Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Ambiguity in Rendering of Personal Names Lead to Vagueness in the Results of Scientometric Studies: A Study Using Scientometric Analysis of Arrhythmia ResearchAuthor : Prasanna Raj
Volume 8 No.1 January-June 2018 pp 44-51
Most of the bibliographic databases like Web of Science, Scopus etc. use author name and full author name as two separate fields in the citation database. The analysis part uses short form of author name to list the high prolific authors. There are discrepancies in this listing since it is possible to render two different authors like Zang, Jio and Zang, James under one caption Zang, J.While listing the high productive authors in the analysis part, Zang, J will have two publications though the two authors are different. This study illustrates this ambiguity in rendering of author names taking scientometric analysis of Arrhythmia research as case study.
Scientometric Studies, Arrhythmia Research