ORCiD entry for authors
It should be possible to include the ORCiD identifier for contributors as a metadata field. We should also probably protect separately a verified ORCiD field from author made edits and populate that on ORCiD based login calls, but that's out of scope for this issue.
The APS Journals program participates in the ORCID Registry. Authors have the option to attach their ORCID identifier to their author profile in the APS Manuscript Submission system, or register for one if they are a new participant. The ORCID identifier will be included in the article metadata, if published, which may facilitate broad-reaching linkages of many pieces of an author’s work across multiple databases (such as Pubmed, PMC, and others).