Many authors publish under a number of different name varieties – with or without middle names or initials. Additionally, author names can be formatted differently. Author Identifiers match the documents of this author and groups these name variants together so that authors, even if cited differently, are identified with their specific papers.
Also there are many authors sharing the same name, which makes it hard to create a complete overview of a single authors’ publications.
A unique Author Identifier solves the problem of name ambiguity.
An author identifyer can be used to:
Improve Administrative Efficiency
Institutions, publishers and funders expect to be able to make use of authors' unique identifiers in their workflows, reducing the amount of repetitive biographical information required when you submit your CV or manuscripts for publication, for example.
Improve Research Impact
Establishing a unique researcher identity is an important step to improving your research impact. There are a variety of options for creating a unique identity, with ORCID, ResearcherID and Scopus Author Identifier being highly recommended.
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