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11 September 2017

IOP Publishing, the publisher of ApJ and AJ, announced that ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifiers have been introduced across all IOP journals. As of today, IOP Publishing will require ORCIDs from corresponding authors submitting to their journals.

ORCID is a non-profit organisation that provides a unique digital name, or ID, which identifies researchers and distinguishes them from others with similar names. By connecting this iD to all their research activities, publications, and affiliations, researchers will be able to benefit from improved recognition, reduce reporting burdens, and ensure they receive full credit for their work.

If you wish to link your ORCID profile to your papers, you can do so through the ADS. A step-by-step guide developed by the ESO Library is available at In case you have any questions, email us at

The IOP Publishing press release is available at


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