Finding articles of an author
Searching for the work of specific authors can be difficult: there can be multiple authors with the same familyname and initials, even within the same research field. An author can also change his or her name (for example after marriage) or change research fields. When you want to compare researchers, for example by looking at their H-indices, it’s important that you are looking at the work of the intended researcher, not also at the work of another researcher with the same name.
Web of Science tries to solve this problem in two ways: the author finder, with distinct author sets, and with linking authors to two Author Identifiers: ResearcherID and ORCID.
This part of the course covers: