[Taxacom] Forcing ORCID on researchers

Carlos Alberto Martínez Muñoz biotemail at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 05:58:50 CST 2020

Hi Rod,
There have been many irregularities in expanding ORCID and getting it
adopted. Some have been discussed here, some I have seen myself. I have no
time to discuss them all here. In the spotlight, there is this paragraph by
Wouter Addink, which was really deplorable and which, at least for me,
closed ORCID as an option:
"*I am also amazed to see though, that there are still many authors not
using their ORCID iD in OA publications or maintain their ORCID iD without
any public information about their publications. I think there might even
still be researchers who do not have an ORCID iD, although I don't know
any.*" Well, Wouter, hello there!
Down to the core, Rod: This is a matter of personal freedom. Whoever forces
an ID on researchers misses that. And whoever forces ONE ID above all
others misses that two times. There is more in this world than the narrow
field of biodiversity informatics.

Carlos A. Martínez Muñoz
Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit
FI-20014 University of Turku
Myriatrix <http://myriatrix.myspecies.info/>
ResearchGate profile
Myriapod Morphology and Evolution

El lun, 7 dic 2020 a las 13:41, Roderic Page (<Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk>)

> Hi Carlos,
> I’m curious as to why you object to getting an ORCID? Is it an objection
> to identifier sin general, or ORCID in particular?
> Regards,
> Rod
> On 7 Dec 2020, at 11:36, Carlos Alberto Martínez Muñoz via Taxacom <
> taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:
> Dear Taxacomers,
> I have been informed today by a co-author that Zootaxa has decided to be
> strict and to enforce ORCID for all authors.
> For all you journal editors and owners in this list: You are not welcome to
> force an identifier on researchers, and even less to force ONE identifier
> above all others, without alternatives. Also, it is useless. You might
> force researchers to have an ID at the time of publication, but you cannot
> force researchers to keep it. I will make sure that my ORCID gets wiped off
> after publication. And every time you force me to get one, the same will
> happen again. As the platform says, getting an ORCID just takes a minute.
> Anthony Gill previously wrote: "My take is ORCID can take a flying jump at
> itself." Couldn't agree more.
> Cheers,
> Carlos A. Martínez Muñoz
> Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit
> FI-20014 University of Turku
> Finland
> Myriatrix <http://myriatrix.myspecies.info/>
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> <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos_Martinez-Munoz>
> Myriapod Morphology and Evolution
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