publication . Article . 2018

Accuracy of Author Names in Bibliographic Data Sources: An Italian Case Study

Demetrescu, Camil; Ribichini, Andrea; Schaerf, Marco;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Oct 2018
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Country: Italy
We investigate the accuracy of how author names are reported in bibliographic records excerpted from four prominent sources: WoS, Scopus, PubMed, and CrossRef. We take as a case study 44,549 publications stored in the internal database of Sapienza University of Rome, one of the largest universities in Europe. While our results indicate generally good accuracy for all bibliographic data sources considered, we highlight a number of issues that undermine the accuracy for certain classes of author names, including compound names and names with diacritics, which are common features to Italian and other Western languages.
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Fields of Science and Technology classification (FOS)
05 social sciences, 0509 other social sciences, 050904 information & library sciences, 050905 science studies
free text keywords: Author names, accuracy, Scopus, WoS, CrossRef, PubMed, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, General Social Sciences, Library science, Scopus, History
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  • Social Science and Humanities
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  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 643950
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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