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Publishing strategy guide

Make your work visible

It is important to make sure that your work is as visible as possible so that it can have the greatest chance of achieving maximum reach. Take these easy steps to make yourself findable and make your work trackable.


What is an ORCID iD?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) is a global non-profit organisation that provides a unique identifier for researchers to link their outputs with their research identity and get credit for their work.

Why should I get an ORCID iD?


  • Do you have a common name or use a different versions of your name when publishing? ORCID alleviates mistaken identity

  • Many publishers are now requiring ORCID iDs during publication submission
  • Funders such as ARC and NHMRC are requesting ORCID iDs to streamline the grant submission process

  • You can use your iD at every stage of your career, even if you change institutions​


What is a DOI?

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique and permanent online link to an object.

What are the benefits of having a DOI?

  • to ensure long term access to your work using the same link
  • so other researchers can more easily find, use, share and cite your work
  • it will increase your citations

How do I get a DOI?

You can get a DOI for the following publication types:

  • reports, working papers
  • theses
  • conference papers, presentations and posters
  • creative works

Request a DOI through the UNSW DOI Service

Need help?

How do I get an ORCID iD?

Log in to ROS and click on the Add your ORCID link or register directly on the ORCID site.

Already have an ORCID iD? Add it to your ROS profile to improve the accuracy of your search settings.

See our ORCID page for more information or contact your Faculty Outreach Librarian.

How do I publish a dataset record?

Use UNSWorks to publish a dataset record and get a DOI for your data.