Why is it important to an academic institution that its researchers should hold an "identity card"?
Academic institutions receive budgeting, among other things, by measuring the number of scientific publications of their researchers. Quotes from the researchers' reports show the degree of impact of an academic institution in the scientific community. In addition, the importance of this issue is now of considerable importance to the visibility of an academic institution.
In order to count quotes and assign them precisely to the author and institution to which they belong, and to avoid errors resulting from various instances of the name of the institution and the author, a built-in system is used. The Hebrew University chose ORCID for this purpose.
Guide: ORCID: Why do we need ORCID?
Publishing in Open Access journals:
We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with SAGE Publishing, whereby researchers of the Hebrew University will be able to publish articles at Open Access in about 900 SAGE hybrid titles at a cost of only GBP 200.
The list of titles included in the agreement can be found on the publisher website at Sage Choice Information.
Researchers are not required to do anything. A researcher associated with the institution participating in the agreement will receive a notice from the publisher that he may publish at OA at a cost of GBP 200 and, subject to the researcher's consent, he will be transferred to an OA advertising track.
Journals incuded in Company of Biologists publisher, are open to Open Access publishing while identify as HUJI user.