How are ORCIDs integrated in dblp?

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is an international non-profit initiative to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors. See the official ORCID website for details and how to obtain your ORCID. We consider ORCIDs a great help in uncovering errors in our data and we strongly encourage you to register and use your ORCID in your publications.

Recently, we started enriching the author signature data in dblp with links to ORCIDs we have harvested from publicly available data sources. An author signature is what we call a (publication, author) pair. As of March 2019, there are about 1.1 million author signatures with such an ORCID link in dblp. For more than 40,000 author bibliographies, this ORCID link has been manually checked and verified by the dblp team. However, at the moment, ORCIDs are not added continuously but in batches. We hope to improve the integration in the future.

ORCID data in dblp.xml

Linked author signatures are exported through the XML data dump (see How to parse dblp.xml) and the XML API (see How to use the dblp search API). Here is an example of an author signature linked to an ORCID:

<author orcid="0000-0001-7580-4351">Michael Ley</author>

ORCID data on author profiles

We also display ORCID information on the author profile pages in the following way:

This profile has one or more confirmed ORCIDs. These ORCIDs have been manually verified.

This profile has a single, automatically harvested ORCID available. However, this ORCID is not manually verified yet.

This profile has multiple conflicting and unconfirmed ORCIDs available. This might indicate that this profile actually represents multiple persons (so called homonyms). Or, this profile is just a disambiguation page which should not have any ORCID listed. We are actively working on such profiles to resolve these issues.

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