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Dissertations and theses authors can now add or create an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) when they submit their work to the ProQuest Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Administrator.

How can the addition of ORCID benefit scholars?

ORCID connects researchers with their research by embedding unique IDs in manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications. Including or creating an ORCID at the time of submission enables the author to easily track and distinguish their research output.

“Embedding ORCID iDs in theses and dissertations is an important step in creating a persistent, open, and unique connection between students and their contributions to the scholarly discourse,” said Laure Haak, ORCID Executive Director.

How does it work?

ORCIDs will be assigned as part of the deposit process into ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global), allowing researchers to easily and precisely distinguish their work through the assignment of a unique identifier.

To learn more on how ORCID is simplifying the author’s workflow, read the news release.

12 Oct 2015

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