The metadata of one journal was not filled correctly.
I.e. there are different initials, contact information, mail, affiliation of one author in different articles.
So as a result, we have instead of one two or… up to ten authors (See screenshot)
Is it possible to merge them in quick way? Or we have to correct each article metadata manually?
@vvucic , Thanks for the answer!
I’ve already tried…
But, unfortunately, the authors of articles are not registered as users. Articles were added via Quick Submit Plugin, so we have olny admin-users in this list (
Yes, that is correct – unfortunately there is no easy way to synchronize those author metadata In a way it is also possible that the metadata changes with the time, but currently we also do not have a good possibility to surely say that those are one and the same author. We are working on a better solution in general – to find a way to identify the authors better, but this is still a work in progress…
Thus, I am afraid those metadata has to be manually adopted, if wished so…
@bozana , @vvucic
it’s a pity … Thanks for the answer. will work manually.
Can i make a suggestion for the next milestone in this connection!!!?
It would be very cool if the authors’ metadata were remembered by the system at the first input.
And when you need to add information about this author in another article, it would display automatically (for example, after filling the author’s Last Name, if it coincides with those that already exist in the system… or options will be available to select the author).
Like Autofill forms in browser. or something like that
So admin have to fill First and Last Name, Affiliation, email, country, ORCID, bio… just one time (first time).
This will avoid multiple duplicates in the authors’ lists… http://ihe.nas.gov.ua/index.php/journal/search/authors
this will avoid the need for metadata changes, synchronization and merge authors, in my opinion
One reason that we don’t automatically merge author records, even when the email is the same, is that author information, such as the name or affiliation, may change between two publications. For example, an author may change their name after getting married or divorced. But typically the original publication remains under the previous name.
i have noticed one thing when it comes to author index, /search/authors, when submission was made if author name was put in one language in multi-language setup and not in other, when on author index page you choose opposite language names are not displayed.