1.- Authors from Spain and most Latinamerican countries use two surnames. Have a look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs and http://yuba.stanford.edu/~molinero/html/surname.html
It would be very helpful if OJS could include an extra field to store the second surname of authors.
2.- Although it's a difficult task to have a global unique author identifier, It would be helpful if OJS could have a unique code for every author that collaborates at any time in the journal. AFAIK every time you introduce a new article and its correspondent author, a new authority record is created in the database. Wouldn't it be better if you could have a unique record for every author?
The "Last name" field in the User Profile form can handle spaces, so it is currently possible to list two surnames in that field. For example, If in my journal profile I were
We are in the process of tackling this. I'm not entirely sure about having global author identifiers, per se -- but we will be providing the ability for submitting authors to look up authors that already exist within the system as they create the article's metadata. This would hopefully cut down on typos, misattribution, etc., and would also make it easier for the submitting author to fill out the submission metadata.
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