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November 26, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Thomson Reuters Incorporates ORCID Identifiers

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters announced its initiative to incorporate ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifiers into its scientific and scholarly research offerings, ensuring that users of resources such as ResearcherID and ScholarOne Manuscripts are able to incorporate their unique IDs into the attribution and publishing process. The system provides a central registry of researchers across disciplines and geographic boundaries, connecting researchers to their research.

Thomson Reuters is a founding member of the ORCID initiative, having worked closely with the organization since inception in 2009 to develop and define the principles for this program. Given its contribution to the genesis of ORCID, Thomson Reuters is committed to ensuring its flagship solutions incorporate ORCID technology and make it easily accessible.

Thomson Reuters is embedding ORCID identifiers across its scientific and scholarly research ecosystem, providing integrated continuity for the use and access of this information. Researchers can register for, or upload, their ORCID identifier into ResearcherID; that information will then be accessible in an EndNote bibliography, and eventually be part of the formatted, cited reference.

The ORCID identifier will also appear in ScholarOne Manuscripts and can be searched and reported on as part of the peer-review process (journals can collect ORCID identifiers for authors). Published articles will be indexed in the Web of Knowledge, with links to ORCID profile data that are searchable within the interface. The ecosystem is complete by enabling administrators, funders, and policymakers to view groups of ORCIDs to measure and benchmark against others in InCites.

ORCID, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the name ambiguity problem in scholarly research and brings together the leaders of the most influential universities, funding organizations, societies, publishers, and corporations from around the globe. 

Source: Thomson Reuters

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