The AuthorClaim registration service aims to link scholars with the records about the works that they have written, as recorded in a bibliographic database. To you, as a scholarly author, this means
- We build a profile for you, that shows all your identified works.
- Users of bibliographic databases that use AuthorClaim record can link right to your profile page or your homepage.
- It becomes possible to distinguish the works of homonyms, a people that are recorded with abbreviated names. Thus if you are recorded in the bibliography as “J. Smith”, it becomes possible to see that you are “Jane Smith” rather than “James Smith”.
- As and when such services are in place, you can get regular statistics about downloads and citations of your works.
- The collected data can be used to compute various rankings.
By registering, you create a profile and an account in the system. The Registration process requires a valid email address and takes six screens to go through. These screens include a search for your workplaces, as well as a search for your publications. Then the system sends you a confirmation email. When you open the confirmation link in the email message, your data is saved and account activated.
When you create or update a profile, it is written to a static web page with a short permanent address.
You enter AuthorClam with email address and a password. When you login, you start a session. During the session, you can change any part of your profile, including the email address you login with.
Any changes you make to your profile won’t take effect until you log off. If you do not log off yourself, the system will do it for you after a short period of inactivity. It will save any changes and close your session.
The service is in a building-up phase. It is not experimental. That means, author records that users create now will be kept in perpetuity.
There is currently little further use of these records. This is because the service has just started. A large-scale AuthorProfile service is being built. But you can already create a link from your homepage to your profile page, or download the profile page to your homepage. We will be pleased to help you use the data.
The service is basically a clone of the RePEc Author Service, which already runs for almost 10 years, and has registered a majority of active researchers in economics. It is run by me, Thomas Krichel. I also happen to be the creator of the RePEc Author Service and of RePEc itself.
What this service is not
AuthorClaim is not a replacement for libraries, publishers, and eprint archives. It just helps them to work better.
- Registering with AuthorClaim does not allow access to any privileged access to documents or data.
- You can not submit documents to AuthorClaim. In other words, when you you authorship you choose from a database of documents, but you can’t create new document entries.
- There is no listing of registered persons or a search facility for them. Other services will provide this.
The profiles data is available for bulk download at ftp://ftp.authorclaim.org. The data is made available under a CC CC0 license.