A common problem when tracking publication and citation data is that there is likely to be other authors with the same, or similar, name. Author 'disambiguation' is a key technique that helps to solve this problem, to separate out, for example, J. Bloggs from all the other J. Bloggs in the world.
The most effective way to do this is to register for unique author identifiers. The three main ones are:
|ORCID||Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a platform neutral identifier linking your identity and affiliation with other identification schemes.|
Scopus Author Identifier
|Integrates with Scopus, ScienceDirect, and SciVal platforms and links with ORCID to exchange publication data.|
Integrates with Web of Science platform and links with ORCID to exchange publication data.
When submitting a work for publication, use your ORCID to ensure a consistent name and affiliation at Victoria University of Wellington.
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a non-profit, open-source digital author identifier. It helps solve name ambiguity in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers.
It is free to get an ORCID, and you are able to manage your own record of qualifications, employment, publications, peer reviews, as well as search for others in the ORCID Registry. Your ORCID should contain non-sensitive information such as name, email, organisation and research activities. Use your ORCID when submitting manuscripts for publication, datasets and funding applications to minimise input of publication details and ensure connection between authors, your work and your affiliation. You can elect to have your ORCID auto-updated when works with a valid identifier are published, providing value for researchers.
A large number of institutions and publishers are integrated with ORCID including publishers, libraries and societies. ORCID improves data quality for an organisation and tracking of research performance; profile and visibility.
In 2016 the New Zealand ORCID Consortium, representing 34 scientific and research community and funding agencies, launched with the Royal Society as the lead agency.
We highly recommended signing up to an ORCID using your .vuw.ac.nz email address. ORCIDs are persistent and portable and you can take them with you when or if you leave Victoria University of Wellington.
You can add works to your ORCID iD in a number of ways:
The Scopus Author ID works with Scopus and ScienceDirect databases. Outputs from the same author are aggregated in to a Scopus Author ID and the details of those publications are listed, additionally citations to the outputs are counted and some bibliometric data are calculated for the author.
Finding your Scopus Author ID
Updating/editing your Scopus ID
As the information is collated automatically you may find that wrong articles have been attributed to you, or that your articles have been split across several duplicate IDs. You can use the Author Feedback Wizard to merge or edit your record. The online guide explains the process, or contact your subject librarian.