N – Pubmed Author ID

The US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is addressing the issue of author name variation within PubMed. A new system, called PubMed Author ID, will require authors to register and to identify their research articles in PubMed, thus allowing NCBI to link alternate names and spellings. The anticipated launch for PubMed Author ID is in mid-2011.