The Beta Author Search feature is available to assist with finding articles by specific authors. Author’s names in IEEE Xplore have now been disambiguated making it easier to find articles written by an author under multiple formats of their name.
Now powered by an extensive database of newly linked and normalized names, the new IEEE Xplore Author Search delivers markedly improved search results. Select Author Search and type in an author name to retrieve a more complete and accurate result set for an author. The new Author Search provides greater precision for finding articles by specific authors than what is available in Advanced Search since you can now target a specific combination of first name and last name as opposed to searching in Advanced Search and limiting your search to an individual “Authors” field.
In addition, the recall has been improved since all variations of the author name are now combined into a single author record eliminating the need to perform multiple searches for the author’s name in various formats.
Click under the Global Search box.
IEEE Xplore displays the Author Search feature which will locate articles written by a particular author.
Click . IEEE Xplore looks through the citation records and presents a list of results whose authors include the name you specified. If you are logged in,the subscription identifier icon indicates articles where you have access to full text.
The author name searched on is displayed at the top of the search results page in the “You searched for” section. An “x” icon appears to the right of each field to allow for the removal of individual name fields. For example, if you would like to remove the search criteria for the first name “Michael” and search for all articles written by authors with the last name “Jones”, you can click on the “x” icon next to “First Name”:Michael.
To refine the list of results, use the Author facet on the search results page.
The search results page will display a listing of articles published by the author name specified. In the example above, search results will be returned for articles written by Michael Jones. The normalized format of the author name will be shown next to each search result in Last Name, First Initial format (for example: Jones, M.). The left side refinements (or "Filter These Results") section of the search results page includes the display name which is a a combination of the longest first name, last name and middle name available for each author. Although the normalized name format is shown for each article in the search results, articles for all variations of the name (Jones, M.; Jones, Mike; Jones, M. J.; etc.) are retrieved and combined into a single display name.
Try to be specific as possible when searching for an author to ensure precise results. Keep in mind, however, that even when precise matches are found, there may be cases where there will be more than one author with the same name in the search results set. In the event that this occurs, the authors’ names will be combined in the Author facet (along with the combined total of articles in the search result set for each author). You may be able to distinguish between authors of the same name by refining by secondary fields such as affiliation or publication title.
Note: IEEE authors may request an update to their display name by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some tips to keep in mind when searching by author name:
Understanding Author Search
Formatting Author Names
Author Search Examples
Refining by Author
Structured Advanced Search