Following the development of the ORCID-based Article Claiming Tool (see this blog post), Europe PMC has now integrated ORCIDs into its website, search systems, and web services. This is proving useful for authors who want to show their publications list unambiguously on the Europe PMC website, allowing them to show for each article citation counts, linked data sets, and full text availability in Europe PMC.
Currently over 425K articles in Europe PMC have been linked to 57K ORCIDs, a count that grows significantly with each update from the ORCID foundation.ORCIDs are now shown in two ways on articles:
- In the article author list, when an author has linked the article to their ORCID, there is an option to search by ORCID rather than author name.
- As a list of ORCIDs at the end of an abstract, with the name of the author in the mouse-over. Clicking triggers a search on that ORCID
For those interested in programmatic access, we have incorporated ORCIDs into the core response of the RESTful web service, linking the ORCID to specific author names as far as possible, and including a complete ORCID list for each record.
If you use the Europe PMC Article-Claiming tool and/or make your ORCID bibliography public, your ORCID will be shown in Europe PMC as described above, when there is corresponding content available. We will soon be making the associations made using the Article-claiming tool available on a more immediate basis, and welcome any further suggestions for improvement from our users.