The preferred way is that all coauthors should create their ORCID at http://orcid.org), then create a profile within JMIR Publications (http://www.jmir.org/login) and enter/authorize their ORID there (How do I add an ORCID to my JMIR User Profile?). If the email address matches the email address of the coauthor on a submitted/accepted paper, then the ORCID of the coauthor will be automatically to that paper. If you are the corresponding author, please send your coauthors these instructions.
As a fallback, e.g. if a coauthor is sick, incapacitated, or simply reluctant to create a profile, the submitting author can enter the ORCIDs of their co-authors in the metadata form, at any time on or after submission.
As submitting author, login to your account and then...
- Under Roles click "Author"
- Click on the TItle of your Article to take you to view it
- Scroll down to the "Submission Metadata" section
- Click on "Edit Metadata"
- Enter the ORCIDs in the appropriate ORCID field for each author where it is missing
If you have any concerns, please feel free to send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org