January 27, 2020. HeinOnline, a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has integrated with ORCID, enabling authors of legal publications to connect their ORCID iD with their Author Profile from within the HeinOnline platform.

ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier) provides unique, persistent identifiers (ORCID iDs) for individuals to distinguish between researchers and to connect them with their works, contributions, and organizational affiliations. ORCID is especially relevant in the law scholarship landscape as US News prepares to rank US law schools based on scholarly impact, using citation data from HeinOnline. Linking a HeinOnline Author Profile Page to an ORCID account will aid law scholars and their affiliated institutions in receiving accurate attribution for their contributions to the field, and also allows authors to display HeinOnline works on their ORCID record.

Shane Marmion, President of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., says: “HeinOnline is excited to join forces with ORCID to unveil this new integration within our Author Profile Pages. ORCID’s ability to provide unique identifiers makes a great fit for our premier research platform, which contains the works of hundreds of thousands of authors. The integration will streamline the process of identifying authors who publish under multiple name variations by connecting them to their affiliated works. Additionally, authors with scholarly works found outside of HeinOnline will be able to use their ORCID account as a gateway to showcase this content in their Author Profile Page.”

Laure Haak, ORCID’s Executive Director, says: “ORCID is an open resource for the entire research and scholarly community. We are excited to be supporting the legal field and look forward to ongoing collaborations to ensure that legal scholars can represent their work in an inclusive and transparent manner.” 

Connect an Author Profile Page to an ORCID Account

To connect an Author Profile Page in HeinOnline to an ORCID account, the following instructions have been made available: https://help.heinonline.org/kb/what-is-orcid/

About HeinOnline – HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 178 million pages and 250,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. presidents, and much more. Learn more at https://home.heinonline.org/.

About ORCID – ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. ORCID provides open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. ORCID provides this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis. Learn more at https://orcid.org

To learn more, please contact:

Ben Boron
Marketing Manager
William S. Hein & Co., Inc. & HeinOnline
2350 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
800-828-7571, Ext. 104

Julie Petro
Director of Communications
10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20817

For more information about institutional ORCID membership through the ORCID US Community consortium, administered by LYRASIS, please contact:

Sheila Rabun
ORCID US Community Specialist
1438 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309