Publishing in Sciences - Technology - Medicine (S.T.M.): Identifying the author and the text
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)
- 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)
- DOI.org 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: http://dx.doi.org/ followed by the number