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I would like to display the ORCID id in an author list in an IEEEtran pdf, like that: what it should look like

Is there a standard way to include it in an IEEEtran article with PdfLaTeX? I used two approaches from Is there a standard way to include ORCID in TeX / PDF?, but I failed.

One is to insert the ORCID icon in the author list. I used the blow code:

\author{Ali Al-Obaidi \href{https://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000}{\includegraphics[scale=1]{figures/orcid_16x16.png}}}

where orchid_16x16.png is provided in the link https://orcid.org/trademark-and-id-display-guidelines. But the result is that the icon is not clear enough, even I replaced it with a different size.

The other approach is to use the academicons package, like that:

\author{AAA \href{https://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000}{\textcolor{orcidlogocol}{\aiOrcid}}}

However, the result is like that:

faulty result

And I also got two errors: "Latex Error: Encoding scheme 'TU' unknown" and "Bad character code (59865)". In the latest academicons.sty (see ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/fonts/academicons/academicons.sty), academicons use the font TU. However, it seems that the compiler PdfLateX cannot support this font.

Thus, is there anyone that knows a standard way to include it in an IEEEtran article with PdfLaTeX? Please help me.

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    \usepackage{academicons} doesn't work with pdflatex
    – Milo
    Aug 11, 2018 at 2:25
  • @Milo That's good to know. Are you aware of any alternatives that are compatible with pdflatex? May 13, 2020 at 16:02
  • @Milo The package ctan.org/pkg/fontawesome5 has the symbol \faOrcid and it runs with pdflatex. It can also be made green by {\color{orcidgreen}\faOrcid{}} (you need to define the color first) or similar. An alternative is the new ctan.org/pkg/orcidlink. Nov 22, 2020 at 15:33
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    @CampanIgnis For full clarity, the orcidlink package on CTAN explicitly notes that it is simply a packaging of the accepted answer on this thread.
    – E.P.
    Dec 6, 2020 at 18:41

2 Answers 2


This answer has been packaged into the orcidlink package on CTAN by @duetosymmetry

Here is a pdflatex solution which uses tikz and the original .svg of the orcid icon.

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Here are the steps:

  1. Using the svg.path TikZ library you can faithfully replicate the icon.

  2. I've used the scalerel package to scale the icon to the size of | (a vertical bar). This means it scales nicely with the size of the font. No special reason for choosing | other than it makes the size and placement roughly match the guidelines on the orcid website, which illustrate the icon placement should look something like this:

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  1. This has all been wrapped in a command called orcidicon which takes as an input the orcid code, e.g. \orcidicon{0000-0000-0000-0000}.

  2. \href takes care of making it hyperlinked.

Note to get a bit of additional spacing after the logo I've used \, to add some thinspace.

Inspired by Using TikZ to create a custom word which combines an svg image and text



    \fill[orcidlogocol] svg{M256,128c0,70.7-57.3,128-128,128C57.3,256,0,198.7,0,128C0,57.3,57.3,0,128,0C198.7,0,256,57.3,256,128z};
    \fill[white] svg{M86.3,186.2H70.9V79.1h15.4v48.4V186.2z}
                 svg{M108.9,79.1h41.6c39.6,0,57,28.3,57,53.6c0,27.5-21.5,53.6-56.8,53.6h-41.8V79.1z M124.3,172.4h24.5c34.9,0,42.9-26.5,42.9-39.7c0-21.5-13.7-39.7-43.7-39.7h-23.7V172.4z}

\begin{tikzpicture}[yscale=-1,transform shape]

\usepackage{hyperref} %<--- Load after everything else


\title{Title goes here}
\author{John Doe \orcidicon{0000-0000-0000-0000}\,, \IEEEmembership{Senior Member, IEEE}}

  • Is there a way to male this work with the authblk package? First the \orcidicon command needs a protect there and then it completely garbles how more than one author is typeset...
    – quazgar
    Oct 11, 2018 at 15:24
  • Sorry, can't help with this. Perhaps you can ask a new question on the site with a MWE of your problem.
    – Milo
    Oct 11, 2018 at 15:59
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    FYI @Milo, I packaged up your command into a .sty file to make it simple for users, with credit to this answer. The style file can be found here: github.com/duetosymmetry/orcidlink-LaTeX-command Dec 12, 2019 at 21:51
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    @Milo I have not forgotten your "glasses symbol"....:-)
    – Sebastiano
    Aug 27, 2020 at 15:35
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    @duetosymmetry, could you publish the orcidlink.sty at CTAN?
    – FHZ
    Aug 27, 2020 at 17:03

The package to be used here is orcidlink.

To use this package, in the preamble include \usepackage{orcidlink}.

Full command:


linktocpage=true, % makes the page number as hyperlink in table of content



\title{Here is the title}
\author{Author 1\,\orcidlink{0000-0002-0000-0000}     
    Author 2\,\orcidlink{0000-0002-0000-0000}}


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    I can't see any new information to the accepted answer ... Jul 29, 2021 at 18:33
  • Worked for me. Thanks! Mar 4 at 5:14

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