Scopus Author Identifier distinguishes between these names by assigning each author in Scopus a unique number and grouping together all of the documents written by that author. You will be automatically assigned a Scopus Author ID when you publish in a journal indexed by Scopus.
This feature is especially useful for distinguishing between authors who share very common names like Smith or Wang or Lee.
Additionally, author names in Scopus can be formatted differently. For example, the same author could appear in one document as
Lewis, M; in another as
Lewis, M.J; and in another as
Lewis, Michael. Scopus Author Identifier matches the documents of this author and groups these name variants together so that authors, even if cited differently, are identified with their specific papers.
You can search using the Scopus Author Identifier from the Author and Advanced search forms.