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Author Identifiers: Home

What is a Unique Author Identifier?

A Unique Author Identifier is a  tool that can help researchers identify their specific publications. The benefits of a Unique Author Identifier include:

  • Disambiguate common names and multiple institutional affiliations (e.g. Jane D. Smith UC versus Jane D. Smith at NKU)
  • Authors can identify and collect their work for others to find quickly
  • Citations and impact of individual papers and authors can be more accurately measured
  • Accurate evaluation of an author’s productivity and impact in their field
  • More precise institutional publication metrics

Unique Author Identifier (UAI) tools

UAI's help authors properly identify and collect their publications. They provide the most complete list of publications that can then be used for grant information, sharing with colleagues or other data collection processes. The NIH is asking for a UAI e.g. ORCID when applying for a grants. Here are some of the UAI's a researcher can use.

Unique Author Identifier (UAI) tools

UAI's help authors properly identify and collect their publications. They provide the most complete list of publications that can then be used for grant information, sharing with colleagues or other data collection processes.

For a better understand of each tool, click on the blue tabs above.
 

Alison Kissling

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Alison Kissling
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Cincinnati Children's
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