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Guidebooks, databases, tips, and other resources for various types of writing.

Writing for Publication


" "ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, community-driven organization that maintains a registry of unique personal identifiers. This registry disambiguates researchers so that articles, chapters, books, datasets, and other research products are accurately and correctly attributed.

ORCID is an important part of the network infrastructure that supports research dissemination. If you want accurate information about your work shared easily between publishers, Goucher, funders, collaboration networks, and research platforms, you should have an ORCID. Dr. Andrew Dunning, University of Toronto, shares why and how he uses ORCID as a master-list of his work. A 2018 piece in PNAS outlines the use of ORCID and an author taxonomy to combat poor authorship practices.

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