[Taxacom] Forcing ORCID on researchers

Roger Hyam RHyam at rbge.org.uk
Mon Dec 7 06:38:51 CST 2020


I celebrate your right not to have an ORCID.

I also celebrate the rights of journals and other people providing services to require their users to have one.

Liberty works both ways.


p.s. It would be useful for us naives to hear your specific objection to ORCID over, for example, Research Gate (which you rate so highly as to have in your email signature) or any other system of identifying people in the research sphere.

> 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
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