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Author Identity Management

Name Ambiguity Issues, ORCID Creation and Integration

Web of Science ResearcherID

Web of Science ResearcherID, a unique identifier that associates researchers with their works in Web of Science, is now displayed on Web of Science Researcher Profile (formerly Publons). A Researcher Profile consists of four distinct sections, namely Profile CardMetrics PanelPublication Records and Peer Review Records. ResearcherID is at the top of the Profile Card, right underneath the author's name. It is automatically assigned to each Profile holder and can be used to search for publications by a researcher. Other sections on the Researcher Profile showcase a researcher's scholarly contributions and impact in publications, peer reviews and editorships. 


↓ Click to view an example Researcher Profile ↓

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Register or sign in to Web of Science to create or manage your own Researcher Profile, and share it with the persistent link[ResearcherID].  


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Registering and Signing in the Web of Science
About Web of Science Researcher Profiles

Managing publication, peer review and editor records  

Once logged in, click ">| MENU" to expand the left-hand sidebar to view "My Web of Science".



Click "Profile" and then "My records" to expand the record editing panel.


To populate publications, click "+ ADD" next to "Publications".

► Suggested publications: Publications matched by your email addresses and/or names are ready to be viewed and claimed under the tab "View my publications". To refine the search, you could provide more email addresses you have published with.

► Add publications by identifier: Publications can be imported by identifier search, including DOI, Web of Sceince accession number, PubMed ID, arXiv or Title. 

► Add publications by file upload: Publications can be imported from a RIS, BibTex, or CSV file. 

► Syc with ORCiD: Once you have connected ORCID iD with Web of Science Researcher Profile and indicated your preference for configuration, you can keep both profiles up to date and synchronized. Please refer to the guide "Integrating and synchronizing ORCID with Web of Science Researcher Profile".


To add other types of records, such as peer reviews, editor records and editorial board memberships, similar to publications, you can click on "+ ADD" next to the record types and fill in the information required. 


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Managing Publications, Peer Reviews and Editor Records

For more information on ResearcherID and Researcher Profile, please refer to Web of Science's Knowledge Base 

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