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Paving your way for a seamless submission

June 22, 2021 | 3 min read

By José Stoop


Outlining a further improvement to our submission process

Manuscript submission can be complex, which is why we do our best to make it as easy for you as possible to submit your paper. Happily, we just took another step forward with this by enabling our authors to log in with their ORCID-identifier.


For those of you who aren’t familiar, ORCID(opens in new tab/window) is a global, not-for-profit organization whose aim is to identify and connect all those working in research, scholarship and innovation to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID-identifier or “ORCID iD”) that authors own and control, and that distinguishes them from every other researcher. The ORCID iD can be used to connect all kinds of professional information (affiliations, grants, publications), and to share information with other systems.

Another benefit of ORCID is that – because it provides the author’s publication (and in some cases reviewer) history, it enables editors to feel more confident to invite researchers outside their usual reviewer pool. This is a great way to diversify a journal’s reviewer database. As a side note, Elsevier does not share peer review activities with ORCID.

ORCID as a single sign-on for all your Elsevier journals

Nearly all Elsevier journals already allow authors to register for our Editorial Manager (EM) submission system using their ORCID iD. During registration via ORCID, this can prevent a duplicate registration as it alerts you to a prior registration. Registering via ORCID results in time saving for you as information like your name, email address, institution details and keywords is pulled into EM automatically (if not set to private in your ORCID account, of course).

We have now taken this a step further and enabled the functionality that allows our users to sign into EM via ORCID, using their ORCID credentials instead of their EM username and password. A major benefit is that – once set up - the ORCID iD serves as a single sign-on for all EM sites that you are is registered for, so no need to remember multiple passwords anymore.

The new log in feature is displayed with an ORCID  icon on the journal's EM login page:

When a user clicks the  icon, it opens the ORCID website in a new window. From there, several scenarios are possible, depending on whether the user has already linked the EM site to their ORCID iD, and authorized ORCID to send this identifier to EM. Once registered and authorized, authors can easily log in to EM by entering their ORCID iD credentials. Obviously, users can still use their EM credentials to log in alternatively.

We hope you will enjoy this new feature, and that it will enable you to spend more of your precious time on the things you really want to do.

For more information on how to register and log in with your ORCID iD, please see the Elsevier Journal Publishing Support hub page.(opens in new tab/window)

Want to learn more about the benefits of registering for ORCID? Read the Authors’ Update article on Ten reasons to get — and use — an ORCID iD!