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 Card, Metrics Panel, Publication 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.
Register or sign in to Web of Science to create or manage your own Researcher Profile, and share it with the persistent link http://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/[ResearcherID].
|(1) Once logged in, click ">| MENU" to expand the left-hand sidebar to view "My Web of Science"|
|(2) Click "Profile" and then "My records" to expand the record editing panel|
|(3) Click "+ ADD" next to "Publications" to populate 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.
|(4) Opt in/out of the automatic update of publications by Web of Science|
Claimed profiles with at least one Core Collection publication will be enrolled in receiving automatic updates of Core Collect and Preprint articles to their document list. You will receive an email notification and be directed to the publication page to view or reject the auto-added publications. You can opt out of receiving the updates via a tab "Publication Preferences" under Researcher Profile Settings.
You can opt-in to the automatic update and take note of its pros and cons, recommended practice and how CityU Scholars helps.
|(5) Populate records of other types|
To add records of other types, 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.
|Opt-in to the automatic update of publications by Web of Science|
While the automatic update feature offers convenience, it also poses the risk of paper misattribution.
You can reap the advantages of automatic publication updates without compromising the precision of your profile in regards to your publication records and metrics.
By utilizing CityU Scholars, you can assist Web of Science in enhancing its author mapping and searchability, ensuring that the right publications are associated with your name and profile in its database.
Correcting author records
For a single author, there might be more than one author record in Web of Science. They were possibly registered by the author using different email addresses or created by the Web of Science algorithm. Moreover, there might be publication misattribution to author records. Sign in to your Web of Science account to make a correction request.
|For Unclaimed Author Records (without a green tick next to author names)|
Merge multiple author records
Remove publications from a single author record
|For Claimed Author Records (i.e. authors who have registered an account with Web of Science will have a Researcher Profile with a green tick next to their names)|
Currently, only the profile owner can correct claimed Researcher Profiles. You can refer to the above section Managing publication, peer review and editor records to populate publications. Or, open the unclaimed author record containing your publications and click "Claim my record". You will then be directed to a page to confirm which publications to add to your profile.