ORCID About page generated by ORCID Plugin


Describe the problem you would like to solve
When turned on, the ORCID plugin generates an uneditable static page that is linked in outbound emails to authors. This page includes at least one deadlink to an orcid.org page and an ORCID icon with an broken image link.

Describe the solution you’d like
It would be great if this page could be edited within the ORCID plugin settings.

Who is asking for this feature?
Journal editors, journal managers, administrators, and authors.

Additional information
Screen Shot 2022-09-07 at 10.27.28 AM

Screenshot attached of current auto-generated ORCID page

Hi @emolls,

Thanks very much for pointing this out. I wanted to let you know that we’re looking into getting this page updated and / or linking the email templates directly to a page on the ORCID website instead.

In the meantime, it is possible to update the contents of this page using the Custom Locale Plugin, in plugins/generic/orcidProfile/locale/en_US/locale.po.

I hope this helps, and thanks again for bringing this issue to our attention.

  • Kate

Hello @me-kell

We are trying to make all first “Feature Request” posts follow exactly the same structure. We hope this will make it easier to understand the requests and, at the same time, ensure that no relevant information is missing.

This is the template:

Describe the problem you would like to solve
Example: Our editors need a way to […]

Describe the solution you’d like
Tell us how you would like this problem to be solved.

Who is asking for this feature?
Tell us what kind of users are requesting this feature. Example: Journal Editors, Journal Administrators, Technical Support, Authors, Reviewers, etc.

Additional information
Add any other information or screenshots about the feature request here.

I changed your post to fit this. Hope you don’t mind.


Thanks a lot for the chages @me-kell.