Author rights are the rights provided the copyright owner and granted under copyright law.
Authors who publish articles in scholarly journals often sign away copyright to their scholarly work without knowing. Many times this can be avoided by negotiating with the publisher to maintain your copyright.
By retaining control of your copyright, you will be able to:
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Some journals are now requiring an ORCID identifier for publishing. You can sign up for your own ORCID id here.