When publishing an article, consider how unique your name is at your institution or nationally at the research level. Databases such as Web of Science and Scopus attempt to connect your publications together for impact and h-index calculations. However, the more common your name is, the more difficult it can be to distinguish you from other authors. When publishing an article, consider using not only your first name, but your second name or first initial of your second name to help disambiguate your name from other researchers.
Some databases such as Web of Science and Scopus assign unique author IDs to help connect articles from one author. However, these author IDs are unique to the specific database, and they may not completely unit all your publications together under one ID if you belong to multiple departments or have worked at multiple institutions.
Selected Author IDs
(International Standard Name Identifier)
|From ISNI International Agency; ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified||ISNI gets data from many sources. Search existing IDs on the search page. Apply for an ISNI.|
|Scopus Author Identifier||From Elsevier||Identifier automatically assigned to all authors indexed in Scopus|
|Google Scholar Citations||From Google|
|arXiv Author IDs||From arXiv|
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