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Benefits & Advantages
- Establish yourself as an expert in your field
- Increase citations, views, and downloads of your work
- Help share the university's research output
- Connect with others who share your interests and increase opportunities for scholarly collaboration
- Influence others by sharing your ideas
- Increase likelihood of future grant funding
- Benefit society when research is translated into public policy, clinical medicine, and the like
Provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Some publishers are starting to require ORCID IDs.
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In addition to being able to search scholarly material, it provides a way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. See who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics.
Frequently used by academics, and is becoming an important part of the scholarly discourse. When scholarly work is shared, the number of Tweets and Retweets can be counted.