Author Identification in Economics, ... And Beyond
16 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Date Written: July 30, 2013
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.
Keywords: ratswd, ratswd working paper, data sharing, data management, Germany, data availability, open access, research infrastructure, data, replication, data privacy, metadata, research data centre, infrastructure, author identification, author service, AuthorClaim, RePEc
JEL Classification: A14
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