Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.
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In the context of research, unique author identifiers are one way to solve the problem of author ambiguity. Being able to consistently and accurately identify the author of a piece of research is valuable for researchers (because it means you can quickly find other work by the same author and ensure your own work is linked to you) and for administrators and librarians (because it’s vital to be able to manage and report on the research your institution has produced). (Source)
Several unique author identifiers have been developed to address this issue in recent years, but the three main ones are:
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Research Gate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. ResearchGate's mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by enabling scientists to share success, failures, and best practices across disciplines. (Source)