[Taxacom] Forcing ORCID on researchers

Michael Heads m.j.heads at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 00:29:00 CST 2020


but to be fair,  you do publish under 'GDF Wilson', which seems to get most
of your papers on Google Scholar (or enough to start with).

Spending millions of dollars a year on something that wasn't actually a
problem for researchers, only for managers trying to track down the h-index
for all the thousands of job applicants.... Just one more vampire squid
inserting its feeding sucker into universities worldwide. Meanwhile,
botanical collecting has basically stopped in New Zealand. . .

Why do they have to have their logo, *in colour,* right next to your name
on the title page? Why couldn't they have it at the end of the paper
somewhere? Because they're empire builders., and soon you'll have to pay an
annual fee for the wretched thing.

On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 3:41 AM Buz Wilson via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> Dear Taxacom list
>
> For those of us who have Anglo-Saxon names that have been grossly
> overused (George Wilson in my case), ORCID is helpful. A search on my
> name gets hundreds of hits and practically all of them not me. A search
> on the ORCID goes straight to me. Getting one is not a big deal - it is
> like a social security number or tax file number or public encryption
> key that one needs to have in order to uniquely identified. In a world
> of billions of people, we need to be seen as individuals. I published in
> Zootaxa recently and my co-author didn't have one - he got the number
> and we went on with the publication process. He didn't do anything other
> that the minimal things to get the ORCID, and most researchers only have
> to do that. It is just an identifier and in my view useful (in agreement
> with Rod Page). It has nothing to do with freedom and everything to do
> with being recognized in a vast sea of scientific researchers. I think
> everyone wants to be recognized at least in some small way - this is one
> way to ensure that everyone knows exactly who we are. ORCID need not be
> conflated with ResearchGate, which plays a different role - making our
> research available.
>
> Happy holidays to all!
>
> George D.F. (Buz) Wilson, Ph.D.
> Saugatuck Natural History Laboratory, LLC
> email: gdfw at SNHLab.com
>
> 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 <
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Dunedin, New Zealand.

My books:

*Biogeography and evolution in New Zealand. *Taylor and Francis/CRC, Boca
Raton FL. 2017.
https://www.routledge.com/Biogeography-and-Evolution-in-New-Zealand/Heads/p/book/9781498751872


*Biogeography of Australasia:  A molecular analysis*. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge. 2014. www.cambridge.org/9781107041028


*Molecular panbiogeography of the tropics. *University of California Press,
Berkeley. 2012. www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271968


*Panbiogeography: Tracking the history of life*. Oxford University Press,
New York. 1999. (With R. Craw and J. Grehan).
http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=Bm0_QQ3Z6GUC
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