2. Creator (MA)

datacite:creator

2.1. Cardinality

Mandatory

Occurrence: 1-n

2.2. Definition and Usage Instruction

The authors of the publication in priority order. May be a corporate/institutional or personal name.

Do Not Confuse With

Remarks

2.2.1. Property creator (M, 1-n)

2.2.2. Subproperty creatorName (M)

The name of the author (occurrence: 1). The format should be: family, given. Non-roman names may be transliterated according to the ALA-LC schemas.

2.2.2.1. Attribute nameType (R)

The type of name (occurrence: 0-1).

Controlled list values

  • Organizational
  • Personal

2.2.3. Subproperty givenName (R)

The personal or first name of the author.

2.2.4. Subproperty familyName (R)

The surname or last name of the author.

2.2.5. Subproperty nameIdentifier (R)

Uniquely identifies an individual or legal entity, according to various schemes (occurrences: 0-n). The format is dependent upon scheme.

Note

OpenAIRE recommends including a nameIdentifierSchema such as an ORCID, ISNI, ROR, or GRID if available.

2.2.5.1. Attribute nameIdentifierScheme (M)

The name of the name identifier scheme (occurrence: 1). Mandatory if nameIdentifier is used.

2.2.5.2. Attribute schemeURI (R)

The URI of the name identifier scheme (occurrence: 0-1).

2.2.6. Subproperty affiliation (R)

The organizational or institutional affiliation of the creator (occurrence: 0-n).

2.3. Example

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<datacite:creators>
  <datacite:creator>
    <datacite:creatorName>Evans, R.J.</datacite:creatorName>
    <datacite:affiliation>Institute of Science and Technology</datacite:affiliation>
    <datacite:nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID"
                    schemeURI="http://orcid.org">
      1234-1234-1234-1234
    </datacite:nameIdentifier>
  </datacite:creator>
</datacite:creators>