New & Improved Author Profile
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Successful completion of algorithm enhancement project for more precise Author Profile data in SciVerse Scopus
In September 2011, AP2, an extensive algorithm enhancement project has been successfully completed, in an effort to raise the precision level of Author Profile data.
With more powerful matching capabilities of the algorithm, users will see more precise Author Profile data through:
- More consolidation of the historical one-paper profiles
- Regular re-processing of all existing Author Profiles based on the stronger matching evidences that build up over time
- More precise assignment of new incoming articles to the best matching Author Profiles by applying more steps of stricter criteria
Additionally, due to the completion of the project, the manual corrections processing time is back to the standard 2-3 weeks time frame.
With the more sophisticated algorithm, users will not only save time when searching for all papers published by a particular author in SciVerse Scopus, but will also see the positive impact on overall functional capabilities of SciVal solutions.
Improved feedback mechanism for authors
In the spirit of saving time and providing more clear communication between authors and Elsevier’s customer service department, we have also recently implemented a new Author Feedback Wizard now integrated in Scopus which allows authors to suggest changes to their profile more easily, more specifically, and more efficiently.
Gone are the days of back-and-forth emails between authors and our customer service department. Now authors can suggest changes to their profile on Scopus using our unique Author Feedback Wizard which quickly guides them through a series of questions and options to select as appropriate. For example, authors can select:
- Which name variations should be grouped together in their profile;
- Which spelling variation should be used as the primary name under which all documents are listed;
- And finally, authors may review a list of all documents associated with their profile in order to ensure that they do indeed belong to him or her.
Improved navigation, speed and precision
All users, especially authors, will appreciate the coming improvements to the Author Profile data and manual feedback process.
Users may rely more easily and more fully on the accuracy of the information they find in SciVerse Scopus. In addition, authors will benefit from more accurate document and citation counts, helping to reflect their prestige as well as that of their institution and co-authors.
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