Research at Wiley.

Like all scholarly publishers, Wiley has a duty to support researchers by providing tools and introducing services to help them succeed.  By requiring ORCID, Wiley is creating more opportunities to recognize, reward and support authors in complying with institutional and funder mandates.

Direct to Full Text of Wiley’s Announcement

See Also: Additional Info About Wiley’s ORCID Policy


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