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Author Identity Management

Name Ambiguity Issues, ORCID Creation and Integration

Web of Science ResearcherID on Publons

Web of Science ResearcherID, a unique identifier that associates researchers with their published works, is now displayed on Publons, a single profile that tracks and showcases peer reviews and journal editing contributions along with publications and citation metrics. Web of Science ResearcherID and Publons are both from Web of Science Group. 


Sign in with your credentials for Web of Science ResearcherID, EndNote, etc. to use Publons. Before registering for a new account, please search for yourself using identifiers or your publishing names to ensure only one Publons profile is associated with you. 



Use your institutional email (e.g. for new registration. 

Enter City University of Hong Kong for institution under your affiliations settings. 

Add alternative publishing names, e.g. Elizabeth Wang, Liz Wang, C K Wang, under your profile settings.

Publons Reviewer Recognition Service 

Through the Reviewer Recognition Service, Publons integrates into the reviewer workflow for researchers to record and verify their peer review and journal editing activities in compliance with journal policies and preferred permission settings. It helps researchers to display a more comprehensive record of their impact for use in funding or promotion applications and enhancing their career 


The Web of Science Academy is a free online training platform for academics, providing courses on research integrity and key skillsets within academic publishing; both early career researchers and senior researchers can learn the nuts and bolts about peer review with this training platform. 


Further Reading: 

Populate Publication History  

Publications can be imported from different sources listed below to Publons in a number of ways.

  • Web of Science 
  • DOI or Title  
  • File Upload (RIS, CSV, or BibTex)

For more information on ResearcherID and Publons, please refer to Publons' Knowledge Base 

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