In order to be able to clearly assign our authors, we intend to include the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) as a mandatory field for contributors starting in 2021. ORCID is a standard for the identification of contributors in research and scientific publishing. This change is intended to further improve the quality management of EXCLI Journal. For details regarding the ORCID see ORCID – Wikipedia

In order to speed up the submission process, the ORCID is mandatory as unique identifier for authors from 2021 on.