When it comes to authorship, it is important to think about using a standard name on your research papers as well as considering signing up for a unique researcher iD (an ORCiD iD) so that other workers can more easily tie work you have ve created back to you. This can very easily get confusing: In my field, paleontology, there are quite a few colleagues with the family name ‘Zhu’, for example: Who is who?

Post by Gareth Dyke, Editor-in-Chief of Biosis: Biological Systems (Published by EAPG), and Historical Biology (Published by Taylor and Francis).