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  1. BibTeX import does not have missing "Contributor" field...

    BibTeX imported entries do not have "Contributor" fields for some reason. The "citation" field correctly has the author information though.

    When I pull my entries from NCBI SciENcv system to create the CV, no author information is transferred.

    I think this is a bug in the ORCID import function, but not sure.

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      2 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

        Our metadata fields for works are designed to match the common bibliographic information given for a variety of research output. Based on other standards that we’ve looked at only one translated title is typical.

        We have therefore marked this item as declined. We can revisit it if there is more community support for the feature. Please let us know, either in this iDea, by submitting a new iDea, or contacting us at support@orcid.org of your support for adding multiple translated titles. Please include examples of other standards that allow for multiple translated titles, or examples of works where the same work with a single identifier has titles in more than two languages so we can re-evaluate the decision.

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • sort works by first author names

        Sort works by first author names. I notice someone else voted for this, and it said 'complete' but I do not see this functionality applied yet.

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          0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi,

          Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately sorting by authors not something we can currently do in the ORCID Registry. For most works we don’t have author information stored outside of the citation field and even when we do it’s rare that the first author is identified out from other authors. (You can see when currently adding a work manually there’s not even a way to add authors)

          However, we shouldn’t have an iDea marked as complete that we haven’t done. If you can send me a link to that iDea I’ll update our response to it.

          Thanks,
          -Catalina
          ORCID Support

        • Fix character encoding of BibTeX fragments in orcid-works XML

          BibTeX fragments in the orcid-works XML are encoded differently from the surrounding XML. The encoding used is not documented anywhere. For the discrepancy, see e.g. the encodings of double quotes or the accented e in Joël in my works:

          http://pub.orcid.org/0000-0001-9231-2770/orcid-works

          Character encoding in BibTeX is always problematic, however a number of solutions would be an improvement over the current situation:

          - encode the BibTeX using the same encoding as the surrounding XML, and let the client worry about how to deal with it.
          - replace all non-ASCII characters by their equivalent BibTeX sequences (e.g. ë to {\" e}).
          - clearly…

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            1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            HI,

            ORCID doesn’t encode the BibTeX on records. The BibTeX is provided by the source of the record, either the user themselves or the integration that posted the work. ORCID does not validate BibTeX and we accept it in any format provided by the user or integration. This allows BibTeX from multiple sources to be easily added to ORCID records, though it means that the encoding is not consistent.

            Best,
            -Catalina
            ORCID Support

          • New integrator: Wikipedia

            This is a new section for http://orcid.org/organizations/integrators/current ; feel feel to edit for style / grammar / etc

            Wikipedia

            The English language version of wikipedia provides ORCID support (for both the subjects of biographies and for editors) using a template which cross walks more than 30 different authority control systems. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Authority_control for more information. In the background the information is stored in the language-independent semantic database Wikidata using the property https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P496

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              2 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              ORCID is very excited about how Wikipedia has been able to add ORCID iDs to it’s editors and articles. However, we use the term integrator to only refer to organizations that use the ORCID API to get verified ORCID iDs. Organizations that accept ORCID iDs via manual entry or look up are not considered integrators. The current integrators list is intended to provide resources about how organizations are using the ORCID API, not just a list of all systems that make use of ORCID iDs.

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • remove the "-" from the display of IDs to make displayed ORCID a subset of ISNI.

              https://orcid.org/blog/2013/04/22/orcid-and-isni-issue-joint-statement-interoperation-april-2013

              "The ORCID iD is compatible in format with the ISNI ISO Standard (ISO 27729)." - compatible? What does that mean?

              http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/116780-structure-of-the-orcid-identifier
              "The ORCID iD is a URI with a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729)"

              But then you email me

              "Your sixteen digit ORCID identifier is 0000-0002-5945-7502"

              0000-0002-5945-7502 is not sixteen digit.

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi,

                Sorry for our delay in replying. ORCID’s relationship with ISNI is explained more fully at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/115265-what-is-the-relationship-between-isni-and-orcid. ORCID iDs have the same format at ISNIs and come from a block of numbers ISNI has reserved to ensure there is no overlap, but ORCID is not a subset of ISNI.

                Your ORCID iD is sixteen digits. The hyphens are include for readability, but your ORCID iD will resolve without them ( with the URL orcid.org/0000000259457502). Clients shouldn’t have an issue with the hyphens as they are standard characters to include in URLs, and they can always be escaped if there is an issue.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • Co-branding on ORCID emails to integrators' user communities

                As a soon to be integrator, I think it would be valuable to co-brand on emails sent by ORCID to our users. All our information providers allow us to state that the content is brought to you by NAME OF LIBRARY or LOGO of Library on their respective websites/homepages. I believe that we should implement something similar with ORCID…. Perhaps the wording could be ...brought to you by NAME OF LIBRARY or ORGANIZATION in partnership with ORCID. Co-branding will draw attention to our users that there is a definite collaboration between their library/institution and ORCID.

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                  0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for your suggestion to improve the Registry.

                  We have considered this suggestion and marked it as declined for the time being. We will not be issuing emails to users customised to the ORCID-integrated system to which they have connected their ORCID iD. This could confuse the distinction between the ORCID system and another system, and a user may connect their ORCID iD to a number of systems besides.

                  We also do not have plans at present to present logos on the ORCID record. Users can go to the ORCID member listing at https://orcid.org/members to find a full list of ORCID members and their current integrations.

                  Warm regards,
                  ORCID Community Team

                • You have not fixed the 'edit' problem at all.

                  It took me until today to figure out that what ORCID calls letting users edit works manually is NOT editing the work, it is creating a copy and adding data to the copy.

                  This is SO NOT WHAT I or many others were asking for.

                  When I said 'edit', I meant EDIT, not create added complexity that makes no sense to the casual user.

                  DO NOT mark this 'closed' and claim that it is the same thing as what you did with the branching icon.

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                    Thanks for your feedback.

                    From early on data provenance has been an important component to the ORCID Registry. The source of the metadata is important to many who access ORCID information from the registry, particularly since many return to the original source to obtain supplemental information about the item, for example, to access additional metadata that is not stored in the ORCID databases. Provenance is recorded at the item level (for example, an article, dataset or employment listing.) To keep provenance clear, only the source of data can edit the content of the data, though the individual whose record it appears on always has the option to change the visibility or completely remove the item. With this rule, users may enable their trusted organizations to update things that the organization added without fear of their edits being overwritten.

                    To accommodate the need to have clear provenance, yet still allow individuals…

                  • use ISO 8601 in the forum

                    currently in the forum the US format is used, e.g. "December 16, 2014"

                    Use the international ISO 8601 format instead.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • You add marking patterns for serial publications

                      The YYYY-MM-DD marking pattern is too restrictive. It does not allow proper entry of journals which use other marking patterns, for example a year volume/number pattern. Here is an example:

                      Science & Technology Libraries, Vol. 26, No. 3/4, 2006, 111-135

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                        Thanks for the suggestion. The date field is intended just to capture the data the work was created or published, it is not designed to hold journal and volume number.

                        For this type of information, and any other fields that are not explicitly captured in the ORCID metadata, we suggest using the citation field. The citation field is free text and can capture any additional information that is not recorded elsewhere.

                        Best,
                        -Catalina
                        ORCID Support

                      • Show the iD more clearly right after registration, create "copy iD" button

                        Since the iD is the core of ORCID, it should be shown more directly as soon as one registers, so new users don't get confused and have to spend time and effort on figuring out how to find their iD.
                        It could feature an easy to find "copy iD"-button as well.

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                          0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the feedback. We try very hard not the clutter the ORCID record and have found that placing the ORCID iD with the iD symbol below a user’s name makes the iD visible without distracting from the record or creating more pop-ups that users need to click through before they can edit their record.

                          In addition, we don’t encourage systems that require ORCID iDs to be copy and pasted in. We support OAuth authentication and want third parties who are collecting ORCID iDs to go through that process, not ask users to copy or type their iD.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • Group or organization as author to register to ORCID

                          There is no given name and family name of group. How group author can register to ORCID?

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                            0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Curate github issues for beginning contributors

                            I'm running an Open Source Comes to Campus event. The event teaches students about the open source and how to find and contribute to open source projects.

                            Part of the event is a collaboration workshop, and I'd like to find some science-related open source projects for students to consider contributing to.

                            Here are the suggested guidelines for projects that want to mentor new contributors. http://campus.openhatch.org/projects.html

                            Are any ORCID members interested in mentoring at the event and/or preparing some specific tasks for people to work on?

                            Tasks do not need to be merely coding. We want to encourage people to contribute…

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                              0 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for being your project to our attention. ORCID already covers much of requested information at our github repo: https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source . However our project is quite complex for beginners. We do however interact with many organizations that have issues the might be a great match for Open Source Comes to Campus event and we will be more they happy to spread the word.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                            • .. provide a way for a reader to comment on FAQ articles, or to ask a new question

                              The link on the page about ISNI to the ISNI FAQ is broken. But I was only given the options to say the page is useful, or that it is not, but not to be more specific.

                              Also, I was unable to find anything on the ORCID site about creating an ORCID for deceased researchers. Is there a policy and mechanism for this?

                              Peter Capek (capek@ieee.org)

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi,

                                Our support site at support.orcid.org is through a platform from UserVoice, so we only have the options that provides to us for now. But if you send us any documentation issue as a support request we’ll fix them right away (and I did just fix the broken link you caught).

                                ORCID records must be created by the researcher themselves, as such ORCID iDs are not issued to deceased researchers. Our policy on deceased researchers who have created ORCID iDs is in section 9 of our privacy policy at http://orcid.org/privacy-policy

                                Best,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

                              • Main page should inform that Editing will become available in future, but is not yet

                                From previous comments I understand that ORCID is planning to provide an editing possibility.
                                While we are waiting for that, I suggest that you will put some brief notice on the ORCID main page that the editing possibility will be available in future.

                                I used quite a time to figure out how I could edit my references.
                                From this FORUM I finally understood that it is not yet possible.
                                It would have saved my time to see a notice that editing is not yet an option. Thus, such notice would save peoples time.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    While we don’t have a way for you to paste in unformatted citations, there are a number of tools which will let you automatically added works to your record without needing to type them manually. If you click the Link works button on your ORCID record, you’ll see a selection of databases which you can import your works from. More information on this feature is at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278

                                    Best,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • Incomplete import of records from Scopus and ResearcherID

                                    There are several instances where records are not completely imported into ORCID:

                                    1. Page numbers are sometimes not imported:
                                    • both Scopus and Researcher ID: some journals have article numbers rather than page numbers. These are not imported. Examples are the journals by the American Physical Society.

                                    • Scopus only: page numbers that are preceded by any character other than the numbers 1-9 are not imported, e.g. page numbers starting with a letter.

                                    2. DOI is often not imported into the BibTeX record (both researcherID and Scopus). While the DOI is listed in other parts of the record, the lack…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,

                                      My apologies for our delay in following up with this. The issues with what is being included in the BibTeX field are coming from the sources supplying it. ORCID does not modify the BibTeX provided with a work in any way (we’ll even accept incorrectly formatted BibTeX). I’ve let Scopus and ResearcherID know about your concerns around missing information in the BibTeX field, and it will be up to their teams to correct it. As there’s nothing further we can do, I’m marking this iDea as closed.

                                      The UFT-8 issue mentioned in your comment, is something we can work on and we’ll address it in your other iDea.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina

                                      Hi,

                                      Thanks for sharing your concerns. I believe both of these issue arise from Scopus and ResearcherID as they format the BibTeX that is sent to ORCID. But I want to double check on this, can you…

                                    • I would like to publisch an article with the title: "On the Origin of Water on Earth and Mars". Can you give me instructions?

                                      I would like to publisch an article with the title: "On the Origin of Water on Earth and Mars."
                                      Can you give me instruclion how to Register?

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                                        Hi,

                                        Thanks for contacting ORCID Support!

                                        Unfortunately, I can’t help with your request. ORCID is not a journal publisher, we’re a non-profit organization that aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. Our system links with many journal publishers, which is how you may have been directed to our helpdesk. To publish your paper you’ll need to contact the journal directly, or submit your manuscript through the journal’s online system.

                                        If you’d still like to register for an ORCID iD (or if you are being asked to provide for an ORCID iD as part of the manuscript submission process) instructions for how to sign up are at support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/151590-register-for-an-orcid-id

                                        Best,
                                        -Catalina
                                        ORCID Support

                                      • Improve search function in IE browser

                                        We can typing any traditional Chinese in Chrome to search the specific author, but it was useless in IE browser. May ORCID can improve the search function in IE browser?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi,

                                          As there as been no response to this, I’m going to close the iDea. If you have further information about this issue please feel free to open another suggestion.

                                          Best,
                                          -Catalina

                                          Hi,

                                          I’m sorry our search engine didn’t work correctly for you in IE. Can you provide me an example of text your searched for in IE that did not return the same results as Chome? Also please let me know what version of IE you are using.

                                          Best,
                                          -Catalina
                                          ORCID Support

                                        • Make it impossible to assign more than one ORCID to publication per author listed

                                          It seems that currently, more than one ORCID can be assigned to a given publication for the same author name. An example from the documentation http://pub.orcid.org/v1.1/search/orcid-bio/?q=digital-object-ids:%2210.1087/20120404%22 This record lists two different ORCIDs for "Paglione, Laura" Which one should be used?

                                          It's thus conceivable that a user who forgets that they have already created an ORCID account, could create another one and assign themselves to the same paper. It's also conceivable that someone could claim a publication as their own when this is not the case.

                                          Therefore, when an author from the list of authors has already been assigned an ORCID,…

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                                            0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for your question. To better answer your question, it may be helpful to understand how information gets attached to an ORCID Record. Each link between an ORCID iD and an item (such as one represented by a DOI) is stored separately in the ORCID Registry, and is explicitly put there by the iD holder. When doing a search on something like a DOI, you will see each of the ORCID Records that have this DOI included in it. For example, for the DOI you searched (dx.doi.org/10.1087/20120404) 5 search results are found:
                                            http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3188-6273 (Laura Paglione)
                                            http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2123-6317 (Howard Ratner)
                                            http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5993-8592 (Ed Pentz)
                                            http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700 (Laurel Haak)
                                            http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1419-2405 (Martin Fenner)

                                            This means that these five individuals explicitly put this DOI onto their records, and assuming that none of them has done so in error, you would consider these individuals to be contributors to this article. Note…

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