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Scientific publishing: Identity crisis

Chinese authors are publishing more and more papers, but are they receiving due credit and recognition for their work? Not if their names get confused along the way. Jane Qiu reports.


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Jane Qiu writes for _Nature_ from Beijing. See also Correspondence "Give south Indian authors their true names,": "Name variations can hit citation rankings,": "Names: dropped to avoid prejudice, now useful again":

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Qiu, J. Scientific publishing: Identity crisis. Nature 451, 766–767 (2008).

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