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This question led to a new package:
orcidlink

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:

\usepackage{academicons}
\definecolor{orcidlogocol}{HTML}{A6CE39}
\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
    Commented Aug 11, 2018 at 2:25
  • @Milo That's good to know. Are you aware of any alternatives that are compatible with pdflatex? Commented May 13, 2020 at 16:02
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    @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. Commented 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.
    Commented Dec 6, 2020 at 18:41

3 Answers 3

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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.

enter image description here

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:

enter image description here

  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

CODE

\documentclass{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{scalerel}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{svg.path}

\definecolor{orcidlogocol}{HTML}{A6CE39}
\tikzset{
  orcidlogo/.pic={
    \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}
                 svg{M88.7,56.8c0,5.5-4.5,10.1-10.1,10.1c-5.6,0-10.1-4.6-10.1-10.1c0-5.6,4.5-10.1,10.1-10.1C84.2,46.7,88.7,51.3,88.7,56.8z};
  }
}

\newcommand\orcidicon[1]{\href{https://orcid.org/#1}{\mbox{\scalerel*{
\begin{tikzpicture}[yscale=-1,transform shape]
\pic{orcidlogo};
\end{tikzpicture}
}{|}}}}

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

\begin{document}

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

\end{document}
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  • 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
    Commented 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
    Commented 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 Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 21:51
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    @Milo I have not forgotten your "glasses symbol"....:-)
    – Sebastiano
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 15:35
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    @duetosymmetry, could you publish the orcidlink.sty at CTAN?
    – FHZ
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 17:03
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The package to be used here is orcidlink.

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

Full command:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[pdfstartview=XYZ,
bookmarks=true,
colorlinks=true,
linkcolor=blue,
urlcolor=blue,
citecolor=blue,
pdftex,
bookmarks=true,
linktocpage=true, % makes the page number as hyperlink in table of content
hyperindex=true
]{hyperref}

\usepackage{orcidlink}

\begin{document}

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

\maketitle

\end{document}
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    I can't see any new information to the accepted answer ... Commented Jul 29, 2021 at 18:33
  • Worked for me. Thanks!
    – Sachin
    Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 5:14
  • using this package makes some of the titles disappear and changes the color of some others, for ieeeaccess document class
    – JollyRoger
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 14:54
  • This should be the accepted answer. This looks exactly how it looks on other publications in the IEEE Journals.
    – Sn0wfreeze
    Commented Jul 20, 2023 at 8:06
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Here's a variant that uses pict2e, if you cannot use tikz for some reason:

\documentclass{IEEEtran}

\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{pict2e}

\newsavebox{\ORCIDlogo}
\savebox{\ORCIDlogo}{%
\setlength{\unitlength}{\dimexpr 1em/256\relax}%
\begin{picture}(256,256)%
  \color[HTML]{A6CE39}\put(128,128){\circle*{256}}%
  \color{white}%
  \put(78.6,199.2){\circle*{20}}%
  \moveto(70.9,176,9)\lineto(86.3,176,9)\lineto(86.3,69.8)\lineto(70.9,69.8)%
  \closepath\fillpath%
  \moveto(108.9,176.9)\lineto(150.5,176.9)%
  \curveto(190.1,176.9)(207.5,148.6)(207.5 ,123.3)%
  \curveto(207.5,95,8)(186,69.7)(150.7,69.7)%
  \lineto(108.9,69.7)%
  \closepath\fillpath%
  \color[HTML]{A6CE39}%
  \moveto(124.3,83.6)\lineto(148.8,83.6)%
  \curveto(183.7,83.6)(191.7,110.1)(191.7,123.3)%
  \curveto(191.7,144.8)(178,163)(148,163)%
  \lineto(124.3,163)%
  \closepath\fillpath%
\end{picture}%
}

\newcommand\orcidicon[1]{\href{https://orcid.org/#1}{\usebox{\ORCIDlogo}}}

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

\begin{document}

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

\end{document}

The coordinates are derived directly from the official ORCID Logo SVG.

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