using ORCID?


Great to hear about the release of the ORCID plugin for OJS 3.1.2 to allow you to fill in ORCIDs for authors and co-authors. However, we’ve just had a journal editor ask if it would be possible to use ORCID sign-in with our OJS instance. This feature is available in MDPI’s submission system, in Manuscript Central (part of ScholarOne Manuscripts), and in Editorial Manager.


Hi @kshawkin

The plugin’s GitHub page is here:
But it has issue that should be addressed to work properly:


I’m interested not simply in having the new-user registration form ask for the user’s ORCID but in having the login screen allow you to authenticate using your ORCID username and password. ORCID offers integration of their single sign-on with other systems, much like Google, Facebook, or Shibboleth.


It’s not only asking about ORCID but actually performs authentication. But I think it does not provide all that you need. Have you looked at this announcement?


Yes, the announcement prompted my feature request. As I understand it, the plugin connects with ORCID to verify that the supplied ORCID is one that the person owns, it does not allow a user to sign on using that ORCID username and password instead of signing on with a username and password local to an OJS instance. This is what I’m requesting.