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Publishing in Sciences - Technology - Medicine (S.T.M.): Identifying the author and the text

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Authors' numerical identifiers

  •  Several modes of international registration are freely offered to the authors
  •  Among others, three of the more common:
    • Researcher-ID associeted to the Web of Science
    • ORCID more neutral and widespread
    • Defined in France idHAL of the CCSD (French open archive with international vocation)
  • Registration, above the homogeneous alphabetical form of the name, is a guarantee of identification and visibility.


Typology of Authors IDs

Impact and visibility of the Research: profiles of researchers (U. L. of Utrecht, Netherlands)

Author's Mention

  • —The researcher should adopt a unique, lasting and definitive form of his or her name at the beginning of his or her career.
  • 3 especially sensitive cases:
    • Double or compound name
    • —Marital or original name
    • Transliterated name from a non-Latin alphabet
  • Crucial precaution to be systematically and perpetually found on the Web
  • Clearly mention the Corresponding author
  • Associate each author with one or more affiliation (s): see below


  • Respect scrupulously, when applicable, the charter of signature specific to the institution
  • An approximate and uncertified institutional signature can result in the loss of the article in local and international censuses.
  • The lack of an approved form of affiliation hinders very strongly visibility and valorisation
  • To each affiliation, are associated one or x author (s): see above

Grants / credits

  • Mention donor organizations, sponsors etc.
  • Indicate specific project and file numbers =
    • compulsory acknowledgement vs. these organizations
    • it is a guarantee of quality that values the article

Digital document identifier

  • The DOI, Document Object Identifier, is a registration number of the publication.
  • It is usually attributed to the publisher's initiative
  • Several registration agencies serve as intermediaries (ex.: CrossRef)
  • is a non-profit organization
  • DOI unambiguously points to the publication in search engines
  • It avoids errors of words, spelling, year-volume-pages etc ...
  • It' syntax is:  followed by the number