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, and is used to:
Institutions, publishers and funders also 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.
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