ResearcherID helps reduce author ambiguity in Hong Kong

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The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has selected ResearcherID by Thomson Reuters. This tool should reduce author ambiguity and enhance the robustness of HKU's institutional repository, the HKU Scholars Hub, which provides open-access support to the university's scholarly content.

ResearcherID is a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community of authors who are each assigned a unique identifier that eliminates author misidentification and enables instant viewing of his/her citation metrics. HKU, Hong Kong's oldest university, is said to be the first institution worldwide to implement ResearcherID on this scale; more than 900 profiles are being uploaded for the faculties of dentistry, medicine and engineering.