Author Identification in Economics...and Beyond
FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2012-018A
14 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2012
Date Written: June 29, 2012
Identifying authorship correctly and efficiently is a difficult problem when the literature is abundant, but poorly recorded. Homonyms are tedious to differentiate. This paper describes how the field of economics has organized itself with respect to author identification. We describe the RePEc project with a special emphasis on the RePEc Author Service. We then discuss how the concept is currently being expanded to the entire scientific body with the AuthorClaim project.
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